SOURCE: DHS Group

DHS Group

October 12, 2015 10:19 ET

DHS Group Announces Launch of HealthSpective® Engage

This Launch, Combined With the Acquisition of Movable, a Wearable Device-agnostic Platform Company, Allows DHS Group to Provide a Visionary, Full-Cycle Population Health Solution

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - October 12, 2015) - DHS Group (Dynamic Health Strategies) is proud to announce the launch of HealthSpective Engage -- part of the HealthSpective suite of applications that help large employers approach and optimize population health. Powered by advanced algorithms, Engage distills population health data into individual member snapshots, insights and personalized recommendations that motivate members to manage and improve their own health.

One of the most challenging problems employers face in trying to reign in healthcare costs is the underutilization by their health plan members of the ancillary programs put in place to improve the member's health. Employers are looking for ways to improve member participation in these programs and also for ways to measure a program's return on investment. Each of these problems are addressed with Engage.

Updated monthly, Engage provides members with a 24/7 single sign-on look at their medical experience and costs, opportunities to improve their health and wellness, and links to resources and programs to assist them in their journey toward better health. Employers can now empower their members to become more engaged in their personal health, which can lead to elevated individual wellness and reduced healthcare benefit costs.

"Increased member engagement leads to healthy behavioral changes," said DHS Group CEO Jim Pritchett. "A healthier population is a less costly one."

The launch has been coordinated with the acquisition of Movable, a Cleveland, Ohio-based company that pioneered the concept of corporate fitness challenges with wearable devices. "As corporate wellness continues to evolve and grow, we recognized that Movable clients needed more than just fitness activity data to get a full 360-degree view of employee health," said Jeff Scott, Vice President of Business Development for the company.

By integrating fitness data within Engage, members will receive insight on fitness activity levels and track progress toward personal fitness goals or employer sponsored challenges through either DHS Movbands, or most third-party wearable devices like Fitbit™. This information syncs to the Engage dashboard, which presents an all-inclusive look at health data drawn from DHS Group's proven HealthSpective Analyze platform, or any other major health data warehouse. DHS Group sees fitness data from wearable devices as just the first of many data types that will be collected, and that's why Engage has the ability to evolve and capture new data streams that will work to further manage and elevate population health.

The DHS offering is unique in the industry; Analyze is the only population health analytics system with an integrated member engagement tool. And, Engage is the only member engagement tool integrated with population health analytics.

"The combination of the HealthSpective platform with Movable was fueled by one simple vision: to offer employers and members a full-cycle solution to elevate population health," said Pritchett. "With these cutting edge tools, we can make members happier, healthier and more productive employees. It's truly exciting-we've created a new industry standard by offering our customers a total-health perspective."

DHS will be exhibiting at the Cerner Health Conference, Human Resource Technology Conference, HR Southwest Conference and the National Business Coalition on Health Conference during October and November. The company will be showcasing the new HealthSpective Engage platform.

Learn more about how DHS Group can elevate population health at www.DHSGroup.com.

ABOUT DHS GROUP

With healthcare quality reporting roots extending back to 1997, DHS Group simplifies the data behind healthcare, creating actionable solutions, engagement tools and resources that elevate population health. As experts in health data analytics, DHS Group helps clients monitor the health of their population and target cost saving initiatives that focus on health improvement and effective and efficient use of resources. DHS Group integrates client healthcare data into a proprietary digital platform, HealthSpective®, that presents members with an all-in-one snapshot of health status, progress and engagement activities, including step data from fitness devices. Other DHS Group health solutions include: HEDIS reporting, Medicare Part C-D auditing, cost-management and reporting software and services. DHS Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas and is also located in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more at www.DHSGroup.com.

Contact Information

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