Yardley, Penn. (August 11, 2016) – StayWell, a health engagement solutions company, announced today that it has selected Validic, the industry’s leading digital health platform, to expand and deepen the integration between StayWell’s world-class health and well-being services and the digital health devices and apps used by individual program participants. StayWell’s enhanced integration capabilities will create a more connected, seamless experience across an entire employer-sponsored program, producing a better experience and improved outcomes for employers and employees.
Validic is the health care industry’s de facto standard for accessing user-generated health data from more than 300 wearables, clinical in-home devices and consumer apps. The company’s cloud-based platform is being used across StayWell’s extensive suite of health and well-being services, including health coaching (telephonic, SMS and mobile), disease management, onsite programs and individualized health improvement plans. StayWell will leverage this real-time data in ways that improve individual and workforce health.
“Technology has proliferated nearly every aspect of our lives, including our health and well-being,” said Lynn Henry, president, health management solutions, StayWell. “Our partnership with Validic allows StayWell clients to benefit from early-market technologies and supports the expansion of mobile devices and bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace. We have applied Validic’s proven integration capabilities across our business to make our whole-person health and well-being programs even more engaging and more effective.”
Nearly all of StayWell’s clients currently use some sort of device, tracker, mobile app or online engagement in their workplace well-being programs, and Henry expects that number will increase as the scope of devices and apps continues to broaden. StayWell’s partnership with Validic will support its commitment to using cutting-edge, consumer-friendly technology to increase engagement and improve its participant experience.
“Our focus is centered on connecting the entire ecosystem of digital health to the consumer health care experience,” said Chris Edwards, chief marketing officer at Validic. “Our platform fits seamlessly with StayWell’s big-picture, holistic approach to health and well-being, and their focus on innovation and personalization, which are essential elements of an effective workplace wellness program.”
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions that address its clients’ evolving needs. We fuse expertise in health engagement and the science of behavior change with an integrated portfolio of solutions and robust content assets to effectively engage people to make positive health care decisions. StayWell programs have received numerous top industry honors, including the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and the Web Health Award for health engagement programs. StayWell also has received URAC and NCQA accreditation for several of its programs. StayWell is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and also has major locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Paul, Minnesota. To learn more, visit www.staywell.com.
Validic provides the industry’s leading digital health platform connecting providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and healthcare IT vendors to health data gathered from hundreds in-home clinical devices, wearables and consumer healthcare applications. Reaching more than 223 million lives in 47 countries, its scalable, cloud-based solution offers one connection to a continuously-expanding ecosystem of consumer and clinical health data, delivering the standardized and actionable insight needed to drive better health outcomes and power improved population health, care coordination and patient engagement initiatives. Validic was named to Gartner’s “Cool Vendors” list and received Frost & Sullivan’s “Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability” and “Top 10 Healthcare Innovating Disruptor” awards. To learn more about Validic, follow @Validic on Twitter or visit www.validic.com.
Barbara Tabor, APR