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Payer Roundup—Cigna offers up new mental and behavioral health apps; Anthem focused on growth by Rose Meltzer | Nov 16, 2018
Cigna grows digital health footprint
Cigna announced several new digital health initiatives within the last week.
[…] “It’s our hope these new digital tools will help empower people to actively engage in their mental health, and make it easier to get support when they need it,” said Julie McCarter, Cigna’s vice president of product solutions.
And on Wednesday, Cigna said it would pilot a tool to help people reduce alcohol consumption over the course of a year. The two-part solution, designed by startup Annum Health, includes an app and a personal support team of physicians, health coaches and licensed therapists. Cigna will also work with Annum and its employer clients to develop “culturally-appropriate awareness campaigns to encourage anonymous self-identification and engagement.”
PRESS RELEASE: Cigna Collaborates with Annum Health to Introduce a Digital Health Solution to Help People Reduce Alcohol Consumption
Technology trends and news by Steven Loeb . November 14, 2018
Alcoholism is a still a big problem, one that affects millions of people in the United States alone. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), over 15 million adults had Alcohol Use Disorder in 2015, and an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, behind only tobacco and poor diet and physical inactivity as a preventable cause of death in the U.S.
Annum recognized as an Innovator in World Economic Forum
November 14, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global health service company Cigna is collaborating with Annum Health to offer an innovative, digital health support solution to help people reduce alcohol consumption. Cigna is the first health service company to pilot Annum Health’s private coaching and clinician-led support program with employer clients.
Beer in the News - Key Facts Everyone Should Know About Alcohol
Sam Glick writes of Annum in the article, ‘It’s time to end our ‘separate but unequal’ approach to mental health’: “…innovators such as Annum Health offer an alternative to inpatient substance abuse rehab centres through a combination of virtual therapy, coaching and medication treatment.”
Silverline wins Partner Innovation Award for work with Annum Health - presented at Dreamforce 2018
On the final day of Recovery Month, and in light of recent news, Forbes takes a closer look at the harmful consequences of at-risk drinking.
Annum was selected present to EHIR and 20 large national employers at Harvard Business School. September 13th, 2018
Each year at Dreamforce, Salesforce recognizes the successes of the partner ecosystem with the Salesforce Partner Innovation Awards. This year, we are proud to have won for our implementation with Annum Health, a Healthcare startup that provides an alternative to rehab, making treatment for heavy drinking more accessible and affordable.
Proud to be named a finalist in the GEC Catalyst Innovation awards.
Congratulations to the 11 Innovators who were selected to join us, thank you to our members for being a part of the EHIR tribe, thank you HBS for hosting & thank you to our Advisors & EHIR Team for all you do to make this work happen!
Annum Featured in SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
The mission of the Green Electronics Council (GEC) is to achieve a world in which only sustainable electronics are designed, manufactured and purchased. The GEC Catalyst Awards seek to inspire innovation in the design, manufacture and use of Information Technology (IT) to advance sustainability globally.
Annum Releases National Survey on Alcohol and the Workplace
Annum Health was recently featured in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its employee benefit solution. The article also references Annum's nationally-commissioned survey, which explores the impact of alcohol in the workplace and its impact on employee productivity.
Annum Featured in Wired
Annum Health recently sponsored a survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 full-time employees ages 18 to 64. The survey, conducted by PerryUndem Research / Communication, explored the impact of alcohol in the workplace and employee reception to treatment options like Annum.
Women and Alcohol Use Disorder
On April 1, 2018 published article in Wired titled "Addiction Rehab is Broken: Can Technology Fix It?" features Annum as a modern alternative to addiction rehab.
American Journal of Preventative Medicine Publishes Study on Binge Drinking
Following International Women's Day earlier this month, Fortune published a piece describing how women are uniquely impacted by Substance Use Disorder.
Drinking Patterns by U.S. Geography
A new study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine shed light on patterns of binge drinking in the United States.
Coping with the Stresses of Parenthood, Alcohol-Free
A new study from the CDC ranks the top ten states that consume the most alcohol. North Dakota, Hawaii and Wisconsin are on the list, just to name a few.
Dementia and Alcohol Use Linked
The New York Times explores 'mommy wine culture' and the pressures of parenthood in this piece, timely aligning with International Women's Day.
Article Calls Into Question Impacts of Drinking on the Brain
According to a recent study cited in Time Magazine, heavy drinking plays a substantial role in the development of dementia for both men and women.
Mounting Evidence of Deathly Alcohol Epidemic
A recent article from Business Insider takes a closer look at new research suggesting a connection between alcohol and a longer life.
There Are Plenty of Reasons to Cut Back Your Drinking
A recent feature from The Los Angeles Times portrays a discouraging image of a consistently declining life expectancy in the United States.
New Study Brings Awareness to Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy
This feature, part of the CNN Parallels series, details the ways in which you can improve your health by making changes to your daily drinking habits.
Fetal Alcohol Disorders may be significantly more common in the United States than previously thought, according to a new study.