New York, NY and Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
Wellness Layers, a leading provider of health and wellness engagement portals, and RediClinic, the nation’s largest independent operator of retail-based convenient care clinics, today announced the launch of RediClinic’s redesigned Weigh Forward portal.
Weigh Forward, which is offered at RediClinic’s 30 locations inside H-E-B grocery stores in Texas and is licensed to other providers, is a 10 week, 1-on-1, medically supervised program developed in cooperation with Dr. David L. Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. The program offers an innovative behavior change program for healthy weight loss with weekly clinic visits supplemented by an extensive online platform that supports both the clinicians who are delivering the program and the patients who are enrolled in it.
The new Weigh Forward portal built on top of the Wellness Layers Connected Care Platform supports both the patient and the clinician with a personalized, online and mobile patient planner and a clinician console. The personalized planner is a suite of interconnected applications including an action-triggered checklist, a weekly personal plan for addressing behavior barriers, meal planning and tracking, fitness and weight tracking, instructional videos from Dr. Katz, recipes and articles to support each week’s plan, bi-directional communication with the clinician, and progress graphs. The clinician console includes coaching applications for patient management and encouragement, training resources, digital visit forms, scheduling, messaging, ecommerce, medical history, calculation of risk, lab results and orders. The experience is further enhanced with a social support network that includes profile pages, groups and discussion forums for Weigh Forward patients to interact with each other and clinicians.
“In order to create an effective, turn-key weight management program that can be delivered by healthcare professionals who generally have very little background in this area, and to supplement the 15-minute visits that are typical in many practice settings, it was crucial for Weigh Forward to have a robust but easy-to-use system that supports both clinicians and patients. Wellness Layers was able to customize their platform to meet these needs, and has helped us create a best-in-class solution that is achieving great results,” said Web Golinkin, CEO of RediClinic.
“We are proud to be the technology partner as RediClinic revolutionizes the way people reach their weight loss and health improvement goals. The Weigh Forward portal is radically different than those of the typical weight loss programs in that that it supports the full spectrum of the patient-clinician relationship rather than just offering patients plans, apps and tools,” remarked Amir Kishon, CEO of Wellness Layers.
The complete Weigh Forward program and portal are available for white-label license by certified care providers and can be configured as a standalone system or integrated with other systems.
RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 30 clinics inside select H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, and has successfully treated more than 1,250,000 patients since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005. In addition to treating common medical conditions, RediClinic provides a broad range of preventive services, including medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams; and the company’s Weigh Forward® program is the nation’s only comprehensive, medically-supervised weight management program offered in a grocery store. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit http://www.rediclinic.com.
About Wellness Layers
Wellness Layers is a leading provider of strategic online and mobile patient and customer portals creating deeper online engagement for healthier behavior. The Wellness Layers platform includes a complete suite of personal health and wellness applications, social functionality and personalized content delivery systems specifically honed for the special needs of health and wellness companies. The deeper engagement achieved with the Wellness Layers Platform supports efforts for prevention, adherence, weight loss, condition management and lifestyle modification. Wellness Layers offers special platform editions: Connected Care, Wellness & Prevention, Nutrition & Diet, Healthcare and Custom. Additional information can be found at http://www.wellnesslayers.com.