Coach Alba, Cummins, Kognito and Welltok Join the Population Health Alliance

PHA welcomes four new members that showcase the association’s focus on employers and consumers.

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Population Health Alliance

New companies are joining us to work in a collaborative environment, sharing information, data and outcomes among employers, innovative technology startups, long term providers of population health management solutions, and others.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

The Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, announced today that it has welcomed four new members to the association: Coach Alba, Cummins, Kognito and Welltok.

“These new members come as population health continues to gain traction as a solution to the health and health care crisis we face,” said Population Health Alliance interim Executive Director, Fred Goldstein. “New companies are joining us to work in a collaborative environment, sharing information, data and outcomes among employers, innovative technology startups, long term providers of population health management solutions, and others.”

“As our numbers grow, so does our ability to effectively represent and advocate for the population health management community and the rapidly increasing numbers of patients and consumers who are seeing their lives transformed by the work of these companies that we proudly call our members,” said Goldstein.

Welltok’s chief inventive officer, Michael Dermer, is also serving as co-chair of the PHA engagement committee, which is working to establish the industry standard for how to define and execute on consumer engagement. “A critical component to driving consumer engagement is the smart use of incentives. We bring more than a decade of experience and insights from 40 million data transactions that inform the optimal incentive value for target actions or behaviors. By combining our expertise with that of fellow PHA members, we can create more meaningful and impactful consumer interactions across the board.”

The new members are:

Coach Alba, founded in 2010, is a behavioral change company that builds innovative Web and mobile technologies to help people achieve life-changing goals. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Coach Alba leverages powerful proprietary research and an adaptive, personalized SMS messaging platform to help users recognize and overcome the day-to-day challenges that keep them from attaining sustainable, positive change in their lives.

http://www.coachalba.com.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company- owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013.

http://www.cummins.com/cmi/

Kognito, is a leader in immersive learning experiences that bring about sustained change in health behaviors. The company’s award-winning online and mobile simulations use emotionally responsive virtual humans in realistic conversations to build empathy, trust, knowledge and the motivation to change. The Kognito Conversation PlatformTM incorporates principles of neuroscience, social cognition and game mechanics. The company’s products can stand alone or be integrated into other efforts to activate chronic disease patients and promote wellness and health-seeking behaviors. Kognito partners with corporations, government and non-profits, and its programs are used by more than 450 organizations in 43 states. Founded in 2003, Kognito is the only company with simulations that are listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). https://www.kognito.com/

Welltok, Inc. the pioneer in health optimization, is revolutionizing the way population health managers align consumer actions and behaviors with the right incentives and rewards. CaféWell, the company’s groundbreaking Health Optimization Platform™, enables access to an organized ecosystem of programs and resources and drives engagement through a novel combination of social, gaming and personalization technologies. This unique approach, delivered via a Platform as a Service model, enhances revenue growth, increases administrative efficiency and drives improved healthcare value. http://welltok.com

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. Its near 100 members represent stakeholders from across the healthcare delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field.

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About the Population Health Alliance
The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. Its almost 100 members represent stakeholders from across the healthcare delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field. Visit http://www.populationhealthalliance.org to learn and get ready to attend the PHA Forum 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 10-12, 2014.