Intel-GE Care Innovations™ and Happify to Collaborate On Groundbreaking Program To Help Family Caregivers Of The Chronically Ill

Strategic Partnership Will Offer Caregivers Emotional Health and
Wellbeing Programs Using Care Innovations Health Harmony Telehealth
Solutions

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum
to the home, today announced a strategic partnership with Happify, a
leading provider of an evidence-based intervention platform for
emotional health and wellbeing, that will bring a new model of care to
thousands of family caregivers of chronically ill people across the
United States. Happify will provide Care Innovations with its proven
programs that improve the wellbeing of caregivers through simple to use,
daily interactions on their smart phones.

Care Innovations and Happify are working on the integration of their
mutual programs, including those using Care Innovations Health Harmony
telehealth solutions, to deliver unique, engaging solutions to their
respective healthcare clientele and expect to be in market with key
clients in Q1 2016. Health Harmony, through an easy-to-use technology
platform, enables individuals, clinicians, care providers, and family
caregivers to collaborate for better care in the home – wherever home
may be.

The new programs will cater to a wide population of family caregivers
who provide the bulk of care today to the more than 130
million people
suffering from expensive chronic conditions in the
United States. Family caregivers provide an estimated value of $470
billion in care each year and keeping them healthy and able to provide
care is vitally important to efforts to reduce healthcare costs and
improve outcomes in the United States. Studies have found that
caregivers’ emotional health and wellbeing is affected by the physical
and mental burden of being a caregiver.

Happify’s evidence-based interventions, which are based on Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness, offer a variety
of ways to help caregiver families manage difficult times that are
inherent in taking care of another person. Happify’s platform offers
evidence-based interventions for mental health and wellbeing, with
validated outcomes in a self-care, high-scale, low-cost model. With more
than 2 million global members using its web and mobile versions,
Happify’s innovative user experience drives unparalleled engagement and
measurable outcomes.

“Family caregivers are an essential yet overlooked aspect of the care
team. A successful healthcare outcome – for the patient, the provider,
and the health plan – often depends on the ability and availability of a
family caregiver,” said Sean Slovenski, Chief Executive Officer at Care
Innovations. “Yet the physical and mental burden of being a caregiver is
immense. This collaboration with Happify is intended to help family
caregivers maintain a positive attitude during what can be incredibly
difficult times. And if we can help caregivers be happier, we know the
odds are they’ll be more effective caregivers and be healthier
themselves.”

Studies have shown caregivers can play a vital role in ensuring their
loved one’s health improves when moving from the hospital to the home if
they have the right information at the right time to help. In fact, when
patients and their caregivers are trained to take a more active role
during care transition from the hospital to the home, patients had lower
rehospitalization rates compared to the control group without
intervention at 30 days (8.3% vs 11.9%) and at 90 days (16.7% vs 22.5%)1.
Health Harmony aims to help improve the patient’s health while also
simplifying the life of a family caregiver, keeping the patient at home
where they want to be most.

Today, with Care Innovations Health Harmony solution, patients and
caregivers receive interactive, evidence-based educational content and
can securely send vital signs and other health information to clinicians
from the comfort of their homes. The platform allows for the interaction
of family caregivers to monitor their loved ones’ health status and
access valuable stress-relief and nutritional advice to manage the daily
challenges of caregiving and their own health. By adding on access to
Happify’s innovative mobile app, Care Innovations will be able to
leverage state-of-the-art programs to improve the well-being of family
caregivers and offer additional programs to its clients.

“Happify is an easily accessible tool that helps people improve their
emotional health and wellbeing. Happify’s interventions allow family
caregivers to better manage the stress and anxiety that often is
associated with the experience of caring for a loved one. We’re thankful
for the important, noble work family caregivers carry out and we’re
honored to support them through Care Innovations’ approach,” said
Happify President and Co-Founder, Ofer Leidner.

For physicians and nurses, Health Harmony aggregates and analyzes the
myriad of data available from patients and their families at home and
turns it into actionable insights that can help them provide better
care. In addition, Health Harmony streamlines the information and
communication between physicians, nurses, patients, and family
caregivers to create better health outcomes and lower costs.

About Intel-GE Care Innovations™

Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and
GE Healthcare, connects the care continuum to the home and makes it
easier for patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers to
interact and achieve better health at home.

Experts in technology and behavior change, Care Innovations identifies
the best methods for health care providers and health plans to capture
and integrate near real-time data from the home into care delivery as
well as the best ways to engage consumers in their own health to provide
lasting positive change. Visit www.careinnovations.com
to learn more.

About Happify

Happify (www.Happify.com)
is a New York City-based company delivering evidence-based interventions
for emotional health and wellbeing in highly engaging digital formats.
Co-founded by Tomer Ben-Kiki, Ofer Leidner and Andy Parsons, Happify
provides programs, activities and exercises based on decades of
scientific research in the fields of positive psychology, CBT and
mindfulness. Happify offers free and paid subscription memberships for
consumers and business solutions for payors and enterprise clients.

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1 Coleman EA, Parry C, Chalmers S, Min S. The care
transitions intervention: results of a randomized controlled
trial. Arch Intern Med. 2006;1 66(17):1822-1828. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17000937

Contacts

ReviveHealth for Care Innovations
Bethany Doty, 615-577-1131
bd@thinkrevivehealth.com