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California Moms and Babies to Benefit From New, Enhanced Mobile Health Apps

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Collaboration between Wildflower, Care1st (Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan effective 1/1/19), an affiliate of Blue Shield, and the California Health Care Foundation extends critical health knowledge to Medi-Cal beneficiaries

Mothers and babies across California are about to experience a new level of support thanks to a unique collaboration that puts vital health education resources right at their fingertips. The initiative between Wildflower Health, Care1st Health Plan (Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan effective 1/1/19), an affiliate of Blue Shield of California, and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is designed to ensure that Medi-Cal families have access to the information they need to make important decisions about their health care. Read More

New Cigna Pregnancy App Enables Improved Health and Lower Costs For Pregnant Women

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Global health service company Cigna launched the new Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app to better connect individual customers to Cigna’s suite of health benefits including the Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies maternity health engagement program. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies program has shown to positively impact health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Selected as a Winner of the Children’s National Pediatric Medical Device Innovation Competition

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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, including the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s first P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac monitor and arrhythmia detection device, announced it was selected as one of six winners of the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.

Eleven finalists from a field of 45 worldwide submissions were selected to present their products this past weekend at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium. A distinguished judging panel of industry experts awarded BardyDx a $25,000 prize based on the CAM patch’s pediatric-friendly design, innovative P-wave centric technology, and potential to address significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare. Read More

Wildflower Expands Family Health Platform to Comprehensively Support First 1,000 Days

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Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company, today announced it has launched enhanced capabilities to support new parents during the critical first 1,000 days. Building on the strength of its maternity programming, Wildflower’s Family Health platform can now support parents as they manage the health needs of their newborns and their entire family during early childhood.

Countless research studies have documented the importance of the first 1,000 days, from conception until a child’s second birthday. Without a strong support system, issues stemming from malnutrition and undetected developmental delays can have a negative and irreversible impact that lasts a lifetime. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Announces Additional Growth Capital Funding

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SEATTLE, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, including the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s first P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac monitor and arrhythmia detection device, announced today it has raised additional growth capital from its existing equity investors, including SV Health Investors (“SVHI”), Health Enterprise Partners, and Ascension Ventures. The growth capital will be used to expand BardyDx’s sales force and monitoring services, advance research and development programs, and accelerate development of artificial intelligence diagnostic capabilities. Read More

Serta Simmons brings healthcare to the factory floor

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When Steven Wilkinson began his job as senior director of total rewards at Serta Simmons Bedding four years ago, finding better healthcare ranked high on his priority list.

“I was looking for a way to engage our employees on their health and well-being,” he says. “We did some surveys and focus groups with employees and found that unless we could come to them, bring the health checkup to them, most were not going to get the preventive care they needed — even though it’s provided in their health plan.” Read More

SCIO Health Analytics Culminates 10 Years of Innovation with Announcement of Acquisition by EXL

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Combined resources help broaden healthcare footprint of both organizations while deepening analytics capabilities

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SCIO Health Analytics® announced that it completed its sale to EXLService Holdings. Inc. (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading operations management and analytics company. SCIO’s growth over the last 10 years has been driven by its proven leadership in strategy and innovation around the use of big data and analytics to help payers, providers, and life sciences organizations improve revenue, quality, and operations while solving some of healthcare’s greatest challenges.

“From its founding, SCIO has been dedicated to driving positive change by helping our clients effectively manage critical issues such as the transition to value-based care,” said Siva Namasivayam, co-founder and chief executive officer, SCIO. “We are excited to combine our analytics capabilities and deep healthcare expertise with those of EXL, who is already a world-class global services provider and recognized leader in healthcare analytics.” Read More