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At 8.30pm last Friday evening, Tryggvi Thorgeirsson got a call from Iceland’s national emergency authorities. They wanted his help to prepare the country for the coronavirus pandemic.“We’ve been working every waking hour since then,” says Mr Thorgeirsson, who is chief executive of Sidekick Health, a company which makes digital tools to support patients with chronic diseases.
Feb 16, 2022
Anthem piloting new COVID-19 recovery tool. The pilot is designed in partnership with Sidekick Health. Anthem has teamed with the tech startup on other concierge pilots, such as one for members with Crohn’s disease. While the COVID-19 program launched earlier this week, response to the Crohn’s disease platform has been positive.
Feb 08, 2022
DTx leader Sidekick announces key C-level hires in move to accelerate U.S. market growth. UnitedHealth Group and Anthem veteran Pamela Stahl joins as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and President, North America to lead Sidekick’s global commercial strategy, driving revenue growth with international pharmaceutical majors and U.S.-based payers. Mitchell Mudra joins Sidekick from UnitedHealth Group as Chief Operating Officer (COO), scaling the company’s operations and user volumes in close collaboration with its pharmaceutical and payer partners in the U.S. and beyond.
Dec 27, 2021
With so many health issues stemming from lifestyle-related illnesses, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest aspects of the modern lifestyle may be part of the cure. Sidekick Health uses digital therapeutics (DTx), behavioral economics combined with artificial intelligence and gamification elements such as charity rewards to help patients adapt their behavior and stick to medical treatment plans—all on their smartphones.
Dec 08, 2021
The Digital Health 150: The Top Digital Health Companies Of 2021. The Digital Health 150 is CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 150 most promising digital health startups in the world. This year’s winning companies include startups working on data integration & analytics, home health tech, virtual care, clinical intelligence, and more.
Nov 01, 2021
Dr Tryggvi Thorgeirsson of Sidekick Health: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became A Doctor. As part of my series about healthcare leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, CEO and co-founder of Sidekick Health, the digital therapeutics (DTx) innovator delivering clinical treatments through technology to people with chronic illnesses, to improve care and health outcomes.
Sep 20, 2021
Meet Ólafur Viggósson, CPTO of Sidekick Health and Digital Health Industry Expert. Oli Viggosson is a seasoned software architect from the gaming industry, previously holding senior management positions at gaming group CCP, the creator of the world’s largest multiplayer game EVE Online. He co-founded software development company Eskill in1999, which later merged with Nordic information technology leader Advania. He now leads product development as CPTO at Sidekick Health, a leader in digital health therapeutics for chronic disease management and treatment.
Jul 09, 2021
Sidekick Health presented research at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) congress suggesting that its digital therapeutic platform provides a “feasible and possibly an effective way” of improving disease management among patients with ulcerative colitis. In a separate study, the company said a support programme offered through its platform for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) led to better patient-reported stress and energy levels in a real-world setting.
Jun 17, 2021
McKinsey & Company
In this episode of the McKinsey on Startups podcast, Daniel Eisenberg speaks with Dr. Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, the CEO and Co-founder of Sidekick Health, an Iceland-based startup that works with pharmaceutical companies and insurers to provide gamified, digital care and therapeutic programs to help patients with disease management and treatments. An edited transcript of their conversation follows.
Apr 28, 2021
The Nordic startups and scaleups to watch in 2021. Our team of experts at Sifted have selected more than 100 companies we think you need to know about.
Sidekick Health is one of a growing number of ‘digital therapeutics’ companies using apps to help people with lifestyle-related diseases.