Health kiosk operator higi has raised a Series B investment from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, and has announced acquisition of EveryMove. The two moves will accelerate the company’s strategy to “create the most extensive set of tools to transform population health activities through the collection and workflow integration of ambient health and lifestyle data.”
higi’s nearly 11,000 retail stations and mobile apps collect data of more than 36 million users. The company’s secure, HIPAA-compliant platform also integrates with 80 connected health devices, wearables, and apps.
The acquisition of EveryMove — which delivers a cloud based engagement application that provides incentives to health plan members to reduce costs and improve outcomes — will help higi expand its population health services as well as the ability to “help its payer, provider, retail, and brand customers to drive behavior change, cost savings, and improved health.”
“higi is the only network we have seen that has demonstrated an ability to integrate into the normal workflow of the consumer, whether at the retailer, the pharmacy or on their mobile phone,” Anna Haghgooie of Sandbox Industries, which provides investment management services to the BlueCross BlueShield Venture Fund, said in a statement.