SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Employee Benefit News (EBN) and Employee Benefit Advisor, the leading benefits management publications for employers, have named Zipongo CEO and Founder Jason Langheier, MD, MPH a winner of its 2017 Technology Innovator Award. The award recognizes 21 visionaries who are driving technology innovation, overcoming organizational and technology barriers, deploying leading-edge technology, and shaping benefit technology regulation and policy.
Dr. Langheier is a physician and a public health evangelist who seeks to change Americans' eating behavior by disrupting their food choice architecture, offering a technology defense against unhealthy food marketing. Zipongo's personalized food decision support platform uses biometrics such as Body Mass Index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose, as well as genomics and a Diet Quiz to deliver healthy food recommendations that consider eating habits, preferences and restrictions. Zipongo's customers include Fortune 500 companies, US and global health plans, and consumers.
"On behalf of the entire team at Zipongo and our clients who are achieving better health at lower cost for their employees, I am honored to receive this award from EBN," said Dr. Langheier. "At Zipongo we have a singular passion for healthy food as an antidote to unsustainable healthcare spending. Our goal is to help employers and health plans become a vital part of the solution to the poor diet crisis in America. This award is validation of the hard work we have done to make it easy to eat well on the job, at home and on the road, improving health while reining in costs for employers and health plans."
EBN and Employee Benefit Advisor serve 106,800 senior-level benefits decision-makers across all platforms. The sister publications' Benefit Technology Innovator awards are open to benefit plan sponsors, benefit technology company executives, benefit advisers, brokers and consultants and others on the leading-edge of technology development, adoption and deployment. To select the winners, the editors asked readers for nominations, consulted with industry experts and called on their own industry knowledge. They selected individuals who are making breakthroughs in digital benefits platforms, health insurance alternatives, private exchanges, retirement and robo-advising, financial wellness tools, digital health and wellness tools, advances in digital employee engagement platforms, and benefits and workplace analytics.
Zipongo is Eating Well Made Simple. Zipongo's platform enables digital nutrition coaching for large employers, health plans and health systems, and provides food utility tools to families that make it easier to consistently select and buy healthy food people love. Zipongo provides trusted food selection and buying environments for cooking and eating prepared meals, that meet the needs of diverse groups of people, with tools ranging from meal planning, recipes, grocery rewards and online grocery ordering, to menu coaching and mobile meal ordering. Zipongo's HIPAA secure software-as-a-service platform is built to meet people where they are—at home, at work, or on the go, and deliver robust, anonymized population analytics back to enterprises. Learn more at www.zipongo.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Amendola Communications for Zipongo