HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors

HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors

HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors

Data analytics veteran will help guide rollout strategy of platform that provides automatic access to health records and remote care capabilities

HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the appointment of John Papadia, founder of Nousot, which builds AI-powered predictive analytics solutions, to its board of directors.

Papadia brings more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, senior strategist and delivery leader in analytics-focused software and services companies. He is an expert across the analytics lifecycle, and has led some of the world’s best-known brands in planning enterprise data programs, implementing predictive capabilities, driving change management initiatives and establishing data-driven cultures.  Previously he founded Clarity Insights, which was recently acquired by Accenture for integration into its Applied Intelligence Group, and earlier in his career he served as a principal at Knightsbridge Solutions as well as PWC Consulting.

“We are excited to welcome John to our board of directors. I have known John for many years and expect that his decades of leadership in data analytics will be vital to our future operations and strategy,” said Terrence Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion. “John’s expertise will strengthen our commitment to empowering consumers to own their own health data and improve their lives.”

The appointment comes on the heels of HealthChampion’s acquisition of alligatortek as the company continues to gain traction in empowering users to automatically gather and securely share their data with doctors, nurses, therapists, trainers, loved ones and other caregivers to improve health outcomes.

HealthChampion’s app has recently been recognized by leading reviewers for its ability to help users remotely manage, monitor and optimize their health: AppAdvice says, “HealthChampion puts this information to good use, offering observations about how a user can optimize their health based on data their smart devices are providing.”

“Consumer demand for monitoring their health remotely, and for managing their health information with the power of new technologies, is growing exponentially,” Papadia said. “HealthChampion is committed to equipping people with this capability, and I’m excited to be part of the journey. The company’s expertise in both healthcare and analytics puts it in a unique position to lead the remote health market.”

HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek

HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek

HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek

Move will quadruple team to accelerate delivery of its platform which provides automatic access to health records and remote care capabilities

Chicago, IL – April 21, 2020 – HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced it will be acquiring alligatortek, an award-winning software development company and Microsoft partner, also headquartered in Chicago. 

alligatortek delivers bespoke software development built on a cloud technology stack. Its innovative solutions address process bottlenecks to improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line for clients. The acquisition will serve to strengthen HealthChampion’s position and enhance its ability to rapidly deploy expanded remote care and data analytics to consumers and B2B partners. As demand for remote health monitoring and analytics solutions continues to increase, the initiative provides HealthChampion with an additional 60 resources and moves the company to a global delivery model, scaling the talent and technology it needs to accelerate its mission. 

HealthChampion empowers users to automatically gather and securely share their data with doctors, nurses, therapists, trainers, loved ones and other caregivers to improve health outcomes. With increased health risks, including COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to get the data to the right people at the right time.

“Over the last two decades, alligatortek has built a leading development team, one that has been recognized as Partner of the Year by Microsoft,” said Terrence M. Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion. “This acquisition will bolster our product development efforts, enabling us to accelerate data-driven health insights for consumers and businesses in response to strong market demand for our offering.” 

Sid Bala, CEO of alligatortek, will be joining HealthChampion’s board of directors and will be in charge of the integration. In his new role, he will oversee strategy and help drive further innovation across the organization.

“We celebrate a milestone today as we join the HealthChampion team,” said Bala. “We will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of digital health innovation and remain focused on delivering outstanding technology, capabilities and service to the healthcare industry.”

The deal is expected to close in the near future, subject to customary closing conditions. 

To register for HealthChampion’s app visit this link, or click here for info for your business. 

About HealthChampion

It’s your health. Own it. HealthChampion is a leading digital health analytics company and the creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform and mobile app. We believe people deserve to easily access, manage, and securely share their health data with professionals and loved ones alike. Our platform provides a comprehensive view of health data for providers and individuals, as well as personalized tools and recommendations driving increased engagement. By reshaping the way data is used, leveraging today’s technologies, we are creating a fundamental shift to the healthcare ecosystem. For more information, visit https://myhealthchampion.com

About alligatortek

For over 25 years, alligatortek has partnered with clients to build enterprise software applications. Its extensive portfolio includes the design and construction of software solutions to meet the needs of its global clients and their stakeholders. With a strong focus on identifying bottlenecks in business processes, the company brings deep industry knowledge and expertise to every project, enabling its team members to quickly identify and design solutions for unique business challenges. A Microsoft Gold Managed Partner, alligatortek was the winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the category of Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship. The firm is a two-time recipient of the Chicago Innovation Awards for its game-changing solutions. alligatortek has received elite recognition for four consecutive years by the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and was listed as one of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent. To learn more, visit https://alligatortek.com/.

View the full press release here.

 

HealthChampion on NBC: Health at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

HealthChampion on NBC: Health at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

HealthChampion on NBC: Health at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Terrence M. Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion, was recently interviewed by NBC 5 Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski to discuss the increasing demand for supporting your health at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.

Chicago-based HealthChampion helps you manage your medical data. That is especially important now, according to company CEO Terrence Ryan. “COVID-19 has made it incredibly important that you understand your own medical data so you can share it and actually share it in a remote way,” Ryan said in a FaceTime interview.

The medical analytics company has also developed a free coronavirus symptom tracker for everyone to use. “We are trying to empower and enable a consumer to, on a daily basis, check their temperature and basically follow CDC guidelines,” Ryan said.

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HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

HealthChampion Offers Free Access to COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Essential businesses can also use app to support employees’ health and manage reporting requirements

CHICAGO,  IL –  HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced it is offering free access to its new COVID-19 tracker with symptom assessment. Since the explosive spread of the novel coronavirus across the world, HealthChampion has been focused on leveraging the full power of its platform to help American businesses and individuals manage and maintain their health during this crisis.

HealthChampion is now providing free access to its remote health monitoring and management platform which allows users to track and monitor COVID-19 symptoms such as body temperature, coughing and shortness of breath. The tracker also conducts daily symptom assessments over a 14-day period, the incubation time of the coronavirus.  People who are self-isolating or sheltering-in-place can also use the app to:

  • Track symptoms for peace of mind – early detection is critical, especially for high risk individuals.
  • Share vitals and health information with family members and provide remote care for loved ones.
  • Connect with lab results and digital health records across a variety of sources for a complete view that can be shared with care providers and family.

“Since the outbreak, HealthChampion has been working around the clock to adapt our solutions to help Americans respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, monitor for symptoms and foster optimal health,” said HealthChampion CEO Terrence Ryan. “In addition, we are also committed to providing resources to the essential business employers and employees serving us all on the front line, whether in our grocery stores and warehouses or hospitals and senior care facilities.”

In addition to supporting the health of the general population, HealthChampion’s COVID-19 offering is uniquely tailored to support essential businesses (those that people rely on in everyday life) during the crisis. Employees of these businesses can use the secure, personal app to manage their family’s health, while employers can easily file required COVID-19 health reports, through HealthChampion’s employer platform. The app allows essential businesses to:

  • Engage employees through HealthChampion’s free mobile platform to track symptoms
  • Enable different levels of data sharing to fit company needs and employee’s comfort level – to ensure the right action at the right time
  • Enable employees to share with their family to help reduce stress

“HealthChampion was founded on the belief that our best weapon is our own healthcare data. This crisis has heightened the urgency to give people control of their own health data and put it to work to protect their well-being and that of their families,” said Ryan.

Register on the web or download the HealthChampion app to start tracking your symptoms today. Employers can contact Jeff Galas to get started, or visit myhealthchampion.com/covid19 for more info. 

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

Learn More About Open Roles and Partnership Opportunities

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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Cassady Nordeen

Email: Cassady@purposenorthamerica.com

Phone: 718-644-0273

 

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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