PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2016) - Solera Health, an integrator of chronic disease prevention and management solutions, today announced the SoleraONE mobile app, which expands consumer access and lowers program delivery costs for community-based Diabetes Prevention Program providers. Consumers participating in a community-based in-person DPP now have access to digital tools that support frequent coach and group interactions and simplify nutrition and physical activity tracking. DPP participants can also use the SoleraONE app to complete DPP make-up sessions at their convenience when they cannot attend a DPP session in person. SoleraONE also includes an integrated lifestyle coach portal that significantly reduces or eliminates the time required by DPP lifestyle coaches to review participant nutrition logs, provide participant feedback, and conduct telephonic make-up sessions, resulting in lower costs to deliver the program. The SoleraONE app and integrated coach portal is powered by HealthSlate's leading DPP software platform in an exclusive partnership.
In-person DPP programs offer a personal connection for participants with their coach and the accountability of regular group interaction, as well as hands-on learning about healthy eating and physical activity. Digital DPP providers offer the convenience of attending whenever and wherever works best coupled with engaging content delivery, regular coach access and logging nutrition via a convenient photo journal. With the new SoleraONE app and coach portal, DPP providers in the Solera network -- including community based organizations, health systems, diabetes education programs, grocery/pharmacy chains, and other DPP providers -- can now offer their participants the benefits of an in-person program coupled with the convenient features of a digital app.
"In person group-based delivery of the DPP in community settings is a proven model with demonstrated outcomes and impact. In Solera's experience, consumers choose equally among community and digital DPP providers with similar outcomes. However, community DPP providers have not had all of the tools and resources required to maximize efficiency to support frequent coach and group interaction between in-person sessions," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. "We recognize that there are opportunities to use digital tools to improve the in-person experience. SoleraONE is our solution to support our community DPP providers by lowering costs, improving efficiency and maximizing sustained engagement and outcomes by filing the gaps created in community-based pen and paper programs and to support patient access to the new CDC Prevent T2 DPP Curriculum."
The SoleraONE app includes:
- A digital version of the CDC-approved Prevent T2 DPP Curriculum delivered in short, understandable, narrated animations
- App-based meal logging, weight and activity tracking
- Simple and secure ways for participants to stay in touch digitally with their lifestyle coach and DPP group to for accountability and support between in-person classes
- DPP data tracking and provider workflow management to improve efficiency and lower costs
"There's a growing need for digital tools that can help community-based DPP providers when participants are unavailable to attend in-person meetings. With SoleraONE, participants can easily access curriculum and coaches remotely to make up missed content on their own time without missing a beat," said Alissa Singer, Senior Program Manager, Greater Los Angeles American Diabetes Association, which operates an in-person DPP in Los Angeles.
"We have already seen the HealthSlate digital DPP help many people throughout the country lose weight and reduce their risk of developing diabetes," said Dan Sheeran, HealthSlate CEO. "We are delighted to work with Solera to make many of the features of the digital model available to people attending an in-person program."
Solera's technology creates a marketplace connecting the 86 million U.S. adults at risk for chronic disease or type 2 diabetes with the over 1,000 CDC-recognized digital, national or community-based DPPs. The company makes chronic disease prevention programs affordable, accessible and efficient by connecting at-risk individuals with a diverse range of lifestyle modification programs as a covered medical benefit. Solera's national scalable model was designed to consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer access and participation while lowering associated costs.
About Solera Health, Inc.
Solera Health is a chronic disease prevention and management integrator that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the "best fit" program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, please visit: www.soleranetwork.com.