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World Hypertension Day draws attention to the dangers of high blood pressure

Four million people and counting have checked their blood pressure in the U.S. in an awareness campaign meant to draw attention to high blood pressure and save lives. The World Hypertension League challenged people worldwide to get their blood pressures checked from April 17 until World Hypertension Day on May 17 to increase global awareness […]

Force Diagnostics and higi Partner to Provide Innovative Services to Life Insurance Industry:

Fully accelerated underwriting for life insurance companies with biometric and lifestyle data that rewards consumers for healthy behaviors CHICAGO, April 15, 2016 – A new partnership announced today will help life insurance companies make more accurate underwriting decisions in a fraction of the time it takes today, while offering timely, competitively priced and high-value life […]

higi and IMPOWER Announce Partnership to Advance the Power of Behavioral Telehealth with Biometric and Lifestyle Data

Industry-changing opportunity will improve patient engagement and physician insights with the addition of real-time health stats.  CHICAGO, April 13, 2016 – IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in Central Florida are setting a new clinical standard in telehealth thanks to a new partnership with higi. By leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key […]

First quarter brings in between $980M and $1.8B digital health funding

Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 millionin Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening […]

Accuracy Statement: higi Station and SH-650 Health Station

Overview & Regulatory Context higi SH LLC (higi) is a certified Quality Management System and Medical Device Standards (ISO 13485) company. It complies with all regulations associated with the design, manufacturing and distribution of health monitoring tools. In addition to ISO certification, higi medical device products receive FDA clearance (via the 510k process) prior to market introduction in […]

higi selected by Wegmans to engage and encourage customers and employees to adopt healthy behaviors

Platform to focus on customers and employees and will roll-out in retail and corporate locations and through digital channels   CHICAGO, IL, March 1, 2016 — Tens of thousands of Wegmans customers and employees in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states will now have access to higi stations, mobile app and web portal, to monitor their health […]

As the nationwide doctor shortage grows, new higi study shows that expanding healthcare access alone unlikely to impact health outcomes

CHICAGO, IL, February 29, 2016 — With the number of primary care physicians (PCPs) expected to shrink significantly by 2025, raising more questions about the lack of access to care, merely filling the “access gap” with new or additional providers may not impact health outcomes according to a new study released by higi, the leading […]

Garmin and higi launch new omni-channel health engagement initiative to encourage consumers to know and own their vital health stats

Garmin and higi launch new omni-channel health engagement initiative to encourage consumers to know and own their vital health stats

Innovative program to be driven by retail-based health stations, challenge, education and digital outreach  CHICAGO, IL, February 9, 2016 — Encouraging large populations of people to adopt healthy habits easily and consistently is the end goal of a new program announced today by Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd. and higi, the leading retail, […]

higi secures over $40 million of funding – expands growth of the largest retail, omni-channel community health and wellness platform in the nation

Approximately one in 10 Americans have used higi to better manage their health and well-being and to connect with trusted sources.     CHICAGO, IL, January 11, 2016 — higi, the leading retail and omni-channel community engagement platform accessible via nearly 10,000 retail locations, web and mobile,  announced today it has closed funding of more than […]

Pharmacists latest consumers to say ‘yes’ to higi challenges

At higi, we’re all about engagement. A big part of how we engage healthcare consumers is through challenges. We create challenges that engage our users to create healthy habits. That includes partnering with the trusted experts who we turn to for information and insights in a retail setting—pharmacists.  Last year, pharmacists had the opportunity to […]