Higi partnership focuses on senior health screenings

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Higi partnership focuses on senior health screenings

By David Salazar - 01/17/2020

Healthcare technology company higi is partnering with senior-focused provider Papa to improve seniors’ access to health screening and monitoring. Papa members now will be able to visit any of higi’s 10,000 in-store health stations with transportation and technology usage assistance from a Papa Pal — the company’s assistance and socialization workers. 

“We believe that partnering with Papa will give older adults the opportunity to learn more about their health, and in doing so, more reasons to use the benefits provided by their health plans,” said higi CEO Jeff Bennett. “By including a higi Station visit when Papa Pals bring their senior companions to the grocery store or pharmacy, we’re adding to the long-term benefits of companionship and transportation offered by Papa by creating an opportunity to capture a broader picture of health.”

Access to the stations will enable patients to check their vitals and screen for health status and preventive care needs. Papa’s Medicare Advantage clients also will benefit from having more information on the health needs of their members, higi said. 

“Our partnership with higi creates an innovative way for seniors to understand their health needs and gain access to support for their long-term wellbeing,” said Papa founder and CEO Andrew Parker. “We see a considerable potential partnering with Higi and providing preventive care options for seniors by incorporating Higi’s vast, national network of retail-based Smart Stations.”

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