As National Demand for Consumer-Driven Healthcare Grows, HealthChampion Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Chicago

As National Demand for Consumer-Driven Healthcare Grows, HealthChampion Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Chicago

As National Demand for Consumer-Driven Healthcare Grows, HealthChampion Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Chicago

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HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the formal launch of its headquarters in Chicago. The news follows a year of strong business growth and momentum for the company’s people-driven health movement. The new space has been designed to support over 20 new roles HealthChampion is seeking to fill, as well as a variety of partnership opportunities for data, technology and health-focused companies that complement its mission to empower consumers to own their health data and destiny. 

The company’s new 7,600 square-foot offices are located at 125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2080. Victor Sanmiguel, co-founder and chief deal officer, at Bespoke Commercial Real Estate, led the deal.

“HealthChampion was recently recognized as one of Built In Chicago’s Top 50 Startups to Watch of 2020 and is precisely the type of company we are proud to serve,” said Sanmiguel. “HealthChampion’s mission is gaining momentum nationally as the company grows its user base of ‘health champions’ and forges new partnerships with other leading companies in the health data space, including personal health data platform Validic. What the company is doing is important to the country and even better for Chicago.” 

HealthChampion CEO, Terrence Ryan, will lead the Chicago office. Named one of Crain’s Chicago Notable Entrepreneurs in 2019, Ryan has over 20 years of experience building successful health technology companies in the Chicago, national, and global markets. Ryan is an active member of the Chicago entrepreneurial community, serving on the boards of Alligatortek, EventQue, People Tiles, and Nousot.  Prior to founding HealthChampion, Ryan was founder and CEO of LaunchPoint/Discovery Health Partners, which operates businesses that provide cloud-based analytic solutions and services for healthcare enterprises. Before that, he founded yet another Chicago-based consultancy Knightsbridge Solutions which was acquired by Hewlett Packard.

“Chicago is an excellent home for HealthChampion’s headquarters,” says Ryan. “The city offers a supportive seed community for startups, a rich talent pool and a great quality of life. We are excited to grow our team in a location that offers a wealth of resources for both our company and our employees as we execute on our vision to fundamentally change the healthcare paradigm by giving people control of their individual health journeys and destinies.’ 

 HealthChampion’s analytics platform, which includes a consumer-first mobile app, provides users: 

  • Unprecedented control over their health and healthcare
  • Integration of ALL health data, including 400+ devices and Apple Health
  • Visibility, control, and ownership of electronic medical records 
  • Secure sharing across Circles of Care
  • Leading-edge security, portability, interoperability, and privacy
  • Analytics, automation, and AI that drive better health outcomes

 For providers, including HealthChampion’s accountable care organizations (ACO) and managed care organizations (MCO) partners, HealthChampion helps build:

  • A more complete picture of patient-members’ medical history and overall health
  • Engagement including remote access enablement
  • More effective ways to guide patients to take the right actions to improve and manage their own health, ranging from simple things like enabling after-care reminders, to alerting patients when actions they can take might have a far greater impact on their vitality

To learn more about HealthChampion’s movement to create a people-driven healthcare system, download their app on the app store. For more information about partnering with HealthChampion, contact jeff.galas@myhealthchampion.com 

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About HealthChampion: 

HealthChampion is building the world’s first people-driven healthcare platform to give consumers unprecedented control over their healthcare while providing the highest level of security and privacy. We’re enabling consumers to own their medical records, spend less for quality care and achieve optimal health. This breakthrough technology will provide users with more insights into their health, connect them with providers and specialists across the U.S.and drive health recommendations. HealthChampion is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with an office in Milwaukee, WI. Our team includes the founders and leaders of Knightsbridge Solutions (acquired by former HP Enterprises), LaunchPoint / Discovery Health Partners (Inc. 500 and Crain’s Fast50 multi-year awardee) The Advisory Board and Tricast Health.

 

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Built In Chicago: 50 Startups to Watch 2020

Built In Chicago: 50 Startups to Watch 2020

Built In Chicago: 50 Startups to Watch 2020

Technology is Chicago’s fastest-growing industry sector, having grown more 270 percent over the last decade, according to World Business Chicago. And 2019 was a model year that not only encapsulated the growth of technology in the city but also positioned Chicago for further success in 2020 and beyond.

Influential leaders in tech launched Chicago’s Plan for 2033, or P33, to enhance the city’s viability as a global tech hub with a strong and diverse workforce through the next decade. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said on Chicago Tech Day that 15 local tech companies have added or will be adding 2,000 jobs through 2020. Uber announced it would be bringing that same number of jobs to Chicago over the next three years and spending more than $200 million annually on the city. 

But it isn’t just major initiatives and companies with household names that will be bringing continued success to Chicago tech. Smaller startups entering the city’s tech scene are shaping everything from mental health care to cryptocurrency trading to vehicle leasing. We found 50 such companies — all fewer than three years old — that are poised for growth in the coming year.

 

HealthChampion

What if an app could digest all of the information from disparate health records and give patients a personalized plan to conquer their biggest health issues? HealthChampion aims to provide just that. The platform pulls in health data from all of a person’s healthcare providers — physicians, therapists and trainers — and even includes information from wearables that track fitness and other medical devices. Based on that data, the platform uses machine learning to craft a personalized health program users can follow to improve their wellness, care for an elderly parent or manage a child’s asthma. Records are backed up via the cloud and the platform enables direct communication with a user’s network of health professionals. 

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Electronic Health Reporter: Health IT Trends In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter: Health IT Trends In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter: Health IT Trends In 2020

Electronic Health Reporter recently caught up with a number of health tech leaders to discuss IT trends to anticipate in 2020. Feedback included thoughts from our own CEO, Terrence M. Ryan. 

Terrence M. Ryan, CEO, HealthChampion

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Solutions – platforms that aggregate large amounts of patient data, like EHRs/EMRs, will continue to partner with leading AI companies to combine the massive amounts of patient data with other analytics and capabilities to help monitor and treat populations. Digital health management will expand beyond chronic disease management to become a mainstay in the general population.

People will continue to adopt the right technology for their health goals and use digital health management to navigate their healthcare journey. Femtech will continue to expand aggressively as the female population looks to help manage every aspect of their health with both in-person and digital resources.

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HealthChampion partners with Validic to give consumers and providers access and insight into health data

HealthChampion partners with Validic to give consumers and providers access and insight into health data

HealthChampion partners with Validic to give consumers and providers access and insight into health data

Validic becomes first company to join HealthChampion’s partner program for companies committed to enabling people to own their health

HealthChampion, the first platform giving people unprecedented control over their health information to improve their individual health goals and outcomes, today announced a new partnership with Validic, a streaming platform that connects personal health data from wearables, medical devices, and apps to healthcare and wellness companies. The partnership marks the launch of HealthChampion’s anticipated partner program to unite companies in a mission of empowering people to access, manage and gain greater insights about their health.

While technology has made it possible to capture an abundance of healthcare data, it has historically been complicated and difficult to access and understand that data. HealthChampion’s platform is built to easily collect and manage health data — from hospital and lab records to mobile health data, personally tracked vitals and other activity. From there, it provides customized tools and resources to help people leverage their digital health data and personal health records (PHR) to optimize their healthcare journeys.

As part of the integration with Validic, HealthChampion will now be able to seamlessly integrate digital health data from wearables, medical devices and apps. 

Providers will now have a more complete picture of their patient’s health and the ability to easily engage with their patients by providing the right support at the right times while consumers will receive greater insights into their health and receive better, more personalized care.

“HealthChampion shares our belief that personal health data should and can be used to improve our quality of life,” said Drew Schiller, CEO of Validic. “Whether using data to better manage diabetes or to focus on healthy living, we are committed to equipping providers with the data they need to deliver the best treatment, while empowering consumers to own their health data and enrich their lives.”

“There has been much justifiable concern about issues related to privacy and interoperability of healthcare data; we believe the solution lies in giving people ownership and control over their own data,” says Terrence M. Ryan, HealthChampion CEO. “We are excited to align with Validic on this mission to make it possible for all people to take the right action toward important decisions concerning their health and quality of life. It’s about providing the right data, at the right time, to empower the right action.”

The partnership will serve as a trailblazer in the healthcare industry as they address the lack of education and confidence consumers experience when considering healthcare options. From accessing old health records to reviewing data collected yesterday from wearables, consumers are empowered to manage and share their health information at their fingertips.

“HealthChampion is committed to advocating for manageable healthcare solutions for our consumers,” adds Ryan. “Coalescing with Validic will make this vision all the more attainable.” 

About HealthChampion: 

HealthChampion is building the world’s first people-driven healthcare platform to give consumers unprecedented control over their healthcare while providing the highest level of security and privacy. Combining technology, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and health scoring, we’re enabling consumers to own their medical records, spend less for quality care, and achieve optimal health. This breakthrough technology will provide users with more insights into their health, connecting them with providers and specialists across the U.S., and drive health recommendations. HealthChampion is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with an office in Milwaukee, WI. Our team includes the founders and leaders of Knightsbridge Solutions (acquired by former HP Enterprises), LaunchPoint / Discovery Health Partners (Inc. 500 and Crain’s Fast50 multi-year awardee) The Advisory Board and Tricast Health.

About Validic:

Validic guides healthcare and wellness organizations through the technical complexities associated with accessing and operationalizing patient-generated health data. Validic’s scalable, secure solutions help you improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes by delivering personal health data from hundreds of home health devices seamlessly into your existing clinical workflows. To find out how healthcare is innovating to create more data-driven and integrative healthcare experiences, visit validic.com or follow Validic on Twitter at @validic.

Media Post: Google to analyze millions of healthcare records, demonstrates intentions for Fitbit data

Media Post: Google to analyze millions of healthcare records, demonstrates intentions for Fitbit data

Media Post: Google to analyze millions of healthcare records, demonstrates intentions for Fitbit data

HealthChampion’s CEO, Terrence M. Ryan, shared his thoughts on Google’s partnership with Ascension in a recent MediaPost article. Here’s what Terry had to say:

Terry Ryan, CEO and founder of HealthChampion, a health data management platform that already pulls in information from wearables, apps, medical devices, healthcare providers, said the “P” in the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) stands for portability, not privacy. The startup helps consumers access and control their health data.

Ryan, in a conversation with Search Marketing Daily, said he believes Google will allow those who wear the devices to opt-out of allowing Google to use the data Fitbit collects and not share it with third-party vendors.

HealthChampion has agreements with 16 major companies that feed data from more than 1,200 devices to its production app that consumers can download. The consumer decides which types of data will be used and which devices can access their health data. The consumers identify who — and which organization — can see the data.

Ryan said the company is now signing its first set of business subscriptions with health care providers such as a hospital and doctors group.

Read the full article at: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/343217/google-project-nightingale-demonstrates-intentio.html

 

Digital Health Age: How a data gathering service aims to make people health champions

Digital Health Age: How a data gathering service aims to make people health champions

Digital Health Age: How a data gathering service aims to make people health champions

 

Ian Bolland spoke to Terrence Ryan, CEO and founder of HealthChampion. The company looks to gather health data from apps, medical devices and wearables, and give consumers tools to use their EHRs to monitor, manage and optimise their health.  

Tell us about HealthChampion. Where did the idea come from?

I have spent a few decades building companies and solutions around health data. The idea for HealthChampion came out of my realisation that the huge issues plaguing the healthcare system can only be solved when we put the consumer back at the centre of the equation. The more I dug into this, the more I realised that no-one has come close to solving the problem. Despite all the marketing material out there that suggests otherwise, very few healthcare companies are actually focused on the consumer or the patient. At the same time, laws like FHIR (HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) were being passed to empower and protect consumers’ health data, while smartphones, wearables and other technology were digitising health. Beyond that, nearly everyone I talk to has a personal anecdote to share about their own frustrations with the way the health system is currently structured. I saw the convergence of these elements as a clear signal that the market was ripe for a company like HealthChampion.

Do you need access to various databases in order to gather the health data you require?

Absolutely. We are currently in the process of integrating with other digital health disruptors and will probably be integrated with around 20 core digital health systems.

Are there any security challenges you have faced?

No. I’ve led many companies that have had to meet rigorous security standards like HIPAA and HITRUST protocol, and can say that this is one of the benefits of starting a company right now. As a young, nimble company, we are unencumbered with the legacy systems and tools that are more vulnerable to hackers. Five years ago we might have faced more security challenges, but it is to our advantage that the major cloud providers have compliance built in.

Tell us about becoming HIPAA compliant – what safeguards, if any, had to be put in place?

We take data protection and compliance very seriously at HealthChampion. To receive the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, we brought in a consultant who led us through an exhaustive internal audit. We have a full-time security officer and every one of our staff members — from IT to marketing — has gone through extensive HIPAA compliance training. Again, the times are in our favour: becoming HIPAA compliant used to be a much more onerous burden. The industry has a much better understanding of it today than when it was first introduced ten years ago.

Ultimately, we consider HIPAA to be only one part of the multi-layered protection your data needs to be truly private and secure. We also apply HITRUST protocols and advanced security technology, and our dedicated personnel ensure that your health data is protected every step of the way.

You say ‘app users deserve to know how their data is being used’ – how does HealthChampion use their data?

We have made a concerted effort to state our terms and conditions in clear and plain English. HealthChampion returns full control and ownership of all a user’s health and wellness data to them in a form that is portable and secure. We will also use that data to provide custom insights to help people manage their data for better health.

How do you think health data will continue to be used in the future?

I am immensely optimistic about the vast opportunities technology will afford us in healthcare. I believe we are moving toward a future in which health data is exchanged securely and used for good. I see a world in which people are empowered to be proactive about their health, rather than reactive — only doing something when they have a health problem. I think we’ll get to a point where people will be able to easily opt in to donate their health data to researchers and organisations trying to solve for global diseases. AI and bot-driven solutions will allow us to truly optimise our health.

Read the full article here.

 

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