SOURCE: Healthwise

Healthwise

November 11, 2014 08:15 ET

More Than 1.5 Billion Times, People Have Turned to Healthwise

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - Inside the lobby of the Healthwise building in Boise, Idaho, is a digital mission point counter, ticking upwards every few seconds. The counter adds a mission point each time someone, anywhere in the world, uses Healthwise materials to help them make a better health decision. On Nov. 11 at 6:10 a.m., the counter ticked over to 1.5 billion mission points.

"Think of the mission points as mission opportunities," said founder and CEO Don Kemper. "Without these opportunities, we would have no way to help people make better health decisions. Not all mission points are created equal, but each one provides some information, motivation, or increased confidence that might help someone make a better health decision."

Healthwise was founded in 1975 with the simple nonprofit mission "to help people make better health decisions." Healthwise partners with hospitals, health plans, government agencies, health portals, and others to accomplish that mission by providing the content, the technology, and the practice management services needed to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time. The result advances the triple-aim goals of better quality care, better health, and lower costs.

"We're proud that behind every new mission point is a person we are helping to make a better health decision," Kemper said. "And behind those people are clinicians, health coaches, and family members. A billion and a half mission points is a good start. However, with our partners the real goal is for every health decision to be a fully informed one."

About Healthwise 
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In April 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. 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. www.healthwise.org, 1.800.706.9646.

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Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise.

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