AliveCor launches heart health management program and more digital health briefs


Personal ECG maker AliveCor launched its own heart health management and coaching program for employers, health plans and health systems dubbed KardiaComplete.

The program will include monitoring through the company’s KardiaMobile 6L personal ECG and Omron’s Evolv blood pressure cuff, a care team that works with a patient’s primary care provider and health coaching that can assist with lifestyle changes.

“KardiaComplete goes beyond short-term monitoring and education to offer payers and employers a more robust solution to manage patient care and drive lasting results,” CEO Priya Abani said in a statement. “We have brought our deep heritage in AI and user-friendly devices and services to invent a single virtual disease management program that can augment existing programs and streamline patient care.”

Earlier this year, the company rolled out a credit-card-sized personal ECG called the KardiaMobile Card, which landed FDA clearance in November. 

AliveCor will face some competition in heart health management. Outside of platform tools like DarioHealth and Omada that offer hypertension management, One Drop recently moved into the cardiovascular disease prevention space, while Hello Heart announced it had scooped up $70 million in Series D funding earlier this week. 

Brightline is partnering with youth health education nonprofit Peer Health Exchange to develop the pediatric mental health company’s offerings to teenagers.

Peer Health Exchange’s Youth Design Group will help Brightline design its upcoming teen-focused program as well as new coaching tools on gender, sexual and racial identity and trauma. The collaboration will also help Brightline develop its mobile app experience, and Peer Health Exchange’s video tools will be available on the Brightline platform. 

“Today’s teens face so many struggles and deserve support that is sorely missing. This expansion of teen-focused content with an emphasis on teen and near-peer voices is essential to meeting the diverse needs of teens,” Honora Einhorn, senior clinical manager and behavioral therapist at Brightline. “I’m thrilled to partner with the Peer Health Exchange team to bring more teens quality, private, convenient mental health support that meets them where they are.”

In March, Brightline announced it had scooped up $105 million in funding, bumping its valuation to $705 million. It also recently launched a virtual coaching program aimed at parents and caregivers with children at risk for or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Digital fitness company FitOn is launching programs tailored to seniors and people with chronic conditions called FitOn Health.

The offering will include courses for people with diabetes and musculoskeletal conditions as well as programs for fall prevention. FitOn Health comes months after the fitness startup announced it had scored $40 million in funding and acquired corporate wellness platform Peerfit. 

“Our health plan partners needed a solution to positively impact members’ health conditions. While physical activity is hugely beneficial, it may not always be enough to achieve the level of health and wellness our members want,” Ed Buckley, CEO of Peerfit, said in a statement. “We are launching FitOn Health as the direct result of the feedback from our health plan partners, based on their needs and wants, to ensure that we are providing customized solutions for their members.”

Another virtual workout company focused on older adults in Balanced, which launched in November and raised $6.5 million in seed funding earlier this year.



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