Cerner announced this morning that it will acquire PureWellness, which offers a health and wellness platform for corporate wellness programs and insurers, strengthening its position in the population management market. The company will rename the offering to Cerner Wellness.
Cerner SVP Matthew Swindells said in a company blog posting that the combination of Millennium solutions, Healthe Intent, and the PureWellness platform will provide comprehensive support to population health management and to allow individuals to manage their chronic conditions and reduce their health risks.
In this post-EHR world, where sophisticated organizations have already made the major step of removing most of the paper from their processes, the new challenge is how you realize benefits for your organization, patients and membership. Population health management has become an imperative for health care organizations driven by extreme market pressures to achieve better outcomes with less overall spend. This story is unfolding around the world, thanks to a series of common market pressures.
PureWellness is located in South Burlington, VT. Co-founder and CEO Ken Kaufman is a veteran of several healthcare IT companies, including IDX, Allscripts, A-Life Medical, and McKesson. Co-founder Ron Keen has worked for Allscripts, GE Healthcare, and IDX.
The company’s offerings include tools for health assessment, risk advisor, nutrition, team challenges, incentive programs, health coaching, condition management,