Google Cloudhealth insurer Highmark Health and Leaguea platform that helps healthcare organizations and consumer healthcare companies build digital tools, announced a partnership to create a digital healthcare platform for Highmark members.
The My Highmark member portal offers insurer members what the companies call a “digital gateway,” where they can navigate their care, pay bills, assess costs, and receive virtual healthcare, including virtual emergency care.
Members will have access to digital offerings focused on chronic disease and multi-specialty virtual practices, including primary care, behavioral health, pediatrics and women’s health. Third-party programs and some employer-sponsored benefit programs will also be accessible.
Highmark has 6.8 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and New York. Some members will have access to the platform from January 2023.
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In 2020, Highmark Health and Google announced a six-year collaboration to develop the Living Health Dynamic Platform, which aimed to make the healthcare experience less fragmented for patients and reduce the administrative burden on providers.
Subsequently, the organizations announced that Verily and its chronic care subsidiary Onduo would join the partnership. Together, the companies would develop and build clinical validation of digital health tools focused on patient engagement.
Earlier this year, League and Google Cloud announced their own strategic partnership. As part of the deal, League will leverage Google Cloud’s Healthcare API to build a healthcare customer experience platform.
In October, STAT reported that Pennsylvania-based Highmark would cover certain FDA-cleared prescription digital therapies.