Online Program Engages Employees Through Peer Supported Social Health Communities
Solana Beach, CA — October 10, 2012 — Viverae Health™ Solutions Inc., the leading behavior change platform company improving health outcomes for patients, providers, payors and employers, today announced that Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, has launched Viverae Health as part of the company’s “Be Well” employee wellness program to aid in tobacco cessation.
Carlson’s tobacco cessation program is a free and voluntary program to help employees quit tobacco in any form, including cigarettes, pipes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. The program is available to select benefit-eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners.
“We are excited to introduce our peer-supported behavioral change platform to Carlson’s employee wellness program,” saidBruce Springer, CEO, Viverae Health. “Peer to peer interaction through use of our integrated health communities with others experiencing the same health issues can significantly influence personal behavior to improve health outcomes.”
Carlson employees can access Viverae Health’s private, HIPAA-compliant online and mobile platform to interact 24/7 with members in tobacco-specific social health communities, such as Tobacco Free and Nicotine Anonymous. In addition to peer support from members interested in eliminating tobacco from their lives, employees can manage their health utilizing personal analytics and feedback loops, including emotional check-ins and alerts for real-time interventions.
Carlson employees can also participate in Viverae Health’s complete Social Solutioning® platform, which provides support for a wide range of chronic behavioral and medical conditions including alcohol addiction, depression, stress reduction, obesity, and caregiver/family support.
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and development, including, Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®; Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni; more than 900 T.G.I. Friday’s® restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and territories and its brands employ more than 170,000 people. For additional information visithttp://www.carlson.com.
About Viverae Health Solutions, Inc.
Viverae Health is a behavior change platform company that drives member engagement to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Our web and mobile-based Social Solutioning® program influences positive behavior to improve health and deliver measurable value through a patented combination of social-networking technology, evidence-based clinical principals and engaging game mechanics. For additional information visit www.onehealth.com.
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