SOURCE: Healthiest You

Healthiest You

October 16, 2014 11:56 ET

Former UnitedHealth Executive Pat Sir Named President of Healthiest You

High-Utilization, Claims-Redirection Company Taps Healthcare Veteran for Expansion

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Healthiest You, a telehealth and wellness delivery innovator that gives consumers more control in their personal healthcare choices, announced that Pat Sir has been named president of the company.

"We are pleased to have Pat join our organization as we continue to build a different kind of company centered around engaging plan members in a fun and innovative way," said Jim Prendergast, CEO of Healthiest You. "Pat's extensive experience and leadership in the healthcare field is invaluable to us as we chart new territory in digital healthcare and continue to help consumers take control of their health on their own time." 

Recently, the Arizona start-up announced statistics showing an industry-leading 39% engagement from members utilizing Healthiest You. Healthiest You, which specializes in claims redirection and member engagement, is empowering consumers to make smart healthcare choices with easy access to doctors via telehealth with no consultation fees, personalized wellness coaching and a prescription drug pricing transparency tool.

"Healthiest You is making an impressive impact on the telehealth industry -- with utilization rates of 40% -- 20 times the industry average," said Pat Sir, President of Healthiest You. "Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing segments of medicine today, and Healthiest You's high utilization model and fresh approach to engaging users is creating a buzz. By taking a position alongside primary care to handle up to 70% of routine medical issues, it's giving brokers and employers a real, quantifiable way to save money when it comes to healthcare costs."

Prior to joining the Healthiest You team, Sir spent nine years working at UnitedHealth Group, most recently in UnitedHealth Group Ventures. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Specialty Benefits Sales and Distribution at UnitedHealthcare. Sir will lead the Minnesota office of Healthiest You.

Healthiest You's health and wellness programs are available exclusively through thousands of experienced insurance partners and agencies, working with clients in every city and state. Healthiest You provides agents with a robust partner portal that equips benefit plan creators with customizable ROI tools and creative engagement methods that ensure high utilization by members.

"Member usage is really what sets Healthiest You apart. In healthcare, there are countless innovative tools to address both sick care and wellness, but the real challenge is how to get people to actually use them," said Sir. "Healthiest You has created a way to engage users that is changing traditional healthcare habits of heading straight to the doctor's office, urgent care or ER. In addition to significant cost savings for the employer and the member, Healthiest You is also producing other intriguing benefits such as reductions in lost productivity and reduced paid time off days."

"The Healthiest You approach appeals to the need for lower healthcare costs," continued Sir. "I'm already seeing such an enthusiastic response from brokers who now have a tool to change the way benefit plans are designed. That's a win-win-win for the employer, the employees and the broker."

About Healthiest You

Healthiest You, a health and wellness delivery innovator, is flipping the traditional healthcare delivery model by putting consumers in control of their healthcare experience with improved physician access and lowered costs. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Healthiest You was founded in 2012 as a result of the merger of Healthiest You and HealthNowMD. Healthiest You offers a bundle of consumer-empowering tools including providing 24x7 access to a network of more than 2,300 concierge doctors who are on call to members via telephone, webcam, or email to diagnose common conditions and prescribe medications when appropriate, a research-based online wellness program and a prescription drug cost comparison and savings engine. By directing medical claims out of traditional insurance plans, Healthiest You serves as an accessible and affordable complement to primary care, saving time, money, worry, and hassle for companies and their employees. For more information, visit http://www.healthiestyou.com.

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