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 […]

Girls AND Geeks: Why We Desperately Need More Women in Software

By Keith Jaeger, Chief Technology Officer, Wildflower Health I’ve been building software for startups for a long time. In fact, most people I work with these days wonder if I rode to school on a horse.  A lot has changed between then and now. Some of those changes are positive, while others have me very […]

Childhood Resilience: Mobile Tools Can Help Parents Foster Emotional Health

By Nancy Roberts, Lead Content Manager We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the importance of resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or adapt to serious hardship. Studies have shown that resilience is a key driver in the emotional – and often, physical – health of both children and adults. (Children, July 2018) But […]

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 […]

Can Intelligent Mobile Solutions Reduce Benefit Waste with “Right Time” Access and Simplified Experiences?

By Winnie Tantraporn, Director, Employer Solutions, Wildflower Health Employee engagement with benefits is what keeps most employers up at night. In fact, according to Employee Benefit News, it’s the No. 1 challenge employers face today. You may offer great resources, but it’s a matter of getting employees to use them when they really need them. […]

How Do You Reduce Bias and Discrimination in Healthcare? Empower Women!

The path to a diagnosis and treatment is often murky for women, as studies show that their health concerns are often overlooked or undervalued. A recent New York Times article addressed the bias and discrimination some women face in a healthcare setting. Among the sobering statistics were the following: In a University of Pennsylvania study, […]

Offering a Single Source of Truth – The Greatest Unmet Expectation of Expectant Moms

By Hannelore Buckenmeyer I spend most of my professional time identifying big, important and underlying needs and working to develop scalable, long-term solutions. To do my job well, I have to listen, set my biases aside and resist the urge the make assumptions. All that being said, I’m a skeptic by nature.  When I first heard […]

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 […]

Addressing the #1 Complication of Childbirth

As part of maternal mental health awareness month, we’re shining a light on postpartum depression—the #1 complication of childbirth. Did you know that 1-in-7 moms and 1-in-10 dads experience emotional struggles after the birth of their baby? Parents of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can […]