SOURCE: Healthwise



July 10, 2013 08:00 ET

Healthwise and HMC HealthWorks (HMC) Combine Solutions to Increase Member Engagement

BOISE, ID and JUPITER, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) -  Engaging members and making behavior change easier is key to reinventing health care. Now organizations that work with HMC will have an instant way to connect with and empower their participants. The Healthwise® Care Management Solution with shared decision aids, self-management programs, multimedia tools, and videos will be integrated into the HMC care management platform, ProGuide. Currently HMC uses the Healthwise® Knowledgebase and Healthwise® Spanish Knowledgebase for online health education for members.

The Care Management Solution provides care managers with a single health education desktop so they have access to information with a few simple clicks. Members get a secure message center for all their prescribed education and tools, which they can also view on their mobile phones and tablets. And it all adds up to making it easier than ever to help people make difficult care decisions, manage chronic conditions, and maintain healthy lifestyles.

"By integrating with HMC's platform, we're giving organizations the ability to deepen their connection with their employees," said Jim Giuffré, Healthwise president and COO. "This combination of health care delivery and personalized education will improve health care decisions and change behaviors."

With the Care Management Solution, care managers can see when members read the information, when they use the tools, and how they respond to questions about their values and preferences. This new insight means care managers are more connected to each person, and they can tailor follow-up and better guide care plans.

According to Dr. Janis S. DiMonaco, president and CEO of HMC, "The Care Management Solution integrated into ProGuide will give our health educators the tools they need to further meet their goals of improving outcomes, reducing costs, and reporting on member engagement."

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., 800.706.9646.

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC is a premier provider of health management and wellness programs. HMC philosophy is that each organization's culture is unique and recommends programs that are customized to meet their needs. Privately held, HMC is based in Jupiter, Florida, with locations across the US. To learn more about HMC please visit: or call 860.788.3289.

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Contact Information

  • Healthwise Contact:
    Tara Troutman
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 208-387-6763

    HMC Contact:
    Staci McKelvey
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 860-788-3289