Sharecare and Boston University School of Public Health Launch Community Well-Being Index, Identifies Education as Key Predictor of Health and Well-Being

Sharecare and the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) have released their next-generation Community Well-Being Index (CWBI) state rankings report, constructing 10 years of well-being measurement through the integration of key social determinants of health data.

Transforming the Telehealth Experience for Patients and Clinicians | Amwell Files IPO…Google Cloud to Invest $100 Million

Amwell has filed to go public under the New York Stock Exchange symbol AMWL. Google Cloud's $100 million investment will be a concurrent private placement at the IPO price. The company didn't indicate a proposed size for the offering, nor did it give an anticipated price range, but it provided a placeholder amount of $100 million to calculate its registration fee. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC, Piper Sandler, UBS Investment Bank, Credit Suisse and Cowen Berenberg are listed as underwriters for the IPO.

HouseWorks and Capsule Partnership: Simplifying Access and Streamlining Medication Delivery for Boston Area Seniors

HouseWorks, one of the nation’s largest independent private home healthcare companies, and Capsule, the largest full-service independent digital pharmacy in the nation, recently announced a partnership that will bring Capsule’s effortless, free same-day delivery pharmacy benefits to HouseWorks’ clients as HouseWorks builds a medication management program to improve the overall health and safety of its clients. This comprehensive approach is all part of HouseWorks’ BetterCare at HomeTM mission and desire to wrap their clients and families in a safety net of support to enable them to stay safe, comfortable and engaged in their lives.

Talkspace Expands Affordable Mental Health Care Offering for 40 Million Americans

Digital behavioral health leader Talkspace has announced the launch a new campaign, in partnership with Michael Phelps, to highlight coverage for over 40 million Americans. The goal of this partnership campaign is to promote access to affordable mental health services on a HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. Currently, Talkspace is covered by the nation's largest health insurers, including Cigna, Optum, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Humana. Talkspace also offers coverage plans directly through employers, educational institutions and other large member organizations. - Digital Health Times

The Future of Sight is Bright…Meet the Next Generation Low Vision Device | eSight 4

eSight has revealed its fourth-generation (eSight 4) wearable assistive device for enhancing vision in those with eye disease and disorders. New features of the wireless, hands-free device include improved auto-focus, advanced controls such as zoom, focus, and contrast, and two high-resolution screens for a full binocular vision that integrates with the user’s prescription lenses. The eSight 4 is available through a growing number of Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, distributors specializing in low vision assistive technology, and at http://www.eSightEyewear.com.

Old-School is Uncool | Net Health Announces New Therapy Solution for Hospital-based Acute Care

Old-school is uncool. Net Health's new digital strategy to managing patient caseload allows rehab therapists to leave old-school methods behind. Net Health, a leading provider of EHR software for specialized care settings, has announced that it has launched a new fully integrated digital solution for rehab therapists in acute care settings. Net Health Therapy for Acute Care enables physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in acute care settings to better clinical and business outcomes by increasing efficiency and standardizing patient care.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Partners with Microsoft and Adobe – Launches Digital Experience and Customer Insights Platform

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized healthcare and purchasing offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail businesses wherever, whenever and however they may want them. Installing this platform will push WBA into the second phase of its digital transformation, one of its key strategic priorities. The strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe allows WBA to provide insights to deliver more engaging and personalized experiences while upholding and protecting the privacy choices of patients and customers.