Personalized algorithm gives employees better ways to manage health and wellness; drives higher rate of engagement in employer-based programs
Vitality Group, a global health tech company committed to making people healthier, today announced Gateway, a program designed to integrate strategic partners across the broader health ecosystem to connect employees to meaningful resources that will improve their health. Seven leading health companies join in collaboration with Vitality: Headspace, Happify Health, Vida Health, Zipongo, eHealthScreenings (a Premise Health company), U.S. Preventive Medicine, and Wellness Corporate Solutions.*
“We’re encouraged to see leading employers continue to invest in the health of their workforce,” said Tal Gilbert, Vitality USA CEO. “They’re building on their first generation wellness programs by broadening and deepening the interventions available. It’s great to be working with some of the most innovative companies in the industry to help improve the health of millions of Americans in the workforce.”
“Employees appreciate having a multitude of resources readily available for managing their health,” said Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health. “That’s why we’re proud to offer our digital therapeutic program and one-on-one health coaching and therapy as a part of the constellation of health and wellness resources that Vitality offers. We believe that employees served by Gateway will see exceptional value when all of their health options are in one place.”
As part of the Vitality program, employees will receive personalized and dynamic health recommendations and resources specific to their needs in a way that meets them where they are while also providing employers the opportunity to amplify their own benefits and program offerings. These offerings are supported by Vitality’s proven expertise in behavioral science and incentive strategies to help employees overcome common decision errors. Available through Vitality’s dynamic digital platforms, Vitality connects members to the right resources at the right time for them.
“eHealthScreenings, a Premise Heath company, helps individuals understand their health by capturing data that provides valuable insight into both current and potential future medical issues, the risk of preventable chronic conditions, and strategies to improve overall health and well-being. These insights will lay the foundation for Gateway’s highly effective, customized program. We’re excited to partner with Vitality Group to help companies and wellness partners enhance the member experience while reducing overall costs and improving health outcomes,” said Jami Doucette, Leader at Premise Health.
“Vitality continues to demonstrate a commitment to innovation, which is important to us,” said Kristyn Cantu, Total Rewards Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. “By recognizing the value of partnering with other companies, Vitality shows its commitment to its clients. Being able to incorporate the additional activities we offer our employees within the Vitality incentive structure is really a game-changer.”
Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACPM, Vice Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine commented, “USPM is honored to partner with Vitality as we integrate our telephonic and digital Health Coaching and Nurse Care Management services in combination with the Vitality wellness ecosystem. Like Vitality, we have an unparalleled commitment to evidence-based clinical interventions that are proven to yield lower health risks and health costs — with independently validated results showing significant, sustained reductions of hospitalizations and emergency room visits in populations we serve. Together with Vitality, we can leverage the power of prevention and help make the world a healthier place.”
Other new program enhancements in 2018 include:
- Apple Watch Series 3 integration – Through the Vitality Active Rewards™ with Apple Watch program, clients can now take advantage of the most advanced technologies in a Watch — including cellular.
- Vitality HealthyMind – As part of the continued commitment to improve mental health, this initiative is aimed at focusing on events that have a significant impact on mental well-being: sleep and mindfulness.
- Financial Wellbeing – To drive awareness, educate and empower members to improve their financial health, Vitality is offering three new targeted goals: financial planning, reducing debt and building better budgets.
About Vitality Group
Guided by a core purpose of making people healthier, Vitality is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter. By blending smart tech, data, incentives, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy changes in individuals and organizations. Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with the smartest insurers and most forward-thinking employers around the world. More than 7 million people in 14 countries engage in the Vitality program. For more information, please visit www. vitalitygroup.com.
About Vida Health
Vida is your health transformation partner. We help employees and members overcome chronic physical and behavioral health problems, once and for all.
We offer evidence-based digital therapeutics for multiple chronic conditions, including anxiety, depression, diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity. We combine rich program content with expert human coaching and therapy, and deliver our service through an easy-to-use mobile app.
Behavior science and machine learning are our underpinnings. Our digital therapeutics are proven to drive positive behavior change and produce lasting results. We leverage data science to personalize the experience to each individual, increasing program engagement and effectiveness.
Our array of evidence-based digital therapeutics enables us to help individuals struggling with comorbidities, treating them across multiple chronic physical and behavioral health conditions.
We are trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, major national payers, and large providers to help employees and members overcome their most persistent health challenges.
Vida can help anyone transform their health. Visit us online at www.vida.com.
About Premise Health
Premise Health is a leading employer-sponsored health center and wellness provider dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee and dependent health care. eHealthScreenings, a Premise Health company, provides fully integrated biometric screening solutions nationwide. With more than 50 years of experience, Premise Health manages nearly 600 employer-sponsored health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 250 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit www.premisehealth.com.
U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM), a leader in Population Health Management, uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with our telephonic and digital lifestyle management and disease management interventions. Through USPM’s Population Health Management services, clinical analytics and proven outcomes, populations with active participants get and stay healthier, improve their wellbeing and require less medical care—resulting in lower healthcare costs. USPM delivers Population Health Management services through the combination of The Preventive Plan® wellbeing platform and live engagement with health coaches and nurses to deliver an integrated and comprehensive preventive medicine solution.
USPM utilizes precision analytics derived from claims data, a health and wellbeing assessment, biometric screenings and other sources to identify member health risks and prevalence rates. Thus, each member receives their own personalized The Preventive Plan®. This robust plan helps create sustainable behavior change through engagement techniques that include online programs and content, live health coaching and care management, and other services that when combined, address whole-person wellbeing. USPM impacts multiple domains of wellbeing for their members: including the physical, mental/emotional, social, and financial dimensions. Additionally, members can track their progress, incentives, and other activities through their Preventive Score.
USPM has an unparalleled commitment to evidenced-based interventions. Our results are validated by an independent third party, the Intel-GE Validation Institute. USPM requires no minimums and guarantees results by putting fees at risk.
Visit https://www.uspm.com to learn more.
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*Vitality collaborates with a multitude of organizations. Those listed here reflect the latest offerings.