applepeak Taps Wellsource To Offer Individual-Centered, Real-Time Health Risk Assessment
eHealth Leader Integrates Risk Assessment Capabilities into Online Health and Wellness Portal
26 Apr, 2012, 08:00 ET
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today applepeak announced it has partnered with Wellsource, Inc. to integrate its NCQA-certified Health Risk Assessment solution into the company's Wellness Record product. The Wellness Record gives individuals private, personalized online wellness resources to manage their health. These resources include risk assessments, interactive health tools, certified medical content, fitness and medical device integration, health trackers, goal-setting tools, clinical monitoring, and program-based social media.
"Annual health risk assessments offer limited value to significantly improve wellness programs all by themselves," said Kerry McLellan, Founder and CEO of applepeak. "People also need real-time access to reassess risk factors throughout the year. We're pleased to partner with Wellsource, a pioneer in Health Risk Assessments, to provide a solution that will enhance the overall quality of life for individuals' and families' inside and outside the workplace."
Wellness Record subscribers will have access to risk assessments, certified medical and exercise content, health tools, and professional oversight. Other features will allow subscribers to create a unique, personalized online space and take responsibility for their personal health with a focus on prevention.
"We are excited to be part of the innovative approach that applepeak is taking with the Wellness Record," said Wellsource Chief Operating Officer Chris McReynolds. "Applepeak's program is another great example of how our customizable, evidence-based wellness tools can be used by organizations around the world. As the industry leader of computer-based wellness, we continue to combine wellness and technology to offer products that improve lives and lower health claims for organizations."
The Wellness Record recently caught the attention of the international innovation community as applepeak was named a finalist in The 2012 Edison Awards in the "Lifestyle and Social Impact- Health and Wellness" category. Named after Thomas Edison, the awards annually recognize the most innovative products, services, and business leaders in the world. The Software-as-a-Service solution lets organizations launch, scale, and effectively manage programs that deliver positive outcomes in adherence, behavior change, improved nutrition, exercise health, and disease management.
"The Wellness Record's multi-channel health and wellness platform empowers individuals and engages health professionals in the transition to a proactive, individual-centric, self-managed care model," said applepeak's Director of Business Development, John Schumacher. "By collaborating with partners such as Wellsource to create health-conscious personal and work environments, applepeak is able to help individuals live the healthiest life possible."
For more information on applepeak's Wellness Record solution, visit www.applepeak.com
applepeak is an innovation leader in the development of advanced, individual-centered health and wellness solutions. Recognizing the importance of health and wellness in past, current, and future lifestyle choices, applepeak offers a solution to focus on proactive health and wellness management. The Wellness Record, its flagship product, helps organizations improve the outcomes of their health and wellness initiatives and yield positive returns. It accomplishes this through a combination of evidence-based e-health content, online health risk assessments, informational resources, flexible e-learning technologies, health management tools, and professional oversight/support services. For more information on applepeak and its programs, call (506) 694-1250 or visit the applepeak website at www.applepeak.com.
Wellsource, Inc., based in Portland, Oregon, is the wellness industry's leader in evidence-based health risk assessments. Founded by Dr. Don Hall 32 years ago, Wellsource also provides sophisticated health tracking tools, health improvement guides, wellness workshops, online newsletters, NCQA-certified interactive wellness tools, lifestyle change programs, and more. Wellsource continues to help organizations worldwide control insurance costs, lower health claims, reduce absenteeism, and improve employee productivity. For more information about Wellsource, call (800) 533-9355 or visit www.wellsource.com.
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