Validation Institute Holds Virtual Health Value Awards, Celebrates Healthcare Champions and Vendors

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Now in its third year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.

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"While we weren’t able to celebrate our finalists in person, we feel it was important to host this event virtually, celebrate these leaders and all they do for the industry,” said RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute.

The Health Value Awards presented by Validation Institute was held virtually today and recognized healthcare leaders and innovative vendors across the country. Now in its third year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.

“Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance and strength and dedication of healthcare workers in our country. While we weren’t able to celebrate our finalists in person, we feel it was important to host this event virtually, celebrate these leaders and all they do for the industry,” said RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute.

Health Value Award candidates complete a lengthy and rigorous application process, particularly those nominated in a peer-reviewed category who participate in an in-depth evaluation to ensure the accuracy of performance claims. This year’s winners are:

Non-Peer-Reviewed Award Winners
Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative
    Healthcare Transformation Consortium
HRIS Technology Vendor
    Medliminal
Large Group
    Gold: Metro Nashville Public Schools
Silver: City of Austin, TX
Marketing Company
    Spire
Mid-sized Group
Gold (Tie): Carmel Clay Schools
Gold (Tie): AmeriBen/IEC Group
Spotlight
Gold: Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
Silver (Tie): Alegeus
Silver (Tie): Health-E Commerce
Silver (Tie): Scripta Insights
Silver (Tie): youturn

Peer-Reviewed Award Winners
Alternative Reimbursement Vendors
    Remedy Partners
Behavioral Health/EAP
    MindSciences, Inc.
Bundled Surgery Providers
    Gold: Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
    Silver: Texas Medical Management
Care Coordination
    Apta Health
Diabetes Management
    Gold: Virta Health
Silver: Abacus Health Solutions
Bronze: Tria Health
Fertility Vendors
    ARC Fertility
Maternity Management
    Wildflower Health
Mindfulness Vendors
    eMindful
Musculoskeletal Management
Gold: Virtual Physical Therapists
Silver: University of Texas at Austin - Musculoskeletal Institute
    Bronze: Solveglobal
Obesity-related Solutions
    Blossom Bariatrics
Pharmacy Benefits Management
    Gold: Drexi
    Silver: EmpiRx Health
Population Health Management
    Gold: US HealthCenter
Silver: MedEncentive
Primary Care
    Proactive MD
Specialty Imaging
    Green Imaging
Telemedicine Vendors (Honorable Mention)
Suquino
Third-party Administrator
    Nova Healthcare Administrators
Transparency Tools
    Gold: The Leapfrog Group
Silver: MMS Analytics d/b/a MyMedicalShopper
Bronze: freshbenies
Wellness Vendor
    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Honorary Award Recipients
Hall of Fame
Marty Makary, MD
Hall of Fame (Posthumous)
Clayton Christensen
Lifetime Achievement | Clinical Care
Keith Smith, MD, Founder & CEO, Surgery Center of Oklahoma
Lifetime Achievement | Health Benefits Innovation
    Dave Chase, Co-founder & CEO, Health Rosetta
Outstanding 2020 Benefits Advisor/Broker
    Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group
Outstanding 2020 Employer/Union Benefits Manager
Katie Archer, Director, Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Design, Planning, and Analysis, The Hartford
Outstanding 2020 Corporate Senior Leader, Health Benefits
    Lisa Woods, Senior Director of Benefits, Walmart

About the Validation Institute:
Validation Institute is an independent, objective, 3rd party organization on a mission to improve the quality and cost of healthcare. Based in Portsmouth, N.H., the organization is made up of a network of health benefits purchasers, health benefits advisors, and healthcare solution providers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare. http://www.validationinstitute.com

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