CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

What You Should Know:

– Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert
system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home.

– Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature while also providing a 24/7 personal emergency response platform for use when needed.


CVS Health, today announced the release of Symphony medical
alert system to help caregivers monitor the safety and well-being of loved
ones, even from afar. This collection of in-home and wearable devices offers a
new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for
falls, motion, and room temperature while also providing a 24/7 personal
emergency response platform for use when needed. Symphony is designed to support
the growing number of seniors choosing to maintain an independent lifestyle at
home, as well as those involved in their care.

Spurred in part by COVID, as you may know, an increasing
number of seniors are choosing to “age in place.” But COVID has also
highlighted major challenges in staying connected to loved ones while socially
isolated. Enter Symphony…a collection of in-home and wearable devices that
are now available in approx. 650 CVSH HUBs and online. 

Unlike other systems that require a wearable alert device,
Symphony includes a voice-activated Smart Hub that lets seniors call assigned
caregivers or emergency responders hands-free 24/7. Sensors placed around
the house can monitor motion, temperature, and air quality and alert caregivers
of anything out of the ordinary through a free caregiver smartphone app.
Symphony system also provides alerts for falls or other emergencies and can
assist with facilitating care coordination when needed.

Symphony is the latest example of ways in which CVS Health is supporting seniors at home. Organizations like SilverSneakers® are providing virtual exercise classes to help seniors stay active from the comfort of their homes. And Aetna partnered with the companionship benefit company Papa, Inc., to connect Medicare Advantage members with college-age individuals who can provide remote companionship through the telephone. These are in addition to more traditional services, like virtual care, and SDOH resources like grocery delivery, housekeeping, and others.

Bundle Packages

Designed to fit a family’s specific needs and adapt to a variety of homes, two easy-to-use Symphony device options are available: the Basic Bundle and Essential Bundle. While both systems come equipped with the Smart Hub and a wearable care button, the Essential Bundle also includes motion sensors and a voice-activated Fall Sensor to automatically detect falls in the bathroom, where the majority of accidents occur. Complementary devices are available for both bundles if desired, including additional motion sensors to extend the range of coverage in larger homes, and entry sensors for use on doors, cabinets, or windows.

Pricing

Pricing starts at $149.99 for the Symphony Basic Bundle and
$249.99 for the Essential Bundle. A monthly service fee is required, although
no long-term contract is needed to activate. Once activated, each Symphony
bundle can help support safety at home as well as in the event of an emergency.

“We’re committed to helping consumers on their path to better health and new consumer health innovations like Symphony can help give caregivers peace of mind as they monitor a loved one’s safety and well-being through a truly differentiated connected health approach,” said Adam Pellegrini, SVP of Enterprise Virtual Care & Consumer Health at CVS Health.

How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021

How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021
Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth

As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to struggle with what should really be table stakes: the ability to integrate data from disparate organizations and systems into a unified view of the whole person and take action.

During the height of the pandemic, telehealth made it possible to deliver care that was personal yet socially responsible. As a direct benefit, the use of digital health tools on both the clinical and consumer side picked up a tremendous and timely head of steam. But what will become of these innovations once we make our eventual return to normal?

Today, many healthcare consumers can talk to a therapist or a counselor through text, monitor glucose levels through a diabetes app and meet with their primary care provider over videoconference. The challenge is that a lot of this patient data is still landlocked in electronic medical record (EMR) systems that do not communicate or coordinate with one another or with payer systems or consumer apps.

The sustainability and applicability of digital health tools are still often questioned despite reports that investors had poured a staggering $5.4 billion into the digital health industry just by June of this year (Rock Health). The key to success is to seamlessly connect these tools with legacy systems and siloed access points to create a truly integrated healthcare continuum. Jumping between systems, each holding only its own limited slice of patient data, and then trying to take action on this data, is neither scalable nor sustainable.

Healthcare consumers have long looked at the seamless nature of apps in other areas of life and asked for a similar level of accessibility and on-demand, high-quality information from the healthcare system. Accenture found in its 2020 Digital Health Consumer Survey that although consumers are interested in virtual services, a cumbersome digital experience turns them off. Additionally, the survey found that concerns over privacy, security, and trust remain, along with difficulty integrating new tools and services into day-to-day clinical workflows.

The good news is that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has made several major data exchange rulings this year that will push providers and payer organizations to update legacy systems to make consumer health data more assessable and sharable across all parties, all for the benefit of the patient.

The Stage is Set: Healthcare Leaders Must Act, Now

The incredible investments in the industry, increasing consumer demand, and data sharing regulation show that healthcare connectivity and interoperability have never been more essential. To ensure that the digital health transformation and remote healthcare delivery models progress optimally beyond the current environment, we must support healthcare organizations in evolving their infrastructure and software capabilities to support this kind of strategy. This is where health tech has a critical role to play in building flexible pipes to connect the full spectrum of repositories and players, including doctors, specialists, nurses, care managers, health coaches, caregivers, and, of course, the healthcare consumer.

What does this look like in practice? Imagine if an unusually high heart rate warning was triggered by a patient’s smartwatch, which then alerted the patient’s care manager to check-in. With a comprehensive view of that patient, the care manager calls the patient to assess if they are okay and learns the patient ran out of their prescription which helps lower the heart rate. Knowing that patient does not have access to a car and is afraid to take public transportation due to COVID-19, the care manager then sets up a prescription delivery straight to that patient’s doorstep.

Through this process, digital health tools, patient data, and social determinants of health all came together to equip that care manager to deliver personalized care to the patient. Sound like sci-fi? This innovative approach can actually be a reality for organizations that manage large populations. The key is educating more healthcare leaders about the benefits of a comprehensive healthcare platform that improves health outcomes, lowers costs and increases member satisfaction. 

This all starts with a platform that coordinates and aggregates the siloes of data and tools (clinical and digital) into a central hub. that allows providers to oversee the access points, plans, and processes in a patient’s healthcare journey without the task of building or maintaining the system themselves. This can be a game-changer in the way we assess and treat patients and help the industry to fully realize the dream of truly comprehensive, coordinated care.


About Adam Sabloff

Adam Sabloff is the founder and CEO of VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, serving more than 9 million members across the U.S. Prior to VirtualHealth, Sabloff served as VP of Development and Chief Marketing Officer for Midtown Equities, a $7 billion real estate, media and aviation conglomerate, where he also oversaw its technology subsidiary, Midtown Technologies.


Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs

Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs
Andrei Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API,

A recent BBC article discusses the rise in employee health
tracking via wearable devices and highlights a number of concerns around data
privacy. To try and prevent health tracking schemes from crossing ethical
lines, and eroding trust between employee and employer, some industry figures
believe that organizations need to work with third-party vendors who specialize
in managing wellbeing data. These vendors would hold the data independently
under strict privacy rules, and work with employees directly to change their
lifestyles.

We recently spoke with Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API to understand how a user-controlled data platform can address privacy concerns surrounding employee wellness programs. Human API delivers a user-controlled health data ecosystem that gives users full control of which enterprises, insurers, and researchers they want to share their data with to learn more about. The company works alongside a number of organizations such as Omada Health and Thrive Global helping them create wellness programs for their employees while keeping their personal data secure.

HITC: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, how are
employers investing in employee wellness?

Pop: We have seen a number of different initiatives
across the board. Some of the more obvious include offering access to
mindfulness tools, online workouts, fitness apps, or online counseling services
for key issues such as mental health, financial distress, or relationship
difficulties. Others are more inventive, such as tools that encourage employees
to take breaks or ensure they are working in a safe environment at home.

We believe that one of the most important lessons and
reminders for employers during COVID-19 is that employees are the most valuable
assets for any business. Companies that treat their employees as such and
invest in making their teams feel supported throughout the crisis will thrive
in the long run. 

After all, recent studies show that 80% of employees at companies with
developed health and wellness programs feel engaged in their workplace and cared
for by their employers. Modern employees — especially Millennials — are
motivated to join businesses that are committed to their improvement and
progression. While one year ago, this may have meant salary increases and
promotions, through the lens of COVID-19 this also means improving employees’
health and well-being.

Our customers like Thrive Global are actively working with
their employer customers to build additional well-being programs and products
on top of their software platform, to support employee resilience, well-being,
and productivity.

This recognition that healthier, happier employees are proven to be more
creative, productive, and less transient, is driving this increased interest in
wellness initiatives. We believe it will continue to do so well after a vaccine
has solved the immediate threat from COVID-19. Employee well-being is going to
be table stakes in the future for employers who want to attract and retain the
best talent. 

HITC: Has the remote workforce revolution increased
interest in these programs from employers?

Pop: We think about this question a lot since we’re a
virtual-first company by design. Remote working is a trend that has been
accelerated by years due to the pandemic, and our customers are actively
building new wellness solutions to empower employers to take better care of
their people. Wearable devices are now front and center as a way to support
employee wellness, and programs are rapidly emerging to help people stay active
and healthy during these trying times.

Increased interest in wellness solutions to problems
associated with ‘stay at home’ measures — such as a strain on mental health —
is clearly represented in funding data from 2020. A recent report from CB Insights shows that
although wellness applications for general fitness and sleep saw fewer deals
and dollars than they did in the first half of 2019, there has been a spike in
funding for mental health-focused wellness startups. 

During the pandemic, which has been described as a ‘mental
health crisis,’ downloads of consumer meditation and mindfulness apps like Calm
and Headspace have increased significantly. 

We’re also seeing a lot of movement in the enterprise space.
A couple of examples include Spring Health, a service that helps companies
offer their workers mental health benefits, which recently raised $76 million, and MindLabs,
which recently raised $1.8M for its mobile app combining live videos from
mental health professionals leading meditation and mindfulness sessions, with
an EEG headband that measures heart and respiration rates to show how
successful sessions are in reducing stress. 

HITC: What role will user-controlled data platforms play
in working with these enterprises?

Pop: User-controlled data platforms will facilitate
the secure transaction and exchange of fragmented health data to power wellness
solutions, programs, and products, and ultimately accelerate the pace of
innovation for enterprises. Platforms like ours have a vested interest in
earning and keeping user trust, and are able to offer an extra layer of
security and privacy (peace of mind) to end-users. We believe our approach to
enabling data sharing will continue to increase adoption and user participation
in wellness programs and solutions. As we’ve seen in other industries,
companies Uber, and other modern transaction layers that enable trusted
transactions opened the market to new innovations and new consumer behaviors.
Our platform is helping drive enterprise and consumer behavior in a similar way
by accelerating the rise of a consumer health ecosystem that empowers people to
be proactive participants in their own health and well-being. 

HITC: How can employees control their data to solve the
trust issue?

Pop: Through our platform, employees can connect and
disconnect a data source any time they want. They are in full control of which
companies have access to their health data, and we’ll never sell any
identifiable employee health data. Our security policy and protocols are designed
in the best interest of employees (end consumers) to maximize trust,
engagement, and participation. 

HITC: What challenges and trends do you see heading into
2021 and beyond for the user-controlled health data ecosystem?

Pop: Trust remains a big issue, but we find that
people are beginning to be more comfortable with sharing their data while
they’re at home. I believe the biggest challenge to the rise of a new consumer
health ecosystem is how fast industries and enterprises can adapt and innovate.
This is new terrain that companies are learning to navigate and master. We’re
seeing the emergence of a new wellness paradigm to respond to the pandemic, and
we’re excited to help accelerate the trend of empowering consumers to take
control of their own health. As more health data sources come online, our
consumer health data platform will help enable more innovative products and
solutions. There’s a global opportunity and historic moment here to capitalize
on by leveraging the power of wearable technology and health data to transform
consumer well-being.

Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know:

– Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform
announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week.

– Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a
streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with
physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers.

– The platform harnesses a machine learning-powered data pipeline
that structures health data into a consistent format, making it easier for
medical researchers and scientists to use actionable data more quickly and
efficiently while ensuring that patients remain in full control of who their
personal data is being shared with.


Human API, a San
Mateo, CA-based company empowering consumers to connect and share electronic
health data with companies they trust, announced today that it has raised over
$20 million in Series C funding. The round includes participation from Samsung
Ventures, CNO Financial Group, Allianz Life Ventures, and Moneta VC, as well as
from existing investors BlueRun Ventures, SCOR Life and Health Ventures, and
Guardian Life Insurance Company. 

The capital will be used to scale new products and services
that enable new product design, granular risk stratification, optimize clinical
trial recruitment, support population health management, automate patient
monitoring, and digitize chronic disease management.

The Next Generation of Health Data Exchange

Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a
streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with
physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. The platform
harnesses a machine learning-powered data pipeline that structures health data
into a consistent format, making it easier for medical researchers and
scientists to use actionable data more quickly and efficiently while ensuring
that patients remain in full control of who their personal data is being shared
with. 

However, going one step further than just solving the data
portability issue, the Human API platform offers users various options to make
their data actionable, such as:

– Sharing their information with specific researchers who can put it to good use 

– Enlisting to take part in medical trials or pharma trials 

– Speeding up insurance processes to less than 24 hours

– Taking part in wellness programs provided by their employers.

“By facilitating these transactions,” explains Sean Duffy,
Co-Founder & CEO at Omada Health, “Human API is bringing into being a new
consumer health ecosystem driven by consumer-centric health apps and services.”

Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

To drive forward this period of growth, Human API has
brought on Richard Dufty as Chief Commercial Officer. Having spearheaded
AppDirect’s growth from early stage startup to Unicorn status in just 4 years,
and having led Symantec’s $1B US Consumer and Cloud business, Dufty brings
extensive experience launching and growing software ecosystems.

Former KKR Vet Jim Momtazee Launches Healthcare Investment Firm, Patient Square Capital

Jim Momtazee and Maria Walker form health care investment firm Patient Square Capital
Jim Momtazee,
Managing Partner at Patient Square Capital

What You Should Know:

– Former KKR veteran Jim Momtazee announced the launch of
Patient Square Capital, a partnership being purpose-built to become the
preeminent investment firm in healthcare. 

– Patient Square will partner with best-in-class
management teams whose products, services, and technologies improve
health. 

– Prior to Patient Square, he spent over 21 years
at KKR, initially joining in 1996. He helped establish the firm’s health
care industry group in 2001 and subsequently was Head of the Americas Heath
Care Team for over 10 years.


Private equity veteran Jim Momtazee, today announced the
formation of healthcare investment firm, Patient Square Capital.  Patient
Square will partner with best-in-class management teams whose products,
services, and technologies improve health. The Patient Square team has a shared
vision to create an investment firm capable of managing large pools of capital
and with the expertise to meet the considerable and critical needs of the health
care world. 

Jim Momtazee Background

Mr. Momtazee is the Managing Partner of Patient
Square. He is a 21-year veteran of KKR, where he helped form its
Health Care Industry Group in 2001 and subsequently led the group for over 10
years.

In that role, he managed a team of over 20 dedicated health
care professionals overseeing five different health-care-related investment
strategies including private and growth equity.  He was a member of the
Americas Private Equity Investment Committee beginning in 2013 and was Chairman
of both the Health Care Strategic Growth and Health Care Royalty & Income
Investment Committees. 

Among the major health care investments made during Mr.
Momtazee’s tenure at KKR was Jazz Pharmaceuticals (2004); HCA (2006),
a $33 billion transaction which at the time was the largest cash buyout in
history; PRA Health Sciences (2013); and BridgeBio Pharma (2016). Mr. Momtazee
currently serves on the Boards of Directors of BridgeBio, PRA Health Sciences
(lead independent director), and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association.
He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Ajax Health, Alliance
Imaging, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, BrightSpring Health Services, Covenant Surgical
Partners, EchoNous, Entellus Medical, Envision Healthcare, Global Medical
Response, HCA, Heartland Dental, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lake Region Medical, and
Spirox.

Maria Walker to Serve as CFO

Mr. Momtazee is joined by Maria Walker, Partner & Chief
Financial Officer of Patient Square.  Ms. Walker has extensive experience
across private equity and health care, including 17 years at KPMG where she
served as a senior partner and a global lead in its private equity
practice.  

Patient Square Capital Investment Focus

Patient Square intends to build a distinctive and diverse
partnership with deep health care experience and a shared commitment to build a
world-class investment firm.  Patient Square will seek opportunities to
invest broadly across the healthcare industry, including technology-enabled
services, biopharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical value chain, medical devices,
diagnostics, providers, digital health
and consumer health.


Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

What You Should Know:

– Direct-to-consumer telehealth company Thirty Madison raises
$47M in Series B round from Johnson & Johnson and Polaris Partners.

– Thirty Madison’s three portfolio brands — Keeps, Cove,
and Evens — enables patients to easily access specialist-level care
combined with the convenience of telemedicine and treatment delivery. 


Thirty
Madison
, a New York City-based digital health
company reinventing the patient experience for the estimated 133 million
Americans living with chronic conditions, today announced a $47 million Series
B round led by Polaris Partners.
New investor Johnson & Johnson
Innovation – JJDC, Inc.
(JJDC) also participated in the funding, along with
existing investors Maveron and Northzone. Thirty Madison has raised a total
of $70 million to date.

Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

Founded in 2017 by Steven Gutentag and Demetri
Karagas, Thirty Madison was launched with a single vision: To build the
highest quality care experiences for treating chronic health conditions. Through
Thirty Madison’s three portfolio brands — KeepsCove, and Evens —  patients can easily access
specialist-level care combined with the convenience of telemedicine and
treatment delivery. Each platform offers individualized health care to patients
suffering from hair loss (Keeps), migraine (Cove), and acid reflux (Evens) at
an affordable cost. With virtual doctor visits and a wide range of therapeutic
treatments, tools, and educational content individually tailored to the needs
of patients, these groundbreaking brands are reimagining and improving the way
chronic conditions are treated.

Thirty Madison offers not only a differentiated platform –
which allows Keeps, Cove, and Evens to deliver specialist-level care across a
spectrum of health issues, but also a novel approach to modernizing healthcare.
For Thirty Madison, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to
treatment—or to products. In addition to providing a range of issue-appropriate
treatment options, the brands also partner directly with innovative healthcare
companies to provide patients with increased access to the latest treatment
options and offer meaningful cost savings.

Traction/Milestones

Thirty Madison’s first brand, Keeps, launched in January
2018. Halfway through 2020, Keeps has surpassed its 2019 revenue and is a
recognized leader in the hair loss space, helping hundreds-of-thousands of
customers manage hair loss while improving and expanding access to treatments.
Using Keeps’ success as a proof-of-concept, Thirty Madison built on the
capabilities of their platform to launch their next care model, Cove, the first
direct-to-consumer treatment option for migraine, in early 2019. Cove has made
high-quality migraine care more accessible, affordable, and actionable than
ever, helping 70% of patients see a reduction in migraine severity and driving
a 79% reduction in ER visits due to migraine. Evens, launched at the end of
2019, is the first telehealth solution for acid reflux, a chronic condition
that causes heartburn and affects over one-quarter of Americans.

With this new round of investment, Thirty Madison plans to
further innovate in the digital healthcare space, specifically making the
overall experience more enjoyable for those with chronic conditions. Steven
Gutentag, co-founder and CEO of Thirty Madison notes, “We are excited to
have JJDC as an investor, given Johnson & Johnson’s leadership across
healthcare and consumer health, and their commitment to putting consumers and
patients first.”

Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

What You Should Know:

– Sharecare launches its offering for employers: [email protected],  a virtual solution for COVID-19 that’s integrated with its app-based digital health platform for managing consumer health and well-being.

– The offering is designed for employers – organizations
of any kind – to support their workforces as they return to work when the time
is right (and whether they’re working virtually or remotely).

– The solution features digital health pass, daily screener, telehealth integration, access to testing, and employee readiness surveying capabilities.


Sharecare, the digital health
company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced [email protected],
Sharecare’s comprehensive COVID-19
readiness solution. Integrated into Sharecare’s robust health management and
engagement platform, [email protected] empowers U.S. employers to address the
evolving emotional, educational, clinical and operational challenges introduced
by the pandemic, while equipping their employees with tools and resources to
stay safe and build resilience, whether continuing to work remotely or
returning to the physical workplace.

[email protected] Areas of Focus

Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

Through
[email protected], these tools, programs and content, among other new features,
are now available to Sharecare’s enterprise partners. Sharecare’s new COVID-19
readiness solution covers three distinct areas of focus to support U.S.
employers throughout the pandemic and beyond, including:

Assessment & Triage: Empowers employers with a real-time perspective on the overall health and safety of their workforce; while providing employees with a simple and convenient way to track their health status on a daily basis and gain confidence that their colleagues are doing the same. Components include:

  • Readiness survey: Developed in partnership with Dr. Sandro
    Galea, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health; assesses
    employees’ willingness to resume activities and what will make them feel safe
    at work.

    • Daily screener & digital health pass: Securely monitor an employee’s health;
      employer receives reporting status and test results for each employee as well
      as aggregated data.

      • Daily screener: Clinically validated. Provides
        employees with a personalized COVID-19 report to view daily entries and monitor
        progress; locate nearby testing sites by state and county; and see lab results
        from employer-ordered COVID-19 tests.
      • Health pass: Secure QR code-powered
        certification within the Sharecare app, validating each employee’s health
        status as part of an organization’s return to work protocol.1
    • Telehealth integrationEnables employers to seamlessly integrate Sharecare’s
      HIPAA-compliant telehealth solution or other third-party telehealth
      solutions.

Testing & Tracking: Provides a decision framework to ensure a safe, confident return to work for an employer and their employees. Features include:

  • COVID-19 testingSearchable database of all available sanctioned and credible
    testing options. Sharecare, in conjunction with testing and diagnostic service
    providers, guides employees through the process to understand if they need to
    get tested, which test is appropriate, where to get tested, and their results,
    which are privately available to them within the Sharecare app.

    • Contact tracing: Uses low-emission Bluetooth readings between
      mobile phones over time to approximate the proximity and duration of an
      encounter between Sharecare app users who opt-in.2 Privately
      notifies individuals who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
    • Reporting and analytics: Status and risks for each employee, including
      results of positive COVID-19 tests and exposure events. Additional dashboards
      can be segmented by geography, worksite locations, and segmentation tactics
      applicable to the organization; as well as real-time and actionable reporting
      analytics providing clients with insights on population outcomes.

Build & maximize
resilience
: Tools and resources to foster resilience
by addressing the emotional, physical and financial challenges that many
employees encounter during the pandemic and as they return to work, including:

  • Interactive map: Measures and monitors the progression of
    COVID-19 cases and mobility data across the country, down to a county-by-county
    basis.

    • Anxiety management: From its voice-based stress tracker to the
      award-winning relaxation and mindfulness videos, Sharecare has multiple tools
      to help people manage stress. Most recently, Sharecare acquired a digital
      therapeutics company founded by renowned neuroscientist Dr. Jud Brewer and
      whose suite of apps, including Unwinding Anxiety, are clinically proven to
      positively affect long-term behavior change.
    • Financial protection: Sharecare provides employees direct access to
      SmartDollar, an online program designed to help them get on a budget, save for
      emergencies, pay off debt, and start investing so they can retire with
      confidence.

Integration with Sharecare’s Existing Digital Health Platform

Sharecare
has integrated these capabilities into its comprehensive digital platform
currently available to 30 million covered lives. By offering an even more
robust solution, Sharecare is ideally positioned not only to support the health
and well-being of its client partners and their employees in the face of the
pandemic but also to enable them to return to work safely when the time is
right. 

“Although the ultimate goal of enabling employees to safely return to the workplace is clear, the path for getting there is less certain for many organizations – and that’s further complicated by the daily information overload that is often complex and contradictory,” said Jeff Arnold, founder, chairman and CEO of Sharecare. “A successful return-to-work strategy requires more than just a particular testing protocol; we have to create a new culture of well-being that can adapt and evolve over time while empowering each individual to build resilience and foster longevity. We are committed to helping everyone stay safe against the threat of the pandemic, while equipping our government, employer and health plan partners to work toward recovery as a key component of their comprehensive well-being strategies.”