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DENVER – November 20, 2014 – The healthcare industry has undeniably been undergoing a transformation over the past several years. Among the biggest change is the evolving role of the consumer as they take on more financial responsibility for their health and demand greater affordability, convenience and choice. As the consumer revolution gains momentum, it begs the question – where do we go from here?
DENVER – October 15, 2014 – Welltok, developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform™, announced it closed on $25 million of a planned $37 million funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Welltok will close out the round later this year with a select group of innovative organizations from across the healthcare industry. The new funds will be used to further accelerate the company’s impressive growth to-date and expand into new market segments.
DENVER – September 16, 2014 – Consumers struggle to achieve health goals on their own, according to a survey conducted by Welltok, Inc., creator of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform. Welltok’s Health Optimization Index provides insights from more than 1,000 consumers about the journey to optimizing their health and related roadblocks encountered along the way – from mounting work responsibilities to lack of motivation. Additionally, the results showcase the need for a more personalized approach to supporting consumers’ health across all demographics.
DENVER – September 9, 2014 – Welltok, Inc. executives will be hitting the road this fall to help educate the healthcare industry on the importance of transforming our system from one of sickcare to optimized health. Through a series of presentations, panel discussions and a one-of-its-kind experiential exhibit, executives will discuss the power of a health optimization platform and how population health managers can drive consumer engagement with the use of personalized guidance and incentives. The company will also be showcasing a live, alpha version of its CaféWell Concierge application powered by IBM Watson at select events.
AVON, Conn. and DENVER – August 25, 2014 – Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Welltok, Inc. announced today the availability of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform within Magellan’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering. CaféWell delivers a personalized and rewarding approach to motivate consumers to become and stay healthy. Magellan Health, a leader in providing EAP programs to employers across the country, selected CaféWell because of its interactive design and integration capabilities.
Welltok CEO Jeff Margolis to Deliver Keynote on Health Optimization at National Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference
DENVER – August 14, 2014 - Welltok, Inc., creator of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, announced today that chairman and CEO Jeff Margolis is delivering the opening keynote address at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC), which takes place August 18-21 in Denver.
(Denver, CO) July 31, 2014 - Welltok, Inc. announces the addition of Brian Ancell as president and chief operating officer (COO) and Linda Fenton as chief financial officer (CFO) to its diverse and experienced leadership team.
DENVER, CO - June 19, 2014 - Today, Centura Health’s Colorado Accountable Care (CAC) announced it is leveraging the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, developed by Welltok, to support the health and wellness of its senior population beyond the clinical setting. CAC joins a growing number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) creating innovative ways to partner with consumers to support healthy lifestyles with the goal of delivering better outcomes.
MONTEREY, Calif, May 22, 2014 - Red Herring announced its Top 100 award winners in recognition of the most promising private companies in North America.
HARTFORD, Conn., May 6, 2014 - Kidney disease affects one in nine American adults, and many face it alone. Aetna (NYSE: AET), the National Kidney Foundation and Welltok recently launched a pilot program that aims to help Aetna members with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) connect with peers and learn to cope with their condition.
Denver, Colo. – March 20, 2014 – Welltok®, Inc., the pioneer in health optimization, today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Mindbloom, an innovative mobile health company. The acquisition will expand Welltok’s capabilities to deliver engaging, interactive mobile experiences through its CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, and allow consumers anytime, anywhere access to compelling health programs, content, applications and communities.
New tools and incentives available for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members to stay healthy
Newark, NJ. – (PRWEB - March 11, 2014) – Everyone wants to be active and stay healthy, but it’s not always easy to get started and stay motivated. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members have new online tools, with financial incentives to encourage them to start and continue a program to meet their personal health goals.
Welltok Raises $22 Million in Series C Funding, Including IBM Investment to Fuel Watson-Powered Health App
Denver, Colo. – Feb. 12, 2014 – Welltok®, Inc., developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, today announced it has raised $22.1 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with new participation from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture capital arm, Qualcomm Ventures’ life fund portfolio.
DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 29, 2014 - Welltok®, Inc. is primed for success with the industry’s strongest leadership team at the helm. The company announced today that Michelle Snyder and Vance Allen joined the diverse team as its chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief technology officer (CTO), respectively.
DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 16, 2014 – Welltok®, Inc., the pioneering social health management company, today announced the launch of CaféWell Connect, its new partner program. CaféWell Connect is the first program to unite premiere condition management and wellness programs with select applications and tracking devices into one engaging platform – the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform.
DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 3, 2014 – Welltok®, Inc., the pioneering Social Health Management company, announced today it has reached key milestones in its efforts to support Gov. John Hickenlooper’s goal to make Colorado the healthiest state in America. More than 10,000 state employees (30 percent of the qualified population) have started participating in a range of health activities since the launch of Welltok’s CaféWell health incentive program in July 2013. Half of participants have completed a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) with their insurer through CaféWell, which is more than a 650 percent increase in HRA completion compared with the prior year.
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Welltok, Inc., the leading Social Health Management company, today announced that it is partnering with IBM to bring a unique collaborative solution called CaféWell Concierge powered by IBM Watson to market. The new, easy-to-use solution will offer healthcare consumers the ability to identify personalized activities, health content and condition management programs to optimize their health and get rewarded for positive behavior change. The solution will be sponsored by health plans, health systems, accountable care organizations, health retailers and other entities that are seeking to improve consumers' health status and lower costs. Welltok will work with industry leaders such as Aetna to help shape the product direction and pilot test the product with members.
Welltok Acquires Leading Health Incentive Management Company to Set New Performance Standard for Incentive-Driven Population Health Management
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - October 22, 2013) - Welltok, Inc., the leading Social Health Management company, today announced that it has acquired IncentOne, a pioneer in healthcare incentive design and management. The combined entity creates the industry's most robust Health Optimization Platform for entities that manage population health by matching consumers to personalized activities designed to improve their health and providing the right rewards to motivate positive behaviors. IncentOne's capabilities will be integrated into Welltok's CaféWell suite of product offerings, currently positioned to reach up to 20 million consumers through contracts with leading health plans and health systems.
ENGLEWOOD, CO - July 15, 2013 – As part of its commitment to improving the health of the communities it serves and providing consumers with innovative tools to focus on their own health, Centura Health is sponsoring a new social health platform that will allow people in Colorado and western Kansas to talk about health and engage with experts on health and wellness.
DENVER — Tuesday, July 2, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined CaféWell, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 9NEWS, the Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to announce the 2013 Pedal The Plains Training Challenge, a 10-week bicycle challenge designed to encourage Coloradans to get healthy on their bikes this summer.
DENVER, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltok®, Inc., developer of CaféWell®, the leading Social Health Management® platform that drives increased consumer engagement in health activities sponsored by their health plans, today announced that it has closed a Series B funding with investments from Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The company plans to use the funding to accelerate product development and strategic partnership efforts, expand into new markets, and build account teams to support the rapidly growing base of clients.
Altius and CaféWell Recognize Million-Steppers in Utah Reach for the Peaks Wellness Challenge; Participants Surpass 521,000 Miles
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a celebration event last night, Altius Health Plans and CaféWell recognized 131 individuals who each walked a million or more steps in a successful new type of wellness program for Utah called Reach for the Peaks. Over the last 11 months, Reach participants walked 1.2 billion steps, the equivalent of 521,000 miles.
DENVER, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Welltok, Inc., today announced that it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). The CSF is the most widely adopted information security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry and the foundation of the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program, the most commonly utilized program for assessing the security posture of business associates and managing third-party compliance.
HARRISBURG, Pa. and DENVER, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthAmerica and Welltok, Inc., today announced that Central Pennsylvanians have just walked 1 billion steps in the Race to the Moon wellness challenge - all in less than a year! This new type of social wellness program, sponsored by HealthAmerica and the CaféWell social health network, makes improving your health more fun and more rewarding.
SALT LAKE CITY and DENVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Altius Health Plans and CaféWell™ today announced the successful rollout of Breathe with Ease™, a new type of asthma education and management program that utilizes the power of social networking technology to increase consumer engagement and participation, resulting in better control and reduced attacks. Launched in December 2011, the program is available to 1,000 asthmatic Altius Health Plans members in Utah.
DENVER, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Welltok®, Inc., developer of CaféWell™, the social health network to get well and stay well, was named as one of the 2012 Colorado Companies to Watch at an award ceremony on Friday, June 22nd. The annual award program recognizes 50 Colorado companies based on their revenue growth, unique industry position, job creation, and community impact. Scott Rotermund represented Welltok in accepting the award Friday night in Denver.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah and DENVER, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Altius Health Plans today announced that they have introduced a new wellness challenge for Utah, Reach for the Peaks™1. Initially launched in December with its partner, CaféWell™, Reach for the Peaks represents a new, fun and rewarding wellness program for consumers and a valuable new benefit for Utah small to mid-size employers. Now in full swing, the program has more than 1,500 participants who have walked 208 million steps, or 90,000 miles since December.
Pennsylvania Wellness Challenge Members Reach the Moon Ahead of Schedule; HealthAmerica and CaféWell Launch Return to Earth Challenge
HARRISBURG, Pa. and DENVER, Colo., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthAmerica and CaféWell™ today announced that participants in the Race to the Moon wellness challenge, sponsored by HealthAmerica, recently passed their target of walking the distance to the moon. At April 30, participants had walked more than 685 million steps, which equates to 302,000 miles. Based on the program's success,a new challenge program was announced today, Return to Earth*, which features new fitness challenges as participants log steps for chances to win prizes, and allows in additional members.
ALBANY, N.Y. and DENVER, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CDPHP® and Welltok®, Inc., today announced that following a successful pilot in 2011, CDPHP is rolling out the CaféWell™ social health network to its full membership of 350,000 and integrating its Life Points® wellness rewards program.
DENVER, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltok®, Inc., developer of CaféWell™, the social health network to get well and stay well, today announced that Alexis Walker has joined the company as vice president of sales. Walker brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development and healthcare sales and marketing to both commercial accounts and government agencies.
94% of Managed Care Executives See Social Network Technology as a Critical Tool for Consumer Engagement
DENVER and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltok®, Inc., developer of leading social health network, CaféWell™, today announced new data gathered from the Managed Care Executive Group Forum held yesterday in Fort Lauderdale that illustrates payers' focus on driving higher consumer engagement at a critical time in healthcare reform. Ninety-four percent of responding attendees believe that social networking technology, or social media, is a critical tool for driving consumer engagement. Fifty-six percent believe it is a must-have. And consumer engagement is a top five priority at the CEO level according to 61 percent of the attendees.
DENVER, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltok®, Inc., developer of leading social health network, CaféWell, today announced the results of a recent survey showing that social health network users have confidence and high expectations that the new social tools and experiences will help them achieve their New Year's resolutions.
"Race to the Moon" Participants Walk 208 Million Steps to Reach One-Third of the Distance to the Moon in Two Months
HARRISBURG, Pa., and DENVER, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthAmerica and CaféWellTM today announced that the Race to the Moon* wellness challenge, sponsored by HealthAmerica, is off to a fast start with Race participants walking 208 million steps in just the first two month.
TriZetto Founder Jeff Margolis Sets Sights on Fusing Healthcare Population Management and Social Networking Technology
DENVER, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Well known for founding healthcare payer software powerhouse, The TriZetto Group, and growing it to return $1.4 billion to shareholders in just 10 years, as well as authoring The Healthcare Cure, Jeff Margolis is now focusing on the opportunity to improve healthcare value through social networking technology.
HARRISBURG & PITTSBURGH, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthAmerica today announced Race to the Moon, a new statewide program for its members to promote exercise and better health. Through accumulated participant miles, the goal is to collectively walk the distance to the moon (238,857 miles). Race to the Moon combines fun competition among family members, co-workers and groups, with prizes awarded as members progress on their journeys.
HealthAmerica Joins with CaféWell as First Health Insurer in Market to Use Full Social-Media Platform
PITTSBURGH & HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthAmerica announced today the expansion of its social networking community devoted solely to the health and well-being of its members through a relationship with CaféWell. CaféWell is a social media company changing the way millions of people manage their health by making it easy, productive and rewarding. This union is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, pioneering HealthAmerica in social media within the health insurance industry.