Next IT Recognized as Finalist by Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition

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Next IT Healthcare’s Alme Health Coach selected for its progressive approach to healthcare adherence, engagement, and behavior change

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Alme Health Coach helps providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies improve the patient’s journey throughout the course of their treatment plan.

Next IT Healthcare, the leader in patient engagement, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Next IT Healthcare was recognized as a finalist in the category of Digital Solutions for its innovative, industry-leading product, Alme Health Coach.

Today’s healthcare ecosystem faces rising costs, dismal adherence rates, a shortage of doctors, and disparate sources of patient data. In the midst of it all, healthcare =as a business model is shifting from a volume-based system to one focused on value and health. The changing–and challenging–landscape creates opportunity for value-add services and treatments that go beyond disconnected, reactive patient engagements to comprehensive strategies that deliver meaningful technologies and services that will transform care and health.

Alme Health Coach helps providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies improve the patient’s journey throughout the course of their treatment plan. It drives patient behavior change by making it easier for people to manage their chronic conditions and achieve better overall wellness.

Alme Health Coach features a virtual health assistant, or VHA, that guides and coaches patients as they manage their health between doctor visits. Based on the individual needs of each patient and their specific treatment plan, Alme Health Coach helps ensure adherence, track doses, register side effects, and can even anticipate potential problems. Alme Health Coach easily integrates with most third-party systems and captures patient data to provide a coordinated, consultative experience, strengthening communication between patients and healthcare providers.

“We’re proud to be chosen among the finalists for this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards in Healthcare. The work we’re doing with Alme Health Coach is fundamentally changing and improving how patients interact with their treatment plans,“ said Mitch Lawrence, President of Next IT Healthcare. “Alme Health Coach is unique in its ability to connect with people 24/7 and coach them daily on the management of their chronic condition. Our technology holds the promise to change the way healthcare is delivered.”

Healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes are implementing Health Coach to engage their patients. Alme Health Coach has become an essential part of daily chronic disease management for tens of thousands of patients.

Key usage and performance statistics for Alme Health Coach include:

  •     93% increase in referrals to live support for compliance and services
  •     28% of users engage Health Coach during medication administration
  •     More than 97% success rate in tracking medication administration
  •     90% completion rate for mood rating and journaling
  •     4.5 / 5 star average user rate for experience

To learn more about Next IT Healthcare and Alme Health Coach, visit:

Finalists of the Fierce Innovation Awards were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Allina Health, Rush University Medical Center, Aspirus, and JFK Health System, among others. A complete list of judges can be found at

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: care efficiency, competitive advantage, financial impact/value, market need, patient experience/satisfaction, quality of care and patient outcomes, and overall fierceness and innovation. Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges’ scores in each area.

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

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