New Collaboration with Limeade Enables Broader Engagement Across Populations
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Dialog today announced the new release of its enhanced WELLNESS DialogTM program, an industry-leading wellness offering featuring lifestyle-based predictive models, online modules, incentive capabilities, and telephonic health coaching support. The online portion of the program, powered through a new alliance with wellness company Limeade, delivers a personalized member experience driven by a cutting-edge, patent-pending well-being assessment that measures emotional and physical well-being in addition to health risk. The enhanced WELLNESS DialogTM offering covers tobacco cessation, weight loss, physical activity, nutrition, stress, sleep, cardiometabolic risk, and preventive screenings.
According to research, a staggering 50-70% of all medical costs are attributable to avoidable behaviors and lifestyle choices.1 The WELLNESS DialogTM program provides actionable support for these issues on call, online, and onsite to help individuals get healthy – and stay healthy.
“Whether they are struggling to quit smoking, searching for ways to reduce stress in their life, or just looking to motivate themselves to run that marathon they’ve always wanted to run, people need tools and support to help them stay motivated and engaged,” said James Tugendhat, CEO, Health Dialog. “Our enhanced WELLNESS DialogTM program gives people the resources they need to realize their personal lifestyle goals.”
The new WELLNESS DialogTM offering also features a convenient mobile capability, allowing individuals to track and journal their activities on a smartphone so they can engage on-the-go.
“We’re more than excited to work with Health Dialog to help extend their care management, analytics, and decision support capabilities to a broader membership with a broader wellness story,” stated Henry Albrecht, Limeade CEO. “Our goal is to add a refreshing twist to their proven model. The market is demanding new, flexible, social, mobile, game-inspired technology platforms to solve the biggest challenge in U.S. healthcare: human engagement. Entering the journey with Health Dialog, which offers services to more than 18 million individuals, is something we're thrilled about. We are both mission-driven organizations, and our missions are very aligned with this collaboration,” Mr. Albrecht concluded.
The Limeade platform is recognized for its innovative, integrated approach which connects with existing wellness programs and services. It features well-being and health risk self-assessment, goal setting and tracking tools, individual and group challenges, peer support tools, mobile access – all connected to a customizable incentive system. Used by some of the leading U.S. health plans and employers, the Limeade platform strives to build happy, healthy, high-performance people.
The WELLNESSTM Dialog Program In Action
From providing telephonic coaching support to those who need help most, to driving individuals who are simply looking to track their health behavior online, the WELLNESS DialogTM program is designed to engage people at different levels and stages of risk and readiness to change. Health Dialog’s one-of-a-kind lifestyle-based predictive models identify at-risk individuals by analyzing data for obesity, smoking, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. Self-reported assessment data is also fed into the predictive models for even more robust risk detection.
The Limeade well-being assessment is particularly innovative. It focuses on health risk as traditional HRAs do, but also looks at an individual’s physical and emotional health, capacity for change, and work life satisfaction. The assessment then offers individuals insights on personal strengths and opportunities, and suggested goals and actions to pursue as they continue in the WELLNESS DialogTM program.
Individuals can add to or edit their goals, and select challenges that interest them. The gaming and sharing components of the offering encourage continued engagement, on-going participation, and achievement of goals.
About Health Dialog:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services. Health Dialog helps healthcare payors improve healthcare quality while reducing overall costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships with their physicians, and live healthier, happier lives. For more information, visit www.healthdialog.com
Limeade is an online wellness company focused on building happy, healthy, high-performance workforces. Limeade provides a refreshing alternative to traditional, antagonistic wellness approaches, and connects all wellness programs in an integrated, cohesive user experience. Limeade clients include Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, healthcare providers, and large, high-performance employers. Additional information about Limeade may be found at http://limeade.com.
1 Whitmer R., Pelletier K., Anderson D., et.al Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (45) (9), Sept. 2003; 916-925.
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