American Heart Association joins IBM, Welltok to create workplace health platform

The American Heart Association (AHA) is joining forces with Welltok and IBM's Watson to create a workplace healthcare platform geared toward patients suffering from cardiac diseases.

The program will examine an employer's workplace health environment and employee health, according to an announcement. 

It also will include AHA's Workplace Health Achievement Index, which will rank corporate health initiatives.

"With this program, individuals and their employers will be able to benefit from a personalized, cognitive solution designed to help improve heart health and reduce healthcare costs," Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., AHA's chief medical officer for prevention, said in a statement. "Our hope is that we can set a new standard for continuous quality improvement in workplace health." Announcement