SOURCE: Healthwise



May 17, 2012 16:06 ET

Healthwise and Essette Implement Single Care Management and Health Education Desktop

Seamless Integration Provides Complete Health Education Support to Care Managers and Members

BOISE, ID and LONGMONT, CO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Care managers want to spend their time coaching. Now they have a new solution that brings health information into their care management application so their coaching never misses a beat. Essette has integrated the Healthwise® Care Management Solution into its care management application, EssetteCM™, in less than two weeks. And organizations can now add Healthwise® Coach and Healthwise® Communicate right into EssetteCM™ for immediate results.

This powerful health education solution helps health coaches focus on coaching, reaches more people effectively, and delivers results to customers.

"Care managers need to quickly and efficiently prescribe educational material to their members while working in EssetteCM™," said Andy Gaudette, Essette CEO. "They don't have time to launch another software program while on the phone with the member. Healthwise has given us a clean, seamless integration to do just that. More importantly, our ability to offer integrated Healthwise content to our clients has given us more credibility in the industry."

With Healthwise Coach and EssetteCM™, health coaches get a single system for providing consistent triage, mapping health education to care plans, and prescribing follow-up interventions. Healthwise Coach uses advanced technology to quickly find recommended health education for each member. Because Healthwise Coach is built directly into the EssetteCM™ case navigation menu, it is immediately accessible and fits right into the health coach workflow.

The Healthwise Communicate member message center delivers the coach-prescribed health education to the member. It tracks member progress and responses to the educational materials. And it reports the information back to the member's case in Essette, providing organizations a view into member behavior never seen before to demonstrate member engagement.

"We've worked hard to create a solution that focuses on changing member behaviors, provides robust reporting, and offers an easy path to integration," said Donald W. Kemper, Healthwise founder and CEO. "We have spent over 20 years understanding health coach and member needs, and we think both will see immediate value in how these systems work together."

About Essette
Dedicated to a business model focused on integrating healthcare's needs with technology, creative thought, and integrity, Essette is committed to making a difference.

Essette™ (pronounced eh-SET) web based care management software offers an incredibly efficient, user-friendly, high-performance platform specializing in partner integrated solutions. Learn more about EssetteCM™ and Essette's other simple software solutions at, or

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than a billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, disease management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve., 1.800.706.9646.

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