Rush University System for Health (RUSH) partners with Higi to extend access to its healthcare services across Chicago
RUSH and Higi are collaborating to educate Chicagoans on key health topics and to connect them to needed care
Chicago, IL – December 19 2019 – Higi, a consumer health technology company, today announced an innovative expansion of its partnership with Rush University System for Health (RUSH) to support health education and access to healthcare services across Chicago. RUSH will be able to use Higi’s network of Smart Health Stations located at Mariano’s, Jewel and Meijer stores across the city as a new point of access to care for existing and prospective patients.
This partnership builds on a longstanding relationship between the two organizations, with RUSH now leveraging Higi’s latest technology to engage with consumers at convenient grocery and pharmacy locations, as well as digitally, through web and mobile devices. Across stations included in the partnership, the RUSH brand will be featured prominently, providing additional exposure to the brand across Chicago and furthering the organization’s reputation as a health leader in the market.
Higi Smart Health Stations enable consumers to measure, track and act on their health data, including self-service measurement of blood pressure, pulse, weight, BMI and to assess their risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, they provide education content and connect users to the care resources that matter to them, based on identified health issues and needs including finding a primary care doctor.
“Our partnership with Higi creates a new way for consumers to gain an understanding of how RUSH can help them meet their health goals, especially if they aren’t quite sure where to begin” said Dr. Ranga Krishnan, CEO at RUSH. “Higi’s latest offerings will allow us to better understand the health status of our community members so we can anticipate and meet their health needs. As our partnership and programs evolve, we’ll offer more tailored programs and content that further engage consumers in their health, navigating them to the resources within RUSH that will support their long-term wellbeing.”
“We see so much potential in our partnership with RUSH and are incredibly excited for this next phase of the partnership to begin” says Higi CEO, Jeff Bennett. “Together, we’ll be able to make a true impact on the health of Chicagoans by identifying issues earlier and getting them to the care they need, be it at their local pharmacy or with a physician at RUSH.”
The partnership will expand over time to include other health topics such as heart health and will provide deeper connections between consumers and their trusted healthcare partners at RUSH.
Higi is a consumer health engagement company making it easier for all people to measure, track and act on their health data through a free nationwide network of over 10,000 FDA-cleared self-screening Smart Health Stations located in pharmacy retailers and other community points of trust. Enhanced by over 80 different third-party integrations (i.e. apps, devices, monitors, EHRs and more), Higi’s Smart Health Stations connect across the existing healthcare ecosystem, bridging station activity with digital tools to interact with consumers on the go and extend engagement, making it easier for consumers to remain active in their health. Healthcare stakeholders use Higi as a new access point to better reach, connect with and activate targeted populations; collect biometric and other health determinant data to stratify and prioritize; motivate consumers to take specific actions at a point of care or within the expanding care ecosystem activated by Higi connectivity. To date, more than 58 million people have used a Higi station to conduct over 335 million biometric tests. For more information, visit us at www.higi.com.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush-Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.