Corporate Insight


Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and the Movement Economy

With the rise in fitness reward programs and blockchain technology, one startup aims to fuse the health and financial trends together, encouraging participants to earn cryptocurrency rewards just by walking. Offering a currency and platform of the same name, Sweatcoin positions itself as one of the first entrants in the movement economy to use open-source […]

Topics: Health Apps  Mobile 

Health Plans Continue to Expand Wellness Reward Program Device Options

Since the start of 2017, five Healthcare Monitor coverage group firms have added capabilities through which plan members can connect and sync their health stats from an activity tracker or health app. More recently, Harvard Pilgrim and UnitedHealthcare added these wearable and health app compatibility capabilities to their health and wellness reward programs to keep […]

Topics: Health Apps 

UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Provider and Member Online Pharmacy Solutions

In the past year, we have seen health plans improving their member- and provider-facing online tools to help address high healthcare costs, inefficient processes and poor user experience. In line with this trend, UnitedHealthcare partnered with OptumRx to unveil PreCheck MyScript, a new online prescription tool for providers, as well as to release an updated […]

The Evolution of Health and Wellness Programs

Health and wellness programs have been a part of the U.S. culture for decades. Throughout the years, studies have spurred new developments, technologies and approaches to managing lifestyle and health habits. At the outset, programs focused on diet and nutrition. Programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Slim-Fast first introduced notable concepts used […]

How Are You Really Doing? Aetna’s MindCheck Tool Brings the Digital Experience to Personal Wellness

The latest in a health and wellness initiative that includes digital and brick-and-mortar mindfulness resources, Aetna’s new emotional wellness self-assessment tool, MindCheck, allows users to conduct an mental health self-evaluation and provides suggested wellness resources and recommendations. Along with resources like the firm’s Mindfulness Tumblr page and Mental & Emotional Health page, MindCheck illustrates Aetna’s […]

Topics: Health Apps 

A Brief Introduction to Kaiser Permanente and Its Mobile Apps

About Kaiser Permanente Corporate Insight is pleased to introduce Kaiser Permanente to ourHealthcare Monitor coverage group. The not-for-profit health plan, which opened enrollment to the public in 1945, began as an industrial company providing construction, shipyard and steel mill workers with coverage in the late 1930s. The company now offers coverage to members in nine […]

Topics: Health Apps  Mobile 

Doctor on Demand 2.0: Heal

In a previous post on the doctor-on-demand app Pager, we highlight that house calls may be emerging as an alternative healthcare option. The Pager app, which lets users converse with a nurse and schedule a house call with a doctor, is based out of New York City. On the West Coast, the market may be […]