Telcare, Inc. and Badgeville Partner to Motivate Patients Living with Diabetes

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First Cellular-enabled blood glucose meter to join with #1 gamification platform to motivate and generate positive lifestyle changes for patients.

Telcare's award-winning mobile health platform combines cellular-enabled technologies with personalized feedback and coaching to increase compliance with care guidelines and prevent complications.

[Telcare's] partnership with Badgeville is focused on providing people with Diabetes a connection to a network of people united around a common cause and a set of rewards and incentives to help them on that path.

At the 2013 Scientific Meeting of the American Diabetes Association, Telcare, Inc., the leader in mobile diabetes management solutions, announced its partnership with the global leader in gamification, Badgeville. Through this partnership, Telcare’s patient-facing software solutions now incorporate Badgeville’s acclaimed suite of Behavior Lifecycle Management solutions. The suite includes social gaming, traditional loyalty programs, and social networking to drive meaningful user interactions and generate positive behavior changes for patients and medical providers. The new product can be seen in Telcare’s booth (#717) at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Session at McCormick Place.

Telcare’s cellular-enabled blood glucose meter (BGM), is the first FDA-cleared mHealth glucose meter that leverages cellular-enabled mHealth tools to securely capture, store and share real-time clinical data. Badgeville’s award-winning Behavior Platform enables Telcare to transform the Telcare BGM® into a lifestyle and health management tool with progress-based rewards, missions and analytics that enables patients to experience measurable self-improvement results. Powered by sophisticated game mechanics, patients can use their Telcare BGM® and patient portal to experience their own self-improvement journey. Telcare users have the ability to earn a variety of points, badges and rewards that have direct correlations with key motivational factors, such as feeling successful, intelligent, socially valued, and part of an important structured program.

"All of Telcare’s research conducted with people who live with diabetes and with those who care for them and about them points to a profound sense of isolation associated with managing a condition that never gives you a day off,” said Dr. Jonathan Javitt, a Johns Hopkins Professor who cofounded Telcare and serves as its CEO. “Our partnership with Badgeville is focused on providing people with Diabetes a connection to a network of people united around a common cause and a set of rewards and incentives to help them on that path.”

Motivating Telcare users through quantified progress and social mechanics is a key driver in a patient’s self-efficacy and their path to self-improvement. The Telcare BGM® and portal in combination with the Badgeville platform provide the outlet for success.

“Telcare’s unique, innovative vision for Diabetes care is highlighted by their focus on creating a modern health management program powered by gamification,” said Ken Comee, CEO, Badgeville. “Quality healthcare depends on motivating positive behaviors, and Badgeville is proud to partner with industry leaders like Telcare to motivate patients to stick to their treatment plans and live healthier, happier lives.”

About Telcare:
Telcare enables health plans and employers to lower costs and improve outcomes for individuals living with diabetes by delivering actionable, real-time insight that promotes greater care coordination and engagement. The company’s award-winning mobile health platform combines cellular-enabled technologies with personalized feedback and coaching to increase compliance with care guidelines and prevent complications, thereby improving population health and reducing the cost of care. To learn more, visit http://www.telcare.com.

About Badgeville:
Badgeville is the #1 gamification and behavior management platform. The world's leading businesses turn to Badgeville to increase customer and employee engagement. Samsung, Oracle, EMC, Universal Music, Opower, The Active Network, Autodesk, Microsoft, NBC and over 200 global innovators rely on Badgeville to measure and influence user behavior. To learn more, visit http://www.badgeville.com.

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Jennifer Skitsko
Telcare, Inc.            
301.979.7580        
JSkitsko[at]telcare[dot]com    

Jessica Weston
Dodge Communications
770.576.2567
jweston[at]dodgecommunicaitons[dot]com

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