As consumers look for greater convenience and control in healthcare, Interpreta’s clinical and genomic interpreter will combine biometric data from higi, the nation’s largest self-screening health station network, to be first to enable real-time precision care with data collected in a retail setting
CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO – August 21, 2017 – Interpreta, a population health enablement and analytics company that intelligently synchronizes healthcare data and enables population genomics, and higi, a population health enablement and IT company that operates the largest self-screening health station network in North America, are announcing a partnership to integrate biometric data from higi with clinical, claims, and genomic data from Interpreta.
The integration will enable patients and their physicians to increase engagement and share healthcare data (on blood pressure, pulse, BMI, weight, body composition, and self-screening questions) gained at higi retail stations and prioritized within Interpreta in real time. This will enable physicians and insurers to leverage patient biometric data, alongside clinical, claims, and additional genomic information a person may obtain from genetic testing services. For the first time, healthcare payers and providers will be able to jointly create a robust personalized care roadmap, inform care decisions, and more effectively close gaps in care with the help of engaged consumers at a retail setting.
With the growth in wearable devices and health apps, consumers are increasingly looking for greater options to take charge of their health. higi has the largest self-screening health station network with 43 million consumers having used its nearly 11,000 stations at leading food, chain drug, mass merchant, and club locations (78 percent of the U.S. population is within five miles of a higi station) to capture biometric data during routine shopping activity. Consumers can access the information gained at higi stations (currently at select Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Fred’s, H-E-B Grocery Stores, Kroger, Meijer, Publix, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, ShopRite, SuperValu, and Wegmans) from its mobile and web app, helping them to measure what matters, giving them the option to share their data with their providers, and incentivizing them to transform their health.
“With higi capturing important consumer health data and Interpreta’s ability to interpret and integrate it with clinical and genomic data in real time, this alliance will be the first of its kind to bring such power to the retail setting,” said Interpreta CEO and Co-founder Ahmed Ghouri, M.D. “The integration will bring consumers and providers together like never before, giving them access to the same continuously updated healthcare information and non-latent interpretations to make the best choices for care.”
“The face of healthcare is changing, consumers are looking for more ways to communicate with their doctors and access important personalized medical information,” said Jeff Bennett, CEO of higi. “By partnering with Interpreta, we are enabling a fundamentally new consumer health experience. Healthcare providers and payers will now have more options to empower consumers and optimize care by identifying risks and intervention opportunities from data collected at our stations in retail settings across the country.”
Interpreta enables precision medicine by continuously interpreting and synchronizing clinical and genomics data in real time, creating a personalized roadmap, and enabling the orchestration of timely care. This provides physicians, patients, care managers, and healthcare organizations with the patient-specific information needed for improved quality, patient prioritization, population management, and personalized medicine. To learn more, visit us at www.interpreta.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @InterpretaInc and LinkedIn.
higi is a health technology company that is transforming the way communities take care of themselves. Founded in 2012, the company owns and operates the largest FDA-cleared self-screening health station network in the United States with nearly 11,000 stations located in food, chain drug, mass merchant, and club retailers. higi also operates a robust online community platform that is linked to the higi health station network and over 80 health devices, activity trackers, and apps. To date, more than 41 million people have used a higi health station to conduct over 228 million biometric screenings (blood pressure, pulse, weight, body mass index). Over 5.5 million people have signed up for a higi account, which offers an all-in-one biometric and activity data feed for personal health management and information sharing with friends, family, and trusted healthcare providers. For general information, visit us at www.higi.com. To learn more about working with higi, visit business.higi.com.