Next IT Establishes Healthcare Business as Independent Operating Entity

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Strategic Move Gives Next IT Healthcare Complete Focus on Health Customers, Patient Outcomes

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As an independent entity, Next IT Healthcare will be able to differentiate based on its complete focus, from research and development to strategic partnerships, on healthcare customers and organizations.

Next IT, the most trusted provider of enterprise A.I. solutions, today announced that Next IT Healthcare has launched as an independent entity focused on patient engagement solutions and population-health outcomes for chronic disease management. The news comes as Next IT has aggressively grown the number of its healthcare customers since the launch of Alme Health Coach last year. The company will operate independently under the leadership of Next IT founder and CEO Fred Brown. The Next IT enterprise business will continue to operate independently, focused on servicing enterprise customers as it has since its inception in 2002.

The global health IT market is projected to hit $66 billion by 2020, according to Global Industry Analysts. At a time when IT is more strategic than ever before in the management and delivery of health experiences, there has been an influx of technology vendors in the space. As an independent entity, Next IT Healthcare will be able to differentiate based on its complete focus, from research and development to strategic partnerships, on healthcare customers and organizations.

“There are far too many unaccountable players in healthcare today,” said Next IT founder and CEO Fred Brown. “Despite massive changes in policy and a multitude of large-scale innovation opportunities, few companies deliver on the evidence-based, data-driven outcome standards that are essential. We incubated Next IT Healthcare in an organization that prides itself on getting customers the results we promise them. With those values deeply rooted in the company DNA, Next IT Healthcare is in a great position to deliver real value to healthcare customers across the country.”

Next IT Healthcare’s first product, award-winning Alme Health Coach, was launched in October 2014. The mobile solution is purpose-built for clinical patient engagement, and has achieved engagement and active usage rates 10 times the industry average in real-world deployments. The product includes a human-emulated virtual health assistant that guides patients during their time between doctor visits—encouraging them, through coaching and tracking, to adhere to their health management plan.

“When it comes to managing health with technology, engagement rates and treatment plan adherence are the bottom line,” said Dr. Thomas Morrow, Chief Medical Officer at Next IT Healthcare. “Our platform is built based on decades of experience with both intelligent interface design and healthcare best-practice, making it uniquely capable of addressing large-scale population health challenges.”

Next IT Healthcare will continue to serve existing customers while expanding its product offerings in the months ahead. The company will remain in its headquarter city of Spokane, Washington.

For more information, please visit: http://www.NextITHealthcare.com.

About Next IT Healthcare
Next IT Healthcare is the leader in patient engagement. We help healthcare organizations drive lasting behavior change and improved outcomes.

Next IT Healthcare launched in 2014 with the debut of Alme Health Coach, a revolutionary solution that delivers advanced virtual assistant capabilities to healthcare-specific environments across mobile, web and chat interfaces. Our mission is to pave the way to a radically healthier population.

Next IT Healthcare is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. Learn more at http://www.NextITHealthcare.com.

About Next IT
Founded in 2002, Next IT has been at the forefront of virtual assistant technology for over a decade. Alme, Next IT’s flagship product, is the world’s most trusted virtual assistant platform. Customer experience leaders including Aetna, Alaska Airlines, Amtrak, Charter Communications, Symplmed Pharmaceuticals and the U.S. Army all rely on Alme to provide their customers with remarkable experiences every day.

Next IT is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. For more information, please visit: http://www.NextIT.com.

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