J.R. Simplot Company Adopts WiserTogether Platform To Improve Health Care Decision-Making for Employees

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiserTogether, Inc., which offers a healthcare information decision tool for consumers, today announced that J.R. Simplot Company will offer Wiser Health to its employees and their dependents.

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 outcomes, individual consumer preferences, insurance coverage, cost and popularity of the treatment among physicians and patients in the local community. Wiser Health allows consumers to select the most effective, cost-appropriate treatment for their specific needs.

"We are seeing a 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 large employers are seeing the value of our approach to better health. By adding Wiser Health to their comprehensive benefit program, they are empowering employees and their family members to make better-informed decisions when facing a health issue."

More than two million Americans have access to WiserTogether's platform through employers and health plans. The tools are accessible online or via a mobile application. 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 Simplot, we are committed to providing our employees and their families with the tools they need to make the best healthcare decisions," said Karen North, Benefits Director.  "We believe the Wiser Health tool's ease of use and visual presentation of key information will become a very important part of how our employees choose the treatments that are best for their health care condition."   

By integrating clinical evidence, personal preferences, and patient-reported effectiveness into an intuitive tool, consumers can choose the treatment that works for them the first time rather than undergoing the lengthy trial-and-error treatment process common in clinics and hospitals. Wiser Health is the only tool offered through a comprehensive benefit program that helps employees and their family members make personalized treatment decisions.

About J.R. Simplot Company

The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching, cattle production, food processing, retail food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot's major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. The company's mission statement is Bringing Earth's Resources to Life.

For more information about the J. R. Simplot Company please visit their website at: http://www.simplot.com.

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.

WiserTogether Contact:
Catherine Riedel
[email protected]

J.R. Simplot Company Contact:
Ken Dey
J. R. Simplot Company
[email protected]

SOURCE WiserTogether, Inc.