CHICAGO, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After launching an enhanced member website last fall, Interactive Health today announced its next workplace wellness technology advancement – an upgraded, mobile-optimized employee-challenges platform that sparks employee health engagement and amplifies the impact of worksite wellness programs. This easy-to-use and visually appealing platform is based on the largest personalized database in the wellness industry—driven by behavioral science insights and validated by 25 years of participant data and over 150,000 active users.
Interactive Health, a national leader known for its goal-driven, personalized worksite wellness programs, revamped the platform to create a seamless end-to-end web experience for participants. It serves as a hub for employers—combining all components of their health management programs, even if provided outside of the Interactive Health wellness program. This integration enables the Healthy Activities platform to connect employees to a strategically designed personal action plan, which taps into a wide variety of tools and resources that boost employee participation and build ongoing engagement.
"We work with employers nationwide to address critical healthcare issues within their businesses. With more than 150,000 active participants currently using our Healthy Activities platform, we know what motivates and engages employees," said Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy. "We've taken this data and used it to further enhance our platform so that we can provide the most effective means to connect members with their health."
The mobile-optimized Healthy Activities platform drives behavior change through programs and tools that address all aspects of employee health and well-being, including physical activity, emotional and financial health, nutrition and sleep.
Organized through employer-specific, and even location-specific, Personal Health Action Plans to advance each employer's health management strategy, the enhanced Healthy Activities platform offers participants a guided online experience that features:
- Activity and incentive tracking, supporting all employer-provided health benefits
- Expanded app and device connectivity
- Real-time access to health coaches
- A wide selection of tools, workshops and health trackers
- New gaming features, challenges and interactive maps
- Increased social interaction through message and leaderboards
The new platform includes an even larger selection of wellness challenges that focus on physical activity, sleep, nutrition and emotional health. Participants can also access more than 50 self-directed workshops, selected based on their personal interests or assigned by a health coach based on health risks.
"We're committed to ongoing investments in innovation because technology powers everything we do," said Interactive Health CIO Tim Hardy. "Our proprietary ActiveEngineTM technology includes advanced analytics and integration capabilities within the platform that help us develop a robust, clinically sound and highly targeted wellness journey for each participant. Participants receive communications, recommendations and advice in ways that are most meaningful and beneficial to them."
Every year, Interactive Health works with more than 1 million individuals spanning more than 3,000 clients across industries including manufacturing, professional services, hospitals, municipalities and school districts. Interactive Health clients average a 20-percent reduction in medical spend, according to an independent review conducted by Zoe Consulting, Inc.
About Interactive Health
Interactive Health (www.interactivehealthinc.com), the country's leading provider of health management solutions, creates innovative wellness programs designed to increase overall company health and actively engage employees to make lasting behavior changes. For every company's perspective on health management, early stage or mature, Interactive Health has a highly flexible program to meet its needs. By offering health evaluations that detect risk proactively, Interactive Health has the capability to immediately intervene and engage at-risk participants with a personalized course of action. Using ActiveEngineTM, a proprietary algorithmic-based clinical intelligence engine, a unique achievable goal is assigned to each participant based on individual results and health improvements are measured. Interactive Health has a 25- year track record of creating the Healthiest Companies in America. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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