Partnering with Purpose: Wildflower and Raphael House

Wildflower was founded as a purpose-driven, mission-centered organization. From the very beginning, we have focused on growing healthy families by using mobile technology to connect consumers to their healthcare. Along the way, we’ve created a truly special culture where people come to work to make a difference, not just a paycheck. But last year, we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]