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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is part of an investment group acquiring New Look Vision Group Inc., a provider of eye-care products and services across North America. According to a press release, New Look Vision is valued at $800 million, and the Caisse, along with FFL Partners, LLC and the Dr. H. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Amazon.com Inc. is making its first foray into providing health-care services, announcing Wednesday it’ll expand its internal telemedicine program to all U.S. employers who want it. The technology company’s app, Amazon Care, is currently available to its employees in Washington state and connects users with on-demand access to doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who can […]

Green Shield Canada is acquiring Inkblot Technologies, a virtual mental-health platform that uses artificial intelligence-assisted technology, network effects and advanced analytics to match patients with counsellors. “Building on our previous . . . digital-health investments and partnerships, the acquisition of Inkblot fits with our strategic objective of increasing access for our clients to leading health services — […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
  • 17:37
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Employees were increasingly using digital mental-health-care options for years, but the coronavirus pandemic shifted the trend into high gear. Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic almost one year ago on March 11, 2020, providing some health-care virtually instead of in-person has become the norm. By the end of March 2020, […]

Canada Life Assurance Co. is introducing a new health-coaching program, led by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s Health Solutions team, to help Canadians prevent and manage chronic conditions. The new program will be delivered remotely by pharmacists, nurses and dietitians, allowing for employers to continue to support their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, noted a press […]

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  • March 1, 2021 March 2, 2021
  • 09:00

SEB Administrative Services Inc. and EQ Care are launching LifeJourney a virtual employee assistance program offering. The subsidiary of Smart Employee Benefits Inc. and the health-care platform’s new EAP provides clients everything from video-based virtual therapy to guided digital cognitive behavioural therapy, nutritional consultation and coaching, as well as legal and financial advice. Read: The […]

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  • February 25, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Following a pilot program, Unilever Canada Inc. is making its partnership with Maple to provide ongoing, on-demand virtual care to the employees of the consumer-goods company permanent. Unilever implemented the pilot program via the health-care platform in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic last spring in a bid to increase its employees’ peace of […]

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  • February 24, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
The Co-operators partnering with EQ Care on virtual health-care services

The Co-operators Life Insurance Co. is partnering with EQ Care to provide the benefits provider’s plan members with virtual health-care services. “The second wave of COVID-19 is having a major impact on our plan sponsors as they continue to keep their plan members safe while also taking care of their businesses,” said Conor Quinn, vice-president […]

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  • February 3, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Green Shield Canada partnering with SmileDirectClub on virtual dental care

Green Shield Canada is teaming up with SmileDirectClub Inc. to deliver in-network coverage of virtual orthodontic care to its dental-plan members. “We continue to be a leading advocate for virtual health technologies and the impact they can have on the health care experience for Canadians, especially during the ongoing health crisis,” said David Willows, Green […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
CloudMD acquiring EAP provider, health-care navigation platform and a digital-health company

CloudMD Software & Services Inc. is beefing up its offerings via the recent acquisitions of HumanaCare Organizational Resources Inc., Medical Confidence Inc. and Aspiria Corp. The Vancouver virtual health-care company acquired HumanaCare, an integrated, employee assistance services solution providing physical and mental-health support for plan members and their family, earlier this month. Read: HumanaCare re-launches […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00