WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WiserTogether, Inc., which offers a personalized treatment comparison solution for consumers looking to understand, evaluate and select treatments and make better informed health decisions, today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will offer Wiser Health to its members, beginning later this spring.
Wiser Health is the only decision-making tool that provides consumers with comprehensive, personalized treatment information for prevalent medical conditions. The technology compares treatment options using evidence-based clinical guidance, individual consumer preferences, insurance coverage, cost and popularity of the treatment among patients. Wiser Health allows consumers to select the most effective, cost-appropriate treatment for their specific needs.
"We are seeing growing momentum in the marketplace for this type of transparency and evidence-based treatments as a major component of healthcare decision making," said Shub Debgupta, CEO of WiserTogether. "More and more health plans are seeing the value of our approach to better health. By adding Wiser Health to their comprehensive program and tool offerings, they are empowering their members to make better-informed decisions when facing a health issue."
More than three million Americans have access to WiserTogether's platform through employers and health plans. The tools are accessible online or via a mobile or tablet device. WiserTogether's personalized healthcare comparison software enables consumers to choose the right treatment – most effective in outcome, most personally tailored, and most cost-effective and affordable. The result is improved health and reduced costs.
"At Blue Cross, we are committed to helping our members by giving them the information they need to make the best healthcare decisions for themselves and their families," said Dr. David Carmouche, Blue Cross Executive Vice President for External Operations and Chief Medical Officer. "We realize that being sick or injured can be stressful, and with the Wiser Health tools, we give our members easy-to-understand information about their health conditions so they feel more in control and can better discuss options with their doctors to choose the treatment that works for them."
The Wiser Health information will be available through Blue Cross' website, www.bcbsla.com.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is governed by a Louisiana Board of Directors.
The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices around the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.
Learn more on the company's website at www.bcbsla.com or visit its social media hub to connect via Facebook, Twitter and more.
About WiserTogether, Inc.
WiserTogether's personalized healthcare treatment comparison software enables consumers to choose the right treatment – most effective in outcome, most personally suitable, and most cost-effective and affordable. The result is improved health and improved costs for consumers, their employers, payers and providers. The company serves over 3 million people through their employers and health plans.
For more information about WiserTogether, please visit our website at www.wisertogether.com.
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