Today MeYou Health has announced a new CEO and a new round of funding from Ballast Point Ventures and Blue Shield of California!
Serial health care entrepreneur Rick Lee, co-founder of Healthrageous, Quality Oncology, and Value Health, and a group of experienced health care investors have joined forces to re-energize MeYou Health (MYH), a Boston-based digital wellness platform for health plans. Lee, backed by Ballast Point Ventures, Blue Shield of California, and several prominent individual investors, recently led a buyout of MeYou Health followed by substantial growth financing for the company.
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If you are a customer, a program participant, or a long time Daily Challenge, QuitNet, or Walkadoo member, join us in celebrating the first step in an exciting new future!
MeYou Health is happy to be named one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work for the second year in a row! This year, MeYou Health was third on the list of top small employers. Check out the full list of small employers in Massachusetts that made the cut.
Coverage of the 2015 Top Places to Work made it clear how these companies have created a place where people love their jobs. According to The Boston Globe, “[A]ll the winners share a few key traits: treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.” Here are a few more areas where MeYou Health shines:
Find out more about the work we do or watch our videos about what makes MeYou Health so special.
The QuitNet community has many milestones to celebrate today!
QuitNet has been connecting thousands of members on their quit-smoking journey since 1995, making it the Internet’s longest-running quit-smoking site. The heart of the site has always been the community that uses it. On QuitNet’s 20th birthday, we’re celebrating that community along with another important milestone: today, the QuitNet community added its 20,000th member since relaunching in March!
Founded by MeYou Health's chief medical officer Nate Cobb, MD, QuitNet began as a single Internet message board and quickly evolved into a community where ex-smokers came together to help newcomers quit and fellow ex-smokers stay quit. The site has gone through many different stages and updates as technology continued to change, but the core principles of social support remained intact. Over the past two decades, QuitNet has been the subject of multiple NIH grants and studies and nearly 20 peer-reviewed academic publications. In March 2015, QuitNet was relaunched for web and mobile devices with a brand-new design.
Today, QuitNet continues to grow and expand, all while honoring its important legacy. Watch the video to below to celebrate along with the MeYou Health team and members of the QuitNet community!
Fitness trackers are everywhere, and with them, the ubiquitous goal of reaching 10,000 steps a day. But where did this number come from – and is it the ideal number of daily steps for the average person?
The origin of 10,000 steps a day dates to 1965, when a man named Y. Hatano created an early version of the pedometer. It was called the “man-po kei,” which translates to “10,000 steps meter.” From there, the Japanese popularized the goal of 10,000 steps a day, and over time, it became the broadly accepted goal for people who hoped to walk their way to fitness.
At MeYou Health, people arrive each morning knowing their day will be filled with collaboration, creativity, and enthusiasm. We’re dedicated to improving people’s well-being with our products, and having a great place to work allows us to achieve great things.
We’re delighted to have won Top Small Employer in The Globe’s Top Places to Work rankings, and we’re eager to share what makes working at MeYou Health so special.
We love hearing positive sentiments from our Daily Challenge members on a daily basis. Reflections on their experiences and the power of small actions help us feel that we’re accomplishing our mission. Thanks to our research team, we now have another indicator of success: scientific evidence!
A study published yesterday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that Daily Challenge measurably improves the well-being of participants, particularly those who engage socially with others in their network.
Led by Nate Cobb, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for MeYou Health, and Josée Poirier, PhD, Director of Program Design and Research, the results of the study not only prove the power of online social interventions to impact well-being, but they also validate the effectiveness of Daily Challenge specifically.