Tech

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

By Kacey Larsen      
technologies focused on monitoring and improving employee health and well-being.

Apple announces the launch of new heart health resources in February, designed with the aim of supporting “users health journeys in the U.S. to stay moving and informed.” This includes a new Apple Watch Heart Month Activity Challenge to complete 30 minutes of exercise on Feb. 14, plus Fitness+ will feature a special section of 30-minute workouts.

              Global Wellness Apps (GWA) launches DiaStrong Health as a North American online telehealth service dedicated to the diabetic and pre-diabetic markets. The virtual service provides access to providers—including physicians, dieticians, trainers, certified diabetes educators and more—for support and solutions for diabetes management. At this time, DiaStrong does not offer any insurance rebates or processing, and payment is required when booking a provider appointment.

             Headspace Health acquires Sayana, maker of AI-enabled sleep apps and mental health tracking. Sayana will bring its AI capabilities that allow personalized content and experiences based on user needs to Headspace. This acquisition follows the October merger of meditation app Headspace and digital mental health giant Ginger.

             Paycom expands its single software with Clue, a program that allows employers to “collect, track and manage” the vaccination status or testing updates of employees. Clue will allow workers to upload their vaccination card to company files, and employers can use one dashboard to see the percentage of staff vaccinated. It also can be used to send push notifications about testing reminders or discrepancies.

             Insurance company Marpai rolls out Marpai Cares, an AI-powered service for members with chronic illnesses. Marpai Cares combs through a bank of anonymous insurance claims to compare them to the medical history of members and pick up patterns. The data then goes to Marpai’s care team to schedule an appointment to review the six-month health outlooks.

             OfficeSpace Software, a cloud-based workplace operations platform, lands a $150 million strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners. This follows the launch of its Neighborhoods feature to help manage the new hybrid reality by simplifying organizing offices, whether grouping seats and people together by team, project, space type or collaboration needs.

             Meditation app Calm is acquiring San Francisco-based Ripple Health Group to aid in the building of Calm Health, a soon-to-launch mental health app replacing Calm for Business. In addition to the work on Calm Health solutions, the Ripple team will continue building products around reducing the burden of caregiving.