Contact: Praveen Mooganur
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire Implements
WiserTogether’s Shared Decision Support Platform
Washington, D.C. – July 20, 2012 – WiserTogether, Inc., a pioneer in web- and mobile-based treatment selection and shared decision support solutions announced today the launch of Wiser Health for Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire rolled out the patent-pending Wiser Health platform to members in May of 2012. This platform helps members play a more active role in their personal health and make better, more cost-effective treatment decisions. The Wiser Health tool assists members in understanding their treatment options based on clinical evidence, costs, coverage and patient reported effectiveness and helps them engage in shared decision making conversations with their providers.
“We have been looking for a solution like this for over two years,” shared Peter Farrow, CEO of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. “We face a significant distortion in our market with providers administering a higher than average number of procedures compared to the national average. I firmly believe that supply side reform alone is not sufficient to address our country’s healthcare crisis. We need to address the demand side too. Patient education and consumerism are a critical part of our strategy and WiserTogether’s innovative platform aligns to our objectives”.
The innovative platform is based on years of behavioral research and the patient’s natural decision making process. It is designed to help with patient-centered care and education while improving care quality. The Wiser Health platform offers support across 350+ high cost health issues in areas such as musculoskeletal, heart, mental health, respiratory, pregnancy and diabetes.
“We are delighted to welcome Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire as a client,” commented Shub Debgupta, CEO at WiserTogether. “With a significant number of employers & payers using the Wiser Health platform, we have demonstrated our ability to successfully deliver a solution that has been driving 30-85% member engagement. The Wiser Health decision platform provides members with the tools to take charge of their personal health decisions by offering unique evidence based knowledge base, social network of peers to support them, and a detailed view of treatments that are covered under their benefits and out-of-pocket costs. As well as connectivity to covered service providers.”
About Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire started over 30 years ago as a local thought and has grown into a nationally recognized HMO. The organization is a community-based non-profit health plan serving more than 73,000 members in Western Wisconsin. As a cooperative, every member has a voice in the organization. A Board of Directors elected by members has the responsibility for overseeing the activities of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.
About WiserTogether, Inc.
WiserTogether, Inc. offers innovative software solutions for treatment selection and shared decision support that helps users make better, more cost-effective treatment decisions across a growing array of expensive health conditions including musculoskeletal, pregnancy, cardiovascular, mental health, diabetes and respiratory issues. The company helps individuals navigate through complex and uncertain health decisions, giving them peace of mind and saving time and money. Individuals achieve better health outcomes, use health services in a more cost-conscious way and save employers/payers money in the process.
WiserTogether sells its highly scalable online and mobile health decision support platform to employers and payers who, in turn, provide it to employees and covered plan members. Today, more than 1.3 million plan members have access to the health platform through F500 employers & payers in the country.
Founded in 2008 and privately held, WiserTogether is based in Washington, DC.
To learn more about the Wiser Health platform please contact Praveen Mooganur, Chief Operating Officer, WiserTogether, Inc at 202-276-3074 or email@example.com or visit www.wisertogether.com