SOURCE: Solera Health

Solera Health

May 31, 2016 10:00 ET

Solera Health and Noom, Inc. Partner to Address the Underlying Behaviors That Cause the Most Pressing Pre-Chronic & Chronic Conditions

PHOENIX, AZ and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Solera Health, a technology-enabled personalized preventive health network, and Noom, Inc., a mobile health leader whose coaching platform delivers structured programs to address the underlying behaviors that cause the most pressing pre-chronic & chronic conditions, today announced they have partnered to launch a multi-platform lifestyle program that will give millions of Americans access to the tools they need to successfully fight the diabetes epidemic. Together, the two companies will offer a unique combination of community-based, in-person interventions and virtual mobile-based programs, making it possible for the estimated 86 million Americans at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to participate in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

Making time and finding resources to prioritize a healthy lifestyle hinders many health plan members from getting the support they need to identify, combat and prevent chronic diseases. Through its preventative health network, Solera allows members of participating health plans to simply and easily enroll in a DPP best suited to meet their unique individual needs and preferences. As a Solera partner, Noom brings this process full circle for members by empowering eligible patients with a mHealth-enabled, human coaching platform to boost their efforts to achieve personal health goals. 

"At Solera we are dedicated to connecting at-risk patients with 'best fit' chronic disease prevention programs based on an individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes and sustained lasting behavior change," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. "Through our recent partnership with Noom we are pleased to be able to extend our preventive health network to offer individuals a virtual, personalized weight-loss program for managing their health and wellness to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease."

The mHealth-enabled, Noom coaching platform plays on the strengths of both human and artificial intelligence to provide scalable behavior change programs. The company's current offerings target the prevention of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Individuals are given a personalized program that includes daily tasks assigned by a trained coach, short-form education content, food-logging, exercise-logging, one-on-one coaching and group support. This approach to virtual coaching changes behaviors, but, ultimately, changes lives. 

"Solera has prioritized the empowerment of health plan members to choose and enroll in a DPP that is proven to address the increasing number of individuals developing type 2 diabetes," said Saeju Jeong, CEO of Noom. "We are excited to align ourselves with an organization who is pioneering the future of diabetes prevention initiatives by implementing and offering a virtual, coaching platform. Through this partnership, Noom will continue to deliver our agile and scalable services that change behavior and lives."

About Solera Health
Solera is a personalized preventive health network that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers, simply and securely. Our technology integrates a diverse ecosystem of community organizations and digital providers to manage patient identification and referrals, reimbursement and payment, while supporting increased consumer engagement.

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. In our role we proactively identify the "best fit" chronic disease prevention 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.

Every individual deserves an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. At Solera, we strive to make that goal a reality. For more information, please visit http://soleranetwork.com/.

About Noom, Inc.
Noom, Inc. is a mobile health company. Our platform delivers structured programs to address the underlying behaviors that cause the most pressing pre-chronic & chronic conditions. By combining human coaching with sophisticated analytics we can drive change across populations.

Noom was awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was selected to participate in the 2014 New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) through which it has launched pilot programs with Aetna, New York Presbyterian and Greater Buffalo United Accountable Health Network. Noom's apps boast more than 40 million installs worldwide and its flagship app, Noom Coach for Android, has been the #1 top grossing Health and Fitness App since 2012 in the Google Play Store. Noom has offices in New York City, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information, visit: www.noom.com.

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