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Canary Health acquires health startup bLife for its mobile expertise

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 3 24 0 | about 3 years ago

Los Angeles-based Canary Health, a startup that uses digital health tools to help populations prevent and manage chronic diseases, has acquired stress management app company bLife for an undisclosed amount.

Canary Health sells its disease-management programs to hospitals and health systems, whereas bLife was a direct-to-consumer app company that created direct-to-consumer stress management apps as well as apps for clients including the Oprah Winfrey Network, Deepak Chopra, and the Huffington Post.

“Their DNA is in the consumer space,” Canary Health CEO Adam Kaufman told MobiHealthNews. “Being able to bring deep consumer engagement and design thinking into our fold is a big gain. We’re not going to be pushing into a consumer business model, but as we’ve worked with our clients, we’ve found that to a certain extent there’s a false dichotomy. Companies can have really rigorous clinical studies, but not the deep design thinking. And you have companies in consumer technology that have great design thinking [but not the evidence].”

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