higi Integrates it’s 11,000 FDA-Cleared Health Station Network with On-line Communities to Deliver Real-Time Aggregated User Data To Deliver a Powerful Data Resource for Healthcare Organizations.
Chicago, IL (February 20, 2017) — higi, the health technology company that operates the largest network of self-screening stations in the U.S. and Canada, today announced the launch of its Population Screening solution which offers an alternative, cost-effective means to continuously screen broad segments of target populations. By integrating continuous population screenings at higi health stations, health providers and payers can better understand population health trends.
The new higi Population Screening solution leverages the company’s extensive network of nearly 11,000 health stations in grocery stores and pharmacies, located within 5 miles of 78% of the US population as well as on-line community user engagement to collect unparalleled data, in near-real time. The higi platform facilitates the integration of screening data into existing analytics, care management or CRM workflows that provide real-time, actionable insights to help facilitate early interventions. It also enables organizations to offer rewards and incentives to motivate individual users to proactively manage their own health.
“When a healthcare organization takes on the risk of a population, the lack of up-to-date claims and clinical data on the group can limit accurate risk assessment and outreach prioritization,” said Jeff Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of higi. “higi’s Population Screening solution eliminates missed opportunities for timely interventions and assures accurate determination of risk, positively impacting reimbursement, quality measures, and outcomes.”
Traditional on-site biometric screening solutions are expensive, inconvenient, only happen once a year and fail to capture large segments of the population resulting in significant data gaps. Healthcare organizations, including providers, payers, employers and researchers can adopt and deploy the higi Population Screening solution in the following way: After selecting a target population, individuals receive a call to action with an incentive to complete a health risk assessment and visit a higi station for a free and convenient screening. Along with station screening data, healthcare organizations can receive additional information from more than 80 wearable devices connected to a user’s higi account. Based on near real-time data, higi’s Population Screening solution provides powerful insights that help healthcare organizations triage individuals and segment populations into risk categories. With the addition of this rich new data set from higi to existing records and other analytics tools, healthcare organizations can predict population and individual risk to help them determine opportunities for intervention.
As a user’s engagement with higi continues, on-going biometrics readings measured at the station are integrated into the care management process or analytics, keeping healthcare organizations informed and individuals involved in their care. higi’s end-to-end Population Screening solution leverages higi’s unrivaled network as a seamless data collection ecosystem and health engagement platform, providing a new ongoing source of population health data.
The higi Population Screening tool will be put into widespread use by healthcare organizations during 2017. At HIMSS, higi will be demonstrating one application of Population Screening developed to extend the capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud (link to blog post). The demonstration of this application will be available at the Salesforce Booth #2675 and higi Booth #6966 at HIMSS.
higi is a technology company that is transforming the way people manage their health. Founded in 2012, the company owns and operates the largest FDA-cleared self-screening health station network in the United States with nearly 11,000 stations located in food, drug and mass market retailers. higi also operates a robust online community platform that is linked to the higi health station network and over 80 health devices, activity trackers and apps. To date, more than 40 million people have used a higi health station to conduct 190 million biometric screenings (blood pressure, pulse, weight, body mass index). Over 4 million people have signed up for a higi account which offers an all-in-one biometric and activity data feed for personal health management and information sharing with friends, family and trusted healthcare providers. For more information, visit us at www.higi.com
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