SOURCE: Onlife Health

Onlife Health

August 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Onlife Health Teams Up With Validic to Integrate More Than 50 Wearables and Devices to Track Wellness Progress

Partnership Aims to Increase Engagement Among Wellness Program Participants and Improve Health Outcomes Across Client Base

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Onlife Health, Inc., a national wellness company dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living, today announced that its members will soon be able to access their wellness data along with incentives across more than 50 popular wellness devices and apps. Powered by Validic, the mobile health industry's premier technology platform for accessing data, Onlife Health's device integration program will empower individuals to reach personal health and wellness goals by allowing them to choose the activity tracker that best suits their lifestyle and preferences.

"While an increasing number of people are using wearable devices to enhance their health, having the freedom to choose which one they use makes all the difference when it comes to achieving positive health outcomes," said Danny Timblin, President and CEO of Onlife Health. "We're excited to partner with Validic to offer this enhanced level of connectivity and flexibility for our customers."

Validic's innovative platform works seamlessly with Onlife's existing wellness program. It allows members to connect their favorite fitness devices or mobile applications while continuously syncing their data with Onlife Health's member-facing wellness portal. By December 2014, Onlife members will be able to log in to the web portal on the Onlife Health website to view a comprehensive listing of compatible devices, sync their preferred tracker, and view progress over time as displayed on the participant's activity dashboard.

"Our team is proud to work with Validic to provide organized and meaningful health and fitness data our members can easily use to lead better, healthier lives," said Debbi Brooks, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Onlife Health. "Through this partnership, Onlife's device integration program will provide access to the latest and most advanced mobile health innovations on the market."

Activity tracking is a rapidly growing method for encouraging health outcomes because it helps raise awareness and increase accountability for setting and ultimately reaching health and fitness goals. When used in conjunction with Onlife's health coaching platform, tracking devices can help both the wellness program participant and the health coach better understand and identify unhealthy patterns and overcome barriers to improving overall health. In addition, being able to see clear progress over time helps keep people motivated.

Activity trackers available supported by Onlife Health include some of the most commonly used and most specialized fitness and wellness devices and apps, including technologies from:

  • BodyMedia
  • FitBit
  • Garmin
  • iHealth
  • Jawbone
  • MapMyFitness
  • Misfit Wearables
  • Moves
  • Nike
  • Omron
  • Runkeeper
  • Sync
  • Withings
  • Fitbug

About Onlife Health, Inc.
Onlife Health is a national wellness company dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living. With two decades of industry experience, Onlife fosters highly personalized, sustained engagement that begins with a deep understanding of each client's unique wellness goals and culture. Combining the use of a dedicated health coach, support communities, onsite events and the latest technologies, Onlife creates a tailored program based on individual clients' and employees' needs. Onlife Health provides employer and health plan wellness solutions that engage individuals in healthy living anytime, anywhere. We continuously engage the individual participant so that the wellness support they need is Always On™. For more information, visit www.OnlifeHealth.com.

About Validic
Validic is the healthcare industry's premier technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of digital health and in-home devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers -- that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health systems -- to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic's innovative, scalable and reliable technology delivers actionable, standardized, FDA Class I MDDS, HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic's leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 41 million lives and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, please follow us on Twitter at @validic or visit www.validic.com.

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