Category: Industry

We Learn and Understand During National Diabetes Awareness Month

Happy World Diabetes Day (WDD)! This day is a part of the broader National Diabetes Awareness Month that is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. During National Diabetes Awareness Month, we focus on education and advocacy about one of the fastest growing global epidemics that  Continue Reading »

Why Smart Pens Are So Smart and Useful

If you missed it, Novo Nordisk announced the pending release of their first  “smart” insulin pen last week. The launch of the NovoPen® 6 and NovoPen Echo® Plus will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and roll out to over 50 countries in the coming years and we are thrilled to be partnering with  Continue Reading »

How to Get Reimbursed from Medicare for Remote Patient Support

Clinicians who treat seniors now have a new reimbursable option that helps them get paid for providing critical support in-between patient visits. Effective January 1, 2018, Medicare approved reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring or as we call it, “RPM” via CPT® code 99091.   Remote patient monitoring is the use of digital technologies for collecting  Continue Reading »

Why Glooko is a part of Founder’s For Change

Last week Glooko publicly participated in the Founder’s For Change (FFC) project. Over 600 other companies, including those from the seed stage to larger public companies participated. When we were approached to speak out about our support for a diverse workplace it was a no-brainer. You see Glooko has always embraced diversity and inclusion. We  Continue Reading »

How Digital Health Will Change in 2018

With changes on the horizon including updates to the Affordable Care Act and FDA regulation for medical devices, not a lot is certain in healthcare these days. However, there are two emerging trends in digital health that have the potential to significantly reduce costs and make a big impact in 2018. These two key predictions  Continue Reading »

Health Plans: Using Innovation to Improve Outcomes

Health plans are the organizations that provide health insurance – if you have health insurance, you probably know if you go to the doctor or have a prescription that needs to be filled, you likely pay a small amount and your health plan takes care of the rest.  Because health plans cover most of the  Continue Reading »

The Use of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

What is the “cloud” that technology companies talk about? Why is it important and what does it do? When companies tell you that your data will be stored in the cloud, they are really telling you that your data will be located on a network of servers instead of locally on your computer. This data  Continue Reading »

Diabetes Management Programs for Employers

Employee wellness programs are all the rave these days. They represent an employer’s investment in the social, mental, and physical health of their employee population and can help employees exercise more, lose weight, and improve nutrition and overall health. Specific programs differ widely across employers and include both lifestyle and chronic disease management programs, so  Continue Reading »

The Glooko and Diasend Integration

It’s been a few months since Glooko and Diasend announced our merger and since then, we’ve been hard at work combining the two companies, our products, teams and processes!  Here’s an update on our progress so far. Product.  It made a lot of sense for Glooko and Diasend to come together, since our respective products  Continue Reading »

A Partnership Made for People with Diabetes

Today (1/9/2017) we announced a formal (non-exclusive) relationship with Novo Nordisk. Over the last few years Glooko and Novo have been talking about the things we could do together to go “beyond the pill” to enable people with diabetes (PWD) with the information they need to stay adherent to their care plan, take their insulin and  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Predictions for Mobile Health in 2017

With lots of unknowns in healthcare and government, this year is going to be interesting. Based on what we’ve been seeing and experiencing at Glooko, we think the following five are the big trends for mobile health in 2017. More people than ever will use mHealth for chronic disease management Our user growth in 2016  Continue Reading »

Glooko + Diasend: Merging Customer Success!

I was walking in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue in negative 20 degree weather a few weeks ago on my way to a Glooko office – Glooko now has a Chicago office due to our merger with Diasend! It’s been a little over three months since we announced our merger. Our new company has been  Continue Reading »

WHY “PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE” OPTIONS FOR MEDICATIONS ARE ON THE RISE

Overview There’s a new trend shaping up in the drug pricing landscape.  Health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are pursuing value-based or “pay-for-performance” (P4P) contracts with drug makers to better connect patient outcomes to drugs for costly diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.  Unlike traditional volume-based drug pricing models, paying for “performance” means  Continue Reading »