Retrofit Selects Validic to Expand Technology to Tackle Obesity

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Retrofit, a leading provider of weight management solutions, today announced its selection of Validic to provide Retrofit access to a growing array of data that are important to weight loss. These metrics and capabilities will come from Validic’s industry-leading digital health platform and single-point connection to more than 180 wearables, mobile health devices and apps.

Retrofit clients will be able to use the technology of their choice to seamlessly sync their activity, sleep, weight, biometrics and other lifestyle data and receive real-time results that keep their motivation high.

Retrofit, a leading provider of weight management solutions, today announced its selection of Validic to provide Retrofit access to a growing array of data that are important to weight loss. These metrics and capabilities will come from Validic’s industry-leading digital health platform and single-point connection to more than 180 wearables, mobile health devices and apps.

“Retrofit clients will be able to use the technology of their choice to seamlessly sync their activity, sleep, weight, biometrics and other lifestyle data and receive real-time results that keep their motivation high,” said Mary Pigatti, Retrofit CEO. "Connecting the Validic digital health platform to Retrofit’s personalized weight management program will provide us with greater insight into individual behavior from various metrics allowing us to further personalize our program and drive results.”

Retrofit uses a high-tech, high-touch approach to encourage healthy behaviors and achieve lasting weight loss results. Through this partnership, Retrofit clients will be given additional information to better manage their health with the personalized attention of a live coach, a smart dashboard for tracking and notifications, expert-led interactive classes, social support from an online community and a variety of self-monitoring technologies.

Self-monitoring technologies offer at-the-fingertips and real-time access to weight loss strategies, motivation and encouragement. When self-monitoring is used on an ongoing basis, weight-loss success increases, according to a study published in the journal of Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. A Telemedicine Journal and e-Health study also reports that there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that technologically driven interventions are an effective way to deliver valuable health information and to facilitate behavioral changes necessary for weight loss.

"It’s great to see companies like Retrofit accelerate their strategic initiatives using the Validic digital health platform,” said Ryan Beckland, CEO and co-founder of Validic. “By accessing this digital health data, Retrofit coaches can more effectively help their clients achieve sustainable weight loss.”

About Retrofit
Retrofit offers weight management solutions that help employers tackle obesity and deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Ninety percent of participants lose weight and 68 percent keep it off 18 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times more satisfied than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent client satisfaction survey. Retrofit attributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a multi-disciplinary, high-tech/high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within organizations’ broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) “happiness delivered” with proven outcomes that transform lives and workplaces.

Retrofit has been named one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care by Great Place to Work® and Fortune and one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.RetrofitMe.com. Also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.

About Validic
Validic is the healthcare industry's leading cloud-based, digital health platform. Validic provides convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers—that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors—to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations.

Validic's innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic was recognized for healthcare innovation by Gartner and received Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability award, as well as Top Ten Healthcare Disruptor award. Validic's leading global digital health ecosystem reaches over 160 million lives in 47 countries and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit http://www.validic.com.

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