Chicago, October 23, 2014 – CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, and Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform, today announced at the CHE Trinity Health Clinical Summit that they are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states of the CHE Trinity Health system.
The partnership between CHE Trinity Health and Sharecare will support individual and community health outside of the clinical environment in ways that are convenient for consumers. In addition to engaging consumers in their wellness with informative and compelling digital content, CHE Trinity Health’s regional health systems will have new avenues for patient acquisition and online physician profiles.
“CHE Trinity Health is building a people-centered health system, and our partnership with Sharecare provides an innovative way for our regional health ministries to connect people with their health and wellness in their daily lives,” said Scott Nordlund, Executive Vice President for Growth, Strategy and Innovation Development at CHE Trinity Health. “People expect and deserve health care where and when they choose, and our partnership with Sharecare is a big, people-centered step forward.”
The patient-engagement platform created with CHE Trinity Health will enable people to create a central health profile and gain personalized access to:
- The leading scientifically-based health risk assessment, the RealAge® Test, taken by more than 40 million people and validated in peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE;
- Individualized programs to promote general wellness in areas such as weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management and diabetes prevention;
- Cutting-edge digital health integrations, including the ability to connect health trackers and sensors, and AskMD, Sharecare’s award-winning health consultation app;
- Tools to locate a CHE Trinity Health physician, schedule an appointment and communicate with the physician; and
- Content to help patients prepare for surgery, therapy or other clinical services, and aid their recovery afterwards.
“Connected health is helping people live happier, healthier lives – not because of the technology alone, but because it enables the health system to start a conversation and build a relationship directly with the patient outside of the exam room,” said Jeff Arnold, Chairman and CEO of Sharecare. “The combination of Sharecare’s proven engagement platform with the clinical excellence at CHE Trinity stands to accelerate healthcare innovation, and improve the health and wellness of those who need it most.”
In addition to powering the health system’s patient-facing engagement platform, Sharecare will give its audience of engaged consumers the option to connect with CHE Trinity Health’s physicians and clinical services based on their specific medical need and personal profile. Sharecare and CHE Trinity Health will also collaborate on social media and local community initiatives aimed at helping consumers become more proactive about managing their overall health.
About CHE Trinity Health
CHE Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 20 states from coast to coast with 86 hospitals, 109 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. The organization was formed in May 2013, when Trinity Health and Catholic Health East closed their consolidation to strengthen their shared mission, increase excellence in care and advance transformative efforts with their unified voice. With annual operating revenues of about $13.3 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion, the new organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. CHE Trinity Health employs more than 87,000 people, including 3,200 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, CHE Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country’s aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services —ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit either www.trinity-health.org, www.che.org or www.newhealthministry.org, or follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.