Digital health platform Validic and higi, a community-based consumer health and wellness platform have announced a strategic collaboration to provide healthcare organizations with richer, more diverse and more actionable health data to improve healthcare treatments and outcomes. The integration of platforms will provide comprehensive health data access for healthcare organizations seeking to develop innovative treatments with the addition of real-time biometric data
Through this important partnership, Validic’s clients – including payers, providers, pharma, healthcare technology vendors and wellness companies – will be able to access higi consumers’ real-time biometric data with patient authorization. higi’s health station network is the largest of such networks in the nation with more than 30 million unique users. Validic’s clients also will have the ability to quickly and effectively engage patients utilizing higi stations where more than 1 million tests are completed a week. By integrating into Validic’s industry leading digital health platform, higi will expand their reach and distribution to Validic’s 160 million person client population in 47 countries around the world.
Since its inception, higi’s consumer health and wellness network has grown to almost 10,000 FDA 510k cleared health stations located in pharmacies, groceries and other retail outlets nationwide – positioning a higi station within five miles of 75 percent of the U.S. population. In addition, higi’s platform enables users to track their statistics, participate in challenges and engage with others to change their behaviors and improve their health.
Advancing Remote Patient Monitoring for Hospitals and Health Systems
Hospitals and health systems, for example, would benefit through the development of more efficiently designed clinical improvement programs. Instead of relying exclusively on in-home monitoring devices for the most at-risk patients, a hospital could present lower-risk patients with the option to send vital statistics through a neighborhood higi health station. At higi stations, the check-ins are free for consumers and easily accessible at their local retailer, allowing the monitoring of a larger pool of patients with minimal incremental cost increases.
“We believe all healthcare organizations will be using biometric health data, like the data provided by higi, as the means to quickly and cost-effectively identify at-risk populations to improve treatments and outcomes for their patients. higi is perfectly positioned to partner with a digital health leader like Validic in this effort so healthcare organizations can provide better care because they will now have a more complete understanding of their consumers to provide even more personalized treatments,” Jeff Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of higi said.
higi will be featured as part of Validic’s upcoming Digital Health Leadership Series webinar on December 9. The webinar series features leading companies in the expanding digital health ecosystem that are helping healthcare and wellness organizations achieve better outcomes, increase engagement and reduce per capita costs. higi will discuss this partnership and its solutions’ benefits on the upcoming webinar.