News & Updates

Premera Blue Cross selected Wellness Layers to build Serve it Up! The online healthy eating and rewards program will be available by the end of the year to Blue Cross members and non-members.

Proteus Digital Health announced FDA clearance for its ingestible sensor technology. The Proteus digital health feedback system can track individual medication events by detecting when the drug actually hits the stomach and relay that information to a mobile phone.

Vital Connect teamed up with SecuraTrac to provide a mobile personal emergency response system. Vital Connect’s biosensor technology records data on respiration and heart rate, and can also detect when a patient has fallen. The information is relayed through SecuraFone to a provider.

Janssen Healthcare Innovation launched the Care4Today Mobile Adherence medication reminder platform. The secure messaging platform, mobile application and website combo will provide reminders to take medication, refill prescriptions, and visit healthcare providers.

Habit Labs, currently working on behavior change app bud.ge, sold off Health Month to a pair of developers. The new owners are committed to building the social wellness game and supporting its community.

Zamzee partnered with the President’s Challenge Program to encourage physical activity for children and their families. Zamzee allows families to track their fitness through one central portal and provide rewards based on progress.

Welvie received a $6.76 M Innovation Grant from CMS and is projected to save $20 M over three years. The surgery decision support platform is targeted at patients, not physicians, and will help Medicare beneficieries make better decisions about their recovery from surgery.

Therapydia announced it raised $5 M in Series A funding and launched its online community for physical therapists this week. The site hopes to connect physical therapists with each other and also encourage the use of physical therapy by the population at large. Theraphydia also houses a wealth of information for patients and physical therapy practitioners about conditions and physical therapy applications.

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