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Counties Where Chronic Diseases Are Most Prevalent in the U.S

While most of the counties with the highest prevalence of chronic illnesses are concentrated in the South, chronic conditions have been trending up across the entire U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, and 4 in 10 Americans are living with at least two […]

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HealthChampion Launches New Provider Platform for Empowering and Guiding Patients with Chronic Conditions

Finally, A Smarter Approach to Care Management for Chronic Illnesses HealthChampion, a leading digital health and analytics company, has announced the launch of its revolutionary Chronic Care solution, a robust platform for healthcare providers and their chronic illness patients. According to a 2017 RAND study, 60% of Americans live with at least one chronic condition. […]

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Allowing Workplace Visitors During the COVID Pandemic

When it comes to visiting clients or vendors, how do businesses keep their workers and facilities safe from potential COVID exposure?  As a business leader and manager, you have two fundamental challenges when it comes to safeguarding your employees during this coronavirus crisis: Do everything you can to prevent the COVID virus from entering your work site or facility […]

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HealthChampion Appoints Jordan Dolin to Board of Directors

HealthChampion Appoints Jordan Dolin to Board of Directors: Thirty-year, three-time startup veteran joins the leadership team HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the appointment of Jordan Dolin, an intrepid entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience as a founder and operator. He has [...]

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How Pre-Op Guidance Can Lower Post-Op Complications / Readmittance

Post-operation complications, especially those that result in having the discharged patient readmitted to a hospital or health system emergency room, significantly impact a surgical center's record, reputation, and overall effectiveness. Taking steps to drive down post-op readmittance is essential. Modern surgical centers and clinics have invested much time and money.   While much of the effort [...]

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Preventing Post-Op Admissions Due to Preventable Complications: A Guide for Surgical Centers and Clinics

Preventable complications that arise after surgery and discharge can come very close to being malpractice. Here, "preventable" is the operative word.    Complications will happen whenever interventions that impact the human organ systems intrude on the anatomical and physiological processes of the dynamic human physiology. That is the nature of surgery.    Thankfully, with the establishment of [...]

HealthChampion Names Brian Shannon Managing Partner, Sales

HealthChampion Names Brian Shannon Managing Partner, Sales

Twenty-year healthcare sales veteran joins leadership team, guides rollout of platform’s new perioperative care offering. HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the newest member of its leadership team Brian Shannon, who will serve as Managing Partner, Sales. Reporting directly to HealthChampion’s CEO Terrence M. [...]

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HealthChampion Announces $5M Seed Funding

Digital health analytics company empowers consumers to own their health data. HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, announces the closing of $5 million in seed round funding. Since its founding in 2018, the HealthChampion platform has connected tens of thousands of consumers to their own health […]

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Preparing for Wave 2: What Employers Can Do to Get Ahead This Fall

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the world, it leaves behind a chaotic trail in its wake, causing loss of employment, loss of economic stability and devastating loss of life. As a global population, we were caught unaware. However, as the months passed, many countries relaxed “lockdown” rules and “stay at home” mandates […]

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HealthChampion Finalizes Acquisition of alligatortek

alligatortek CEO Joins Company’s Board of Directors HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the completion of its acquisition of alligatortek, an award-winning software development company and Microsoft partner, also headquartered in Chicago.  As part of the acquisition, alligatortek President and CEO Sid Bala will [...]

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HealthChampion Announces Inaugural Expert Advisory Board

Leaders in healthcare, technology tapped to guide product innovation HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the formation of its Advisory Board comprised of physicians, healthcare experts and technology innovators.  The Advisory Board will serve to inform HealthChampion’s product development and business strategy as it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A History of Surgery: Surgical Techniques from Ancient Egypt to Islam’s Golden Age and Dawn of Modern Medicine

Surgery is commonplace today. But surgical procedures have been practiced since ancient times. Surgical procedures has primarily been the technique that doctors use to treat health issues connected with a disease or injury, but it is also a method for diagnosing a health problem. But not always. In the past century, surgery has increasingly been […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Patients Need to Control Their Own Health Data

We’re in the throes of a global pandemic. Healthcare providers must focus on fighting COVID-19, but we can’t afford to ignore the reason we’re going into this fight blind. Our best weapon is our own healthcare data. We are going to learn many things from this pandemic, not least of which is that the way we […]

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Low-Impact Exercises for Health and Wellness

Low-impact exercise is a form of exercise that involves less impact with the floor or the ground and less strain on your joints. High-impact exercises such as running and performing jumping jacks are higher in intensity and harder on the body. Some exercises, such as swimming or biking, are no-impact, meaning that these movements don’t […]

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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 [...]

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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, […]

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Maintaining Your Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented people around the world with both physical and mental health challenges. Staying strong and healthy both physically and emotionally while social distancing can be difficult. If circumstances force you to quarantine, look for ways to stay connected virtually with others even if you can’t visit with people outside of your […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Startup Milwaukee Week: Solving the technical interview

Startup Milwaukee Week is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Southeast Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. The week will feature 40+ events hosted by 40+ partner organizations in the community. Join us Friday, November 15th […]

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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 […]

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Good Health in School: Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Kid

As every parent knows, kids have tremendous energy and are constantly growing. And all that energy and growth requires a lot of feeding and eating. Our children’s brains also need to stay engaged when they’re learning all day, and this requires a healthy diet filled with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. To protect kids’ health […]

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Notable Entrepreneurs

Crain’s Chicago released their 2019 Notable Entrepreneurs list, which includes the top 44 business people who have identified needs and opportunities in the market, organized and run companies, and taken on greater than normal financial risks. Terry Ryan, founder and CEO of HealthChampion, was named a notable entrepreneur on the Crain’s top 44 business people list.   Terry […]

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Business Insider: Nick Biernat on cybersecurity in healthcare

Nick Biernat, Manager of Information Services and Compliance of HealthChampion recently shared his insights with Business Insider Intelligence. Here’s what the pros are saying: What’s the biggest contributor to the poor state of cybersecurity in healthcare? Currently the biggest contributor to the poor state of cybersecurity in healthcare is a lack of awareness and training. […]

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Business Insider: Terrence M. Ryan on the digital boom and healthcare

Terry Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion, recently provided his insights to Business Insider Intelligence along with Patrick de la Roza, Co-Founder and CEO of EASE. Here are some of their thoughts about the areas of healthcare yet to be impacted by the digital boom. They discuss on critical areas such as Chronic Care Management, Hospice Care […]

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HealthChampion Launches HIPAA-Compliant COVID-19 Screening App for Employers

Easy-to-use and customizable app pre-screens employees before they come to work HealthChampion has announced the launch of its HIPAA-compliant COVID-19 solution for businesses and organizations returning to work or ramping up during the pandemic.  The app allows employees to prescreen themselves in less than a minute, before they leave for work. The solution also provides employers with a dashboard [...]

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What’s in my electronic health record (EHR) and who can access it?

Understanding and harnessing the powerful potential of EHRs The U.S. and much of the world is undergoing a profound transformation in how medical and health records are created, stored, used and shared. The digitization of health records has been a huge and expensive undertaking, but at least in the U.S., almost 99% of health systems, […]

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Full HIPAA compliance verification for HealthChampion

HealthChampion Continues Meeting High Standards for Consumer Protection For Immediate Release HealthChampion — the world’s first platform giving people unprecedented control over their healthcare information to improve their individual health goals and outcomes — is now fully HIPAA compliant. With the fundamental belief that people should be able to access their own health data as [...]

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What are personal health records?

Why Consumers Need to Take Control of Their PHR Remember the last time you were sick and had to go to your doctor or even hospital? The nurses and physicians probably bombarded you with questions, conducted physical exams and maybe even ran some blood tests. Their notes, test results, diagnoses, prescriptions and treatment all went into your […]

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WisconsinInno spotlights HealthChampion launch

Terrence Ryan believes accessing personal health data should be as easy as accessing your credit score. As published in WisconsinInno: https://www.americaninno.com/wisconsin/tech-news-wisconsin/healthcare-startup-healthchampion-opens-milwaukee-office/, for anyone who has struggled to obtain their healthcare records from various physicians, specialists, hospitals and insurance companies, it sounds like a lofty proposition. But for Ryan, the skepticism is just further proof of […]

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HealthChampion opens new office in Milwaukee

Chicago-based Consumer Health-Tech Startup Will Double in Size in 2019 Milwaukee, Wisc. March 18, 2019 – HealthChampion, the world’s first healthcare platform to give consumers unprecedented control over their healthcare information, announces the opening of its Milwaukee office. HealthChampion believes accessing your health data and score should be as easy as accessing your credit score. […]

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Consumer health startup opens Milwaukee office

HealthChampion Consolidates Patient Records HealthChampion, a Chicago-based consumer health startup, has opened an office at 234 Florida St. in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The 4,000-square-foot office currently houses 20 employees, and the company plans to hire another 20 Milwaukee employees this year, said Terrence Ryan, chief executive officer and founding partner of HealthChampion. It has about […]

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Health and Wellness: Mindfulness Resources

“Mindfulness” has become a common buzzword in many health-related conversations, but understanding what this word really means can help you to improve your way of life. Being mindful or aware of where you are, what you’re thinking, and what you’re doing is the essence of mindfulness. Everyone can be mindful with some effort, but it’s […]

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Blogher Conference

We are eager to meet with entrepreneurs, content creators, media makers, bloggers, and influencers at the Blogher Conference 2019. Here at HealthChampion we understand that there isn’t just one path to reaching your health destiny. Wellness is multifaceted and can be an empowering community effort. Join us at the conference to learn more about our vision […]