Evive Health Wins National Strategic Patient Adherence Award

Company Honored for Helping to Empower Americans to Remain Healthier and Become Better Engaged in Their Own Health and Lifestyle

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Evive Health’s personal engagement program, designed to make it easier for consumers to take better control of their health and make better decisions regarding their care, has been recognized with an award of excellence at the 11th Annual Patient Adherence Forum in Philadelphia. The Patient Adherence Forum is sponsored by CBI, a subsidiary of Advanstar and one of the nation’s leading providers of market-driven conferences within the healthcare industry.

Evive Health is a leading innovator in the design of personalized data-driven healthcare tools that empower and encourage consumers to engage in a variety of wellness and health-promotion programs. By helping consumers understand the value of these programs and providing them easy ways to participate, Evive’s proven-effective methods have shown to have a positive impact on early detection and management of illness and chronic conditions while lowering healthcare costs.

“More and more employers and health plans understand the true value in improving participation in their wellness programs and in increasing adherence to evidence-based care for those with chronic conditions,” said Peter Saravis, CEO and co-founder of Evive. “We are honored to be recognized as best in class with this Strategic Patient Adherence Award as we continue to bring what we’ve learned to more than a million people across America.”

Organizations working with Evive see a 15-28 percent improvement in adherence over baseline in the first year alone. This success is the result of Evive intelligently applying to the healthcare industry proven-effective methods in behavioral economics and consumer science. Combining this methodology with individual data on each member or employee, Evive builds communication tools that engage people on a personal level, encouraging them to take action – from having annual screenings to taking their medications for chronic conditions to participating in a company or health plan-sponsored wellness program.

“Evive received high marks for having enrolled over 750,000 patients in their programs and this type of reach will make a real impact on patients,” said Robert Nauman, head judge of the CBI Strategic Patient Adherence Awards and Principal at BioPharma Advisors. “The Evive program is focused on improving health outcomes in employer populations, and it was good to see that certain employers understand the benefit of a healthy patient population that stays adherent to their medications. Medication adherence can be one of the most effective spends in the healthcare dollar because medication has such a positive impact on health improvement.”

Evive’s communication programs focus on increasing adherence to preventive and chronic care, wellness and advocacy, such as letting people know the closest urgent care center that accepts their insurance and how and when such a resource should be used. In the area of medication adherence, Evive leverages pharmacy data to help ensure that people receive the medication they need for such chronic conditions as diabetes, asthma and depression. They also help people save money in their prescriptions by providing information that may move an individual from brand name to generic drugs, consistent with their insurance plan.

“Our programs help to create a culture of health, both within a family and within a company,” said Saravis. “By making it easier for people to find the information that is meaningful to them, we are providing the tools that allow people to become better consumers. And when that happens, everyone wins.”

Earlier this year, Evive announced that it achieved record-setting performance in 2011, based on new customer growth, revenue increase and covered lives. In 2010 Evive was selected by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center as one of the region’s most promising and fastest-growing new companies.

About Evive Health
Founded in 2007, Evive Health is the leading innovator in designing personalized communication tools that motivate individuals to engage in health and wellness enhancement activities that improve their health, lower healthcare costs, and lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.evivehealth.com or call 312-374-9150.



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