DALLAS, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viverae®, a leader in workplace wellness technology, is proud to announce the addition of Healthwise, a leader in evidence-based health education, technology, and services, into its well-being programs. Healthwise's patient education and engagement content will soon be integrated into each step of Viverae's existing industry-leading Disease Management (DM) and health coaching programs to engage members with the information needed to better manage their own health. Consequently, Viverae care managers will be equipped to deliver consistent health content and patient education to enhance care coordination.
When individuals are diagnosed with chronic conditions, oftentimes, they're left to manage their condition themselves, with little to no assistance. According to research, the skills and knowledge required to successfully self-manage a condition typically involve multiple lifestyle changes, which can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed. To address this challenge, the two companies will work together to offer the Healthwise® Care Management Solution, which includes the Healthwise® Behavior Change Navigator – a tool that is built on scientifically proven behavior change principles. With this solution, Viverae care managers will have access to a powerful resource to assist with their real-time coaching services. Through the system, the coach or clinician will be presented with easy-to-follow coaching tips with suggested education at each stage of the framework, based on proven behavior change techniques.
This five-stage framework consists of the following:
- Awareness – General information about the condition
- Learning – Information about what members can do to help manage their condition
- Motivation – Support or encouragement to help individuals be more proactive
- Behavior – Ideas about how to take action to better manage the condition
- Sustainability – Support to sustain healthy actions members are already taking to stay on track
"Chronic condition management and health coaching hold the biggest opportunities to bend the curve in healthcare expenses," said Mike Lamb, Viverae president and chief executive officer. "Individuals with chronic conditions typically account for a small percentage of the overall population, but drive a significant portion of total costs. By offering a clear path to managing these serious illnesses, employers can make a considerable impact by decreasing the likelihood of employees developing a secondary, more serious condition."
With a proven focus on communication, Viverae understands how important it is to use a friendly tone that engages program participants and makes them more receptive to their messaging. With content written in plain, simple language that is easy to understand, Healthwise's content is also infused with hope, which makes even the most serious conditions easier to endure and manage. Not only are communications targeted, but they also offer encouragement and advice in a positive and uplifting way.
Viverae is best known for its expertise in workplace wellness, with over 350 clients and nearly 1 million members in a variety of industries across the country. Its wellness programs are designed to help create cultures of health and well-being within employee populations.
Viverae is a workplace wellness technology company based in Dallas, Texas. Rooted in care and focused on reducing health risks, our innovative application empowers employers to create cultures of health and well-being. We bring clarity. We inspire. We support. Learn more: www.viverae.com.
Viverae's workplace wellness programs are compliant with Affordable Care Act requirements and applicable law, and National Committee for Quality Assurance and national health advocacy group standards.
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information nearly 2 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646.
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SOURCE Viverae, Inc.