SoloHealth partners with Cleveland Clinic, changes name to Pursuant Health
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ATLANTA — SoloHealth announced Thursday a new collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise, a subsidiary of Cleveland Clinic.
Using insights gathered from consumer engagements and behavioral change experts from Cleveland Clinic Wellness, the company has developed a highly convenient and clinically valid health-and-wellness platform delivered through health kiosks, mobile access points and online. The company now offers a comprehensive solution including health risk assessments, coaching, incentive management, challenges and an integrated lab screening network, all supplemented by non-invasive biometric data collected from the kiosks.
Initial employer wellness programs delivered through this platform have achieved engagement rates as high as 91% for employees and 70% for spouses, proving that the high engagement levels the company achieves with publicly-available kiosks carry over to workplace wellness programs.
"We are excited to partner with Cleveland Clinic Wellness to bring our collective health-and-wellness programs to market, with new offerings for employers and health systems, in addition to our traditional focus on consumers," said Larry Gerdes, CEO. "Cleveland Clinic Wellness offers industry-leading coaching and behavioral change expertise that, coupled with the national SoloHealth engagement network, creates a unique health-and-wellness offering that is already used by more than 3 million people per month," he said. "Many health-and-wellness programs struggle with low engagement rates and a lack of clinical validity. Our engagement platform, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Wellness, provides a highly-effective solution."
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach and support many individuals towards healthier living through our actionable, clinically-developed, web-based programs focused on nutrition, resilience and physical activity improvement," said Joe Sweet, director of operations and business development for Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise. "Working with established partners to distribute educational content and programs is important to our mission."
SoloHealth also announced that effective immediately it will rename the company Pursuant Health (www.pursuanthealth.com) to better align with the company's mission of engaging individuals to manage their health and improve outcomes. Since late 2012, SoloHealth has performed over 73 million health screenings through its national network of 3,600 FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant self-service kiosks. The kiosks are conveniently located within major retail pharmacies, worksites and hospitals within 10 miles of 79% of the U.S. population.
The decision to change the company name from SoloHealth to Pursuant Health represents a more refined focus to develop programs that help individuals improve their health and self-manage chronic conditions. With the unique opportunity to educate millions of consumers each month, the company felt a responsibility to work with a leading clinical partner to develop content and evidence-based programs that improve outcomes outside of kiosk engagements. The SoloHealth brand will be fully-transitioned to Pursuant Health by the end of 2015.