Leading Behavior Change Platform Startup Honored for Top Innovation
Solana Beach, CA — December 9th, 2013 — Viverae Health® Solutions, Inc., today announced it has received the Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award in the Mobile Apps category at the 2013 CONNECT MIP Awards ceremony on Dec. 6. In its 26th year, the annual awards program continues its tradition of honoring San Diego’s leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products launched in the last year.
Viverae Health’s mobile app is an extension of its award-winning web-based behavior change platform that integrates secure social networking technology, clinical principles and Viverae Health coaches to engage individuals in their health to measurably improve health outcomes for targeted patient populations.
CONNECT’s MIP Awards is an annual benchmark for predicting San Diego’s most successful new products. More than 700 executives, entrepreneurs and investors attended the awards ceremony to recognize cutting-edge local innovations. Viverae Health was selected from more than 100 nominations through a rigorous judging process representing a broad range of companies across nine categories.
“Viverae Health is a pioneer in delivering an integrated web and mobile-based health service that provides users with the tools and real-time support they need to better manage their health goals and lead healthier lives,” said Bruce Springer, CEO of Viverae Health. “Our mobile app includes best-practices from nearly five years of implementing our web-based platform, bringing a “healthy support in your pocket” approach to encourage healthy living, drive patient compliance and reduce risk to ensure better health outcomes. This award is an honored recognition of our goal to make healthier living more accessible for everyone when they need it most.”
Viverae Health is the only behavioral change platform and mobile app that integrates behavioral, chronic condition and moderated mental health support communities into a single app to make it easy for members to manage their health goals and stay connected 24/7 to real-time peer support using their mobile phone, iPad or computer.
Viverae Health’s mobile app successfully engages users. In recent studies, 80 percent of members have created user-generated content, such as wall posts, stories and empathic responses. More than 58% percent of members have logged in more than three times, and join an average of 3.8 communities, indicating an interest in managing co-occuring health conditions. Members who utilize the Viverae Health mobile app also make 16.9% more connections to other members, creating a stronger social support network.
Viverae Health’s mobile app provides support for a wide range of communities including alcohol addiction, depression, heart health, cancer, stress reduction, diabetes, obesity, tobacco cessation and care-giver support, where members can connect with like-minded individuals and invite friends and family members to support them. The company recently launched a military veterans community to help veterans and their families facing reintegration issues and challenges.
Members can use the app to set health goals and commitments, give positive reinforcement to peers and access condition-specific tools, content, Viverae Health coaches and healthcare experts. At the heart of the app is a patent-pending emoticon-based check-in, linked to real-time intervention for high-risk members who need instant support from their peer network. Viverae Health also links to provider networks to allow for immediate referral to extend the benefits and reach of patient care.
A significant percentage of employer, health plan, and provider-based users have accessed Viverae Health’s mobile app since its launch earlier this year, including Aetna, Boston Medical Center, Safeway, Magellan, Memorial Hermann Health System and Amerigroup.
For a complete list of winners and additional information on the CONNECT MIP Awards, please visit www.connect.org.
About Viverae Health Solutions, Inc.
Viverae Health is the leading behavior change platform for the healthcare industry via a technology-enabled services model that lowers the costs of health management and improves outcomes for chronic patient populations. 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 principles and engaging game mechanics. For additional information visit www.onehealth.com.
Myla Wagner Public Relations