SOURCE: Healthiest You

Healthiest You

March 16, 2015 05:24 ET

Healthiest You Launches App to Provide Personalized Health and Wellness Access, Putting the "Care" Back in Healthcare

App Brings Health Resources Together in One Place to Help People Be Healthy Without the Hassle, Including 24/7 Doctor Access, Pricing Tools and Crowdsourced Doctor Reviews

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Healthiest You, a health and wellness startup, unveils its mobile app; the first app of its kind to provide customized 24 x 7 access to health resources, and brings unprecedented convenience and cost transparency to personal healthcare, including, immediate access to doctors, provider directories, insurance plan information, drug/procedure pricing and more.

From determining the cost and coverage of a medical procedure, to comparing the price of medications across pharmacies, Healthiest You's app gives users direct, convenient access to a variety of health resources, promoting health awareness and healthier lifestyles. Already an industry-leader among telehealth and wellness engagement companies, Healthiest You averages 40% adoption among its members.

The Healthiest You app offers:

  • 24/7 access to America's largest telehealth provider network of licensed and credentialed doctors for treatments and free consultations
  • "Connect Now" - One-touch access for online physician, dental and vision scheduling
  • Procedure-specific price comparisons for anything from an MRI to knee surgery
  • Low price finder for prescriptions that can save up to 85%
  • Crowdsourced ratings and recommendations to help choose a doctor
  • Instant access to primary plan benefits and eligibility
  • Geo-targeted reminders and alternative treatment options to help consumers make smart choices

"Everything you need is now finally in one place, taking the guesswork out of care decisions," said Jim Prendergast, CEO of Healthiest You. "For many people, navigating health issues and understanding costs can be overwhelming. Our goal is to reduce the frustration by simplifying many common tasks and by bringing transparency to healthcare. By giving Healthiest You members a wide array of tools on their smartphone, we're like the OpenTable of healthcare."

Healthiest You's app uses the latest technology to create a central point for managing personal health needs. With geo-fencing "reminder alert" technology, it can remind consumers of their no-cost telehealth benefits before entering an urgent care facility, ER, doctor's office or pharmacy. Based on their specific geographic area, the tool allows users to see the best pricing for procedures and drugs across multiple providers.

"Healthiest You's innovative approach to simplifying access to personal health management is disrupting the traditional way people deal with medical needs," said Kyle Rolfing, principal of SavvySherpa, Inc. and founder of Definity Health and RedBrick Health. "They are the antithesis of what comes to mind when you think of the word 'healthcare' -- Healthiest You is serving up streamlined, customized, digital access to almost any health-related need consumers have in ways that save both time and money."

The app also strives to make its experience as user-friendly as possible, featuring "social media-style" tools, natural language and provider reviews which mimic familiar shopping sites. And by connecting users to licensed doctors without a trip to the office or urgent care, the app simplifies the entire process, saving users both time and money.

"Healthiest You's app is the healthcare 'hack' that has been missing in the complicated, cumbersome, confusing world of medical care," said Pat Sir, Healthiest You's president. "Healthiest You empowers consumers with the resources and information they need to take charge of their health in a way they've never been able to before -- quickly, conveniently and most importantly -- cost effectively."

On the wellness tech front, Healthiest You's app is also compatible with 56 fitness tracking technology platforms, like FitBit®, Jawbone® and Fuelband, allowing it to seamlessly align with users' fitness goals.

The app is free for Healthiest You members and will be available for download for phones and tablets through iOS App Store and Google Play for iOS or Android devices. Healthiest You's affordable membership, which is typically paid for by employers, includes unlimited doctor consultations and use of all the other services included in the app at no additional fees or copays. Healthiest You is available to individuals, employers, payors and self-insured groups exclusively through thousands of insurance partners and agencies across the United States.

Members of the media: One-on-one demonstrations of Healthiest You are available upon request.

About Healthiest You
Healthiest You, a health and wellness delivery innovator and leader in telehealth engagement, is putting consumers in control of their healthcare by bringing simplicity and convenience to doctor access, personal healthcare information and costs. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Healthiest You offers a bundle of consumer-empowering tools including 24/7 access to a network of more than 2,300 doctors who are on call to members via telephone or email to diagnose common conditions and prescribe medications when appropriate; procedure price comparison; finding a doctor; scheduling a doctor visit; health plan information and benefits eligibility; a smarter-with-use 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.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Julie Igo
    BrandTree Communications
    (602) 549-0008
    Email Contact

    Gina Kilker
    BrandTree Communications
    (480) 209-8420
    Email Contact