Employee wellness tech: March 28-April 1, 2022

A weekly roundup of technologies focused on monitoring and improving employee health and well-being.

By Kacey Larsen      
Tech to build a culture of mental wellness

Here are some of the wellness tools we found this week:

Lyra Health introduces Workforce Transformation, a suite of offerings designed to assist organizations with building a culture of mental wellness and foster psychological safety. These new services aim to address mental health awareness throughout the workforce by offering managers and teams learning and development curriculum, advisory services and anonymized data insights. The Workforce Transformation Suite includes: Lyra Learn, Lyra Gather, Lyra Workshops, Workplace Advisory Services and a Workplace Wellness Dashboard.      

– A team of chefs, nutritionists and doctors launch Foogal, a meal-planning app to prevent and manage pre-diabetes, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. While creating a profile as an individual or family, a user identifies one of three diet protocols — wellness protocol, autoimmune protocol and insulin resistance — to follow, and then the app customizes recipes to suit those health conditions and goals. Along with meal and recipe planning, a shopping list can be generated within the app with links to items for sale at a Kroger supermarket. More grocery stores will be added in the future.

eMoney Advisor announces a white labeling option for retirement plan advisors within its financial planning and wellness app, Incentive. The employee-based financial wellness solution is a self-led planning and budgeting tool. Incentive is available to employees through their retirement plan advisors.  

– Nivati, a holistic mental health platform for employees, is set to launch a curated content marketplace that offers tools and support for mental wellness. These self-service tools paired with its clinical therapy offerings, create a more holistic approach that users can then personalize. An additional funding round will allow Nivati to increase its team and expand its expert content providers.

LetsGetChecked is acquiring Veritas Genetics Inc. and Veritas Intercontinental. These acquisitions expand the health care tech company’s access to whole genome sequencing as well as targeted panels and tests, like cancer screening and carrier screening. These additional capabilities along with its existing virtual care model and diagnostic testing will offer another level of personalized care, testing and prevention to consumers, employers, health plans and other health care partners. 

– A launch to watch as it is currently only available in Florida is Cerebral’s new virtual program targeted at treating opioid-use disorder. The program combines behavioral counseling and/or therapy with FDA-approved medication-assistance treatment, and members of the program will develop a personalized treatment plan with licensed prescribers. Cerebral says it plans to expand the program to other states in the coming months.