diabetes prevention

By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2014
UnitedHealthcare announced at CES that the company is launching an online appointment booking system for UnitedHealthgroup members. The system, which is called myEasyBook, will allow users of high-deductible healthcare plans (such as those linked to Health Savings Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts) to go online and compare the costs of different available providers in their network. The...
By Neil Versel March 22, 2013
Omada Health, developer of Prevent, an online and mobile diabetes prevention program, has locked up a $4.7 million, Series A venture financing package. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) led this round of financing, with the help of the Vertical Group, Founder Collective, NEA, TriplePoint Capital, Kapor Capital and unspecified angel investors, Omada says. The cash infusion will allow Omada to expand...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2013
One thread MobiHealthNews has been following since 2010 is the changing role of the payer in digital health. The buzz at the mHealth Summit suggested that 2013 could be a big year for payers taking on more proactive, preventative measures to reduce their own costs and improve the health of their clients. Health insurer and self-styled "global health services company" Cigna has announced a...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2012
During last week's mHealth Summit, MobiHealthNews wrote about the relative slowness of rigorous efficacy data collection, compared to the speed of mobile development. One way to sidestep this problem is to work the other way around - to start with existing, reputable data, and build an online service that leverages it. That's the process that led to Omada Health's diabetes prevention program,...