NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxiva and Sense Health today announced the launch of Wellpass, Inc., a new venture formed by the combined companies that creates the leading digital health platform serving payers, providers and people. Wellpass combines Voxiva's proven mobile health and wellness programs with the innovative and flexible patient engagement platform developed by Sense Health. The companies' digital health services have supported over 3 million people and delivered proven clinical outcomes documented in extensive published research. The Wellpass platform is launching with an existing client base of more than 30 health provider organizations, over 70 state Medicaid health plans, and 10 state government agencies.
Wellpass offers an integrated messaging and engagement platform designed to address the complex needs of healthcare organizations, helping to improve outcomes, achieve clinical and quality goals, and lower costs. The platform enables health plans and providers to send SMS text-based and secure messages to individuals (one-to-one) or to an entire population, enroll members in existing evidence-based health, wellness and condition-specific programs, create customized programs to meet specific needs (gap-in-care alerts, appointment reminders, eligibility re-determination), and access real-time response and engagement data. The platform is HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST certified.
"Wellpass represents a new approach to health engagement and support," said Paul Meyer, Voxiva co-founder and CEO of Wellpass. "As an integrated platform, Wellpass helps overcome the challenges of deploying fragmented engagement and population health solutions. By unifying health messaging and digital health programs on a single platform, Wellpass delivers better results for health plans and providers and a much better experience for members and patients."
Wellpass provides access to more than 20 evidence-based health programs such as maternal health (Text4baby), diabetes management (Care4life), smoking cessation (Text2quit), and adult and pediatric preventive health. These Wellpass programs are free for people and they can keep them for life, regardless of health coverage or where they access care. These programs have demonstrated significant positive impacts on health outcomes, as documented in extensive peer-reviewed research and claims data analysis (Full research bibliography available at www.wellpass.com/outcomes). Proven outcomes aligned with key quality goals include:
2x increase in smoking abstinence
2x increase in flu shot utilization
26% increase in well baby visits
18% increase in well child visits
44% increase in dental visits
40% improvement in appointment attendance
"For the last five years, we have been focused on helping health care providers engage and support their patients more effectively," said Stan Berkow, Sense Health co-founder/CEO and EVP of Product at Wellpass. "The Sense Health platform serves as the foundation of the Wellpass messaging and engagement platform that will be supporting millions of members over the coming months. Joining forces with Voxiva to launch Wellpass allows us to deploy these services at massive scale across the Medicaid market."
"Wellpass is exciting because it has the existing customer base that will help it to link individuals to their providers and payers," said Esther Dyson, a director of Wellpass and executive founder of Way to Wellville. "Its value stems from its ability to treat each user as the center of their own care even as it enables caregivers to coordinate that care - knitting together the frayed fabric of today's healthcare system."
"Since celebrating the launch of Text4baby as a public-private partnership during my tenure in government, I've seen first-hand how Voxiva has delivered on the promise of digital health innovation to the Medicaid market," said Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and President of NavHealth. "Wellpass represents the next chapter in digital health engagement and holds the potential to transform how payers and providers collaborate to support the patients who need it most."
About Wellpass The mission of Wellpass is to make it easier for people to get the health care and support they need. Our integrated messaging and engagement platform supports the diverse needs of complex healthcare enterprises and enables smarter conversations that provide people with timely and relevant health support. We have helped more than 3 million people use mobile technology to better manage their health with programs ranging from health wellness and prevention to diabetes management, smoking cessation and prenatal care. The Wellpass platform is used by dozens of health plans, health care providers and state Medicaid agencies to engage their populations and improve health outcomes. Learn more at www.wellpass.com.
About Voxiva Founded in 2001, Voxiva has supported over 3 million people in using mobile technology to better manage their health with programs ranging from wellness and prevention to diabetes management, smoking cessation and prenatal care. Voxiva has partnered with a broad range of organizations to develop and deliver these services including the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA). In 2011, Voxiva was named one of Fast Company's "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies."
About Sense Health Sense Health was designed to help healthcare professionals more efficiently support larger patient populations with clinically proven messaging programs to improve health outcomes. Since the company launched in 2012, Sense Health has built a significant provider client base within the New York City region and nationally, working with more than 34 health systems and community-based organizations. Sense Health was a portfolio company for the New York Digital Health Accelerator and has been featured in TEDMED.