Activate Healthcare Deploys Twine Nationally to Worksite Clinics

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Through this partnership, Twine will be available to more than 100,000 employees and union members

Twine has been a great partner for us, perfectly aligned with our philosophy of empowering employees and their families to take charge of their health.

Activate Healthcare, a leading provider of on-site and near-site primary care clinics for self-insured employers and one of America’s fastest growing private companies, has selected Twine for its Employee Health Activation Platform. Activate already reduces healthcare costs for employers by more than 20% through its transformative model that empowers deep collaboration and behavior change. In randomized controlled trials, Twine has demonstrated the largest published impact on hypertension and diabetes management, with an average 26-point drop in blood pressure and 3.2 drop in HbA1c, respectively. Since January, Twine has been deployed to more than 30 Activate clinics and more than 150 clinicians to support even more dramatic employee activation and greater care team efficiency.

As a core philosophy, all care team members at Activate provide health coaching to employees. They use Twine to accelerate success in all three phases of health activation: enrollment, engagement, and sustained outcome improvement. Of particular note, Twine’s new Health Activation Profile is used to assess employee motivation and guide co-creation of action plans by revealing individual opportunities for improvement. Twine’s new Reward Center allows care team members to align incentives with employee motivations and goals to kickstart engagement.

“Twine has been a great partner for us, perfectly aligned with our philosophy of empowering employees and their families to take charge of their health,” said Peter Dunn, co-founder and principal of Activate Healthcare. “The Twine platform has also allowed us to consolidate health risk assessment, action planning and goal setting; care team communication; and incentive management into one streamlined platform that provides dramatically more value than the separate platforms we used previously. This simplifies workflows for employees, care team members, and administrators; and ultimately, enables us to deliver more efficient, effective, proactive care. This is our vision of health activation.”

“Activate has been an incredible partner, sharing insights and working collaboratively to help evolve the Twine platform to deliver maximal value in the workplace health environment,” said John Moore, MD, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Twine Health. “As a team, we believe that we can produce an unparalleled healthcare experience for employees and cost savings that not only have a huge impact for employers but that demonstrate to the nation the true potential of value-based care.”

To maximize employee engagement, care team efficiency, and outcomes reportability, Activate integrated Twine with its electronic health record (EHR) using Twine’s application programming interfaces (APIs) through Redox, a modern healthcare API network. Employee demographic and medical data is kept in sync between the platforms, coaching notes in Twine are automatically uploaded to the EHR, and embedded links make it easy to navigate from a record in the EHR to the corresponding record in Twine. With Redox, this integration can be replicated with any EHR and is essential in keeping everyone on the team up-to-date on the latest data. This is a proof point that the future of health IT is not in monolithic systems but in tightly integrated best-in-breed solutions.

In the coming months, Activate will continue to deploy Twine as part of its core offering. Activate and Twine will also work together to analyze and report on clinical and financial outcomes data.

About Activate Healthcare
Activate Healthcare activates patients to take charge of their own health by delivering proactive, preventive primary care at or near an employer's location. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, it was formed in 2009 by Debra Geihsler and Peter Dunn. The goal of Activate Healthcare is to transform health care by delivering primary care that engages the patient, guides the health care continuum to lower costs, fosters a culture of health, integrates data to help proactively manage patient outcomes, empowers providers to enhance the delivery of quality, individualized care and enables employers of all sizes to benefit from dedicated care. The company currently serves approximately 70 employers through 38 clinics, with more opening in 2017. For more, visit http://www.activatehealthcare.com.

About Twine Health
Twine's cloud-based Employee Health Activation Platform is designed to empower workplace health providers to dramatically improve enrollment, engagement, and outcomes of their programs, leading to significant reductions in healthcare costs. Twine is based on the founders’ six years of research at the MIT Media Lab in health psychology and human-computer interaction. It taps patients’ intrinsic motivations with personalized action plans, and equips care teams with powerful analytics and artificial intelligence to provide more timely and effective care. The Twine platform is used across wellness and disease management programs, but is most impactful in improving chronic disease outcomes, having produced the largest published impact on hypertension and diabetes to date. For more, visit http://www.twinehealth.com.

About Redox
Redox is the modern API network for healthcare, allowing best-in-class software to easily and securely interoperate with EHRs in health system infrastructure. Through Redox's standardized data models and interoperable network, software applications connect to Redox once and then have the ability to integrate with any health system and EHR. With hundreds of applications integrated, Redox is the leading healthcare interoperability platform with the largest ecosystem of enterprise applications. Redox is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin: the land of beer, cheese, and health tech. Learn more and join the network at http://www.redoxengine.com.

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