Wildflower Health Acquires Circle, an Innovative Mobile Health Business Incubated by Providence St. Joseph Health
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company, today announced it has acquired the Circle Women’s Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system. As part of the transaction, PSJH has signed an enterprise-wide commercial agreement with Wildflower. Providence Ventures will also participate in Wildflower’s recently announced Series C financing led by Health Enterprise Partners, with participation by existing investors Hatteras Venture Partners and Echo Health Ventures.
June 21, 2018
Wildflower Health Receives $8 Million Capital Investment in Funding Round Led by Health Enterprise Partners
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Wildflower Health today announced it has secured $8 million in capital investment to advance its mission of growing healthy families. The funding round was led by Health Enterprise Partners, a growth equity firm specializing in healthcare services and information technology whose investors include some of the largest health systems and health plans across the country. Existing investors Hatteras Venture Partners and Echo Health also participated. As part of the round, Ezra Mehlman of HEP joins the Wildflower Health Board of Directors.
March 7, 2018
70+ population health management companies to know | 2017
Hospitals and health systems across the country are developing and implementing population health initiatives aimed at providing better patient care, wellness and prevention. Population health efforts can include targeting at-risk populations for diagnostic testing and preventative measures, chronic care management and home care support.
August 3, 2017
Study Finds Users of Wildflower Health’s Maternity App are 76% More Likely to Have a 1st Trimester Prenatal Visit than Non-App Users
SAN FRANCISCO, CA— The Wyoming Department of Health alongside Wildflower Health announced today that research published in Telemedicine and e-Health shows that Medicaid patients who used mobile maternity app WYhealth Due Date Plus were significantly more likely to have a first trimester prenatal visit, and experienced reduced incidence of low-birth weight babies. Wildflower Health’s application includes educational information on pregnancy and connects app users with relevant health care and community resources.
July 31, 2017
Top 10 Innovations that Made Women’s Lives Better in 2016
Honorable mention: Wildflower Health
For connecting women with the care they need, when they need it
December 15, 2016
Leah Sparks Discusses Patient Engagement With Mobile Health Technology
As mobile health advances help engage patients as active partners in their healthcare, these technologies can potentially harness that engagement and connect them with interventions, said Leah Sparks, co-founder and CEO of Wildflower Health.
October 18, 2016
Your Health Insurer Wants to Know Exactly When You Get Pregnant
Insurance companies are turning to pregnancy apps in a bid to cut the costs of complicated pregnancies.
January 29, 2016
Insurance Company LifeMap Taps Wildflower for Pregnancy App
San Francisco-based digital health startup Wildflower Health partnered with health insurance company LifeMap Assurance to launch LifeMap Due Date Plus for expectant parents with short-term disability coverage.
February 4, 2015
When It Takes a Woman to Design Products for Women
Amy Sheng can sum up in one sentence why it’s important to have more female scientists and engineers designing products — especially if those products involve childbirth or breast-feeding. “A guy cannot fundamentally understand,” she said.
The New York Times
November 13, 2014
Wyoming Medicaid Director Bullish on Pregnancy App
James Bush, MD, medical director of the Wyoming Medicaid program, is on the leading edge of using mobile health technology to improve outcomes.
Health Data Management
August 26, 2014
Not Your Average Pregnancy App
At more than $100 billion a year, maternity and newborn care is the No. 1 driver of hospital charges in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
July 17, 2014
Using Mobile Technology to Engage Medicaid Moms
Healthcare costs associated with pregnancy, delivery and newborn infant care are significant. Totaling $54 billion, they were the two most expensive hospital conditions billed to Medicaid in 2010, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Carenet Healthcare Services
June 27, 2014
Pregnancy App Developer Sees 80 Percent Monthly Retention in Medicaid Recipients
Four months after pregnancy tracking app developer Wildflower Health launched a program for Wyoming Medicaid beneficiaries, the startup reported that nearly 70 percent of enrollees are using the app’s main features. The app’s monthly retention rates are at 80 percent.
June 16, 2014
San Fran Startup Aims to Help Mom Navigate Healthcare Plan, System via Her Smartphone
Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mhealth startup, has ambitious aspirations that begin in the payer and providers’ pockets and follow moms across the care continuum.
March 26, 2014
Rock Health Entrepreneur Breakdown: Female Founders
Looking at the active Rock Health startups, 30% of our portfolio companies have a female founder.
March 25, 2014
Wyoming Medicaid Taps Wildflower for Pregnancy Tracker App
Wyoming Medicaid launched a smartphone app for pregnant women last week in partnership with mobile health engagement platform developer Wildflower Health.
February 11, 2014