How the Mom Movement Will Heal Healthcare

Healthcare, we have a problem. And the solution is something we call “The Mom Movement.” Average medical costs for a family of four have increased every year since 2013, and there’s no end in sight. Costs continue to shift to consumers, but most individuals don’t have the tools and information they need to make intelligent […]

Early Returns – Using Mobile to Drive Healthy Starts, Fewer High-Risk Pregnancies

Maternal mortality fell by almost half in developing countries between 1990 and 2015 (UNICEF), but doubled in the United States during the same time frame. That means at least two women die in the U.S. during childbirth every day. And it’s not just deaths that are on the rise. So are “near deaths” at 60,000 […]

A Six-Year Flash: Insights and Reflections from the First Day of Kindergarten

By Leah Sparks, CEO, Wildflower Health Last week, my older son Luke started kindergarten. He gripped my hand as my husband and I walked him to his first day of school. Quietly, he told us that he was “a little nervous.” But his fears melted away fairly quickly as he entered a bright classroom, filled […]

Wildflower Health Acquires Circle, an Innovative Mobile Health Business

Today, we completed the acquisition of Circle, an innovative mobile health business that was incubated by Providence St. Joseph Health. This combination of technologies and expertise creates a groundbreaking platform for family health engagement. Wildflower is nurturing an ecosystem that allows for individual users to mange the health of their entire family, while accessing benefits […]

Redefining What It Means to Be A “Women’s Health” Company

I was recently part of a podcast that our friends at Rock Health produced titled Gaps and opportunities in women’s health and entrepreneurship. The conversation with Rock Health and fellow female entrepreneur Julia Cheek at EverlyWell brought back memories of how hard it was for Wildflower Health in the early days to convince investors that […]

BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS OF HEALTHCARE

Healthcare technology has come a long way in recent years. From virtual and augmented reality tools for non-invasive medical training, to systems that keep a human heart beating while awaiting transplant, to the effective use of electronic medical records, we’ve seen some impressive advances in the way we deliver care. For most consumers, however, the […]

Healthcare Goes Mobile

When my husband and I planned a family trip to Nantucket recently, I started preparing for our vacation the way most people do – by reaching for my smartphone. Which airline has the best rates? What accommodations offer a convenient location with the most comfortable rooms? What activities would be fun for our two young […]