JERSEY CITY, N.J. & SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Healthper, Inc., a social game-based health engagement and achievement platform, launched today at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Healthper helps people accomplish simple daily actions to maintain a healthy lifestyle, create stories about their achievements, share those stories and get rewarded.
“We have been working for almost two years to develop a platform that would engage individuals in making changes to benefit their health in partnership with a social network of their choice,” said John Hammitt, President of Healthper. “Everyone needs help staying healthy. That help can come from our doctors, our family, our co-workers and our friends, but asking for help is hard and often not very rewarding. With Healthper, we’re trying to change that.”
Developed by the former team from CareGain that helped create Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Healthper is not only a game, it is an extensive and flexible health engagement platform designed to create real value for individuals and their health plans. Healthper`s game- and social network-based engagement drives timely health screenings, preventive care, use of alternative and cost-effective care options, and appropriate follow-up.
“There is general consensus that, as a nation, we need to be healthier and find a way to reduce healthcare costs,” said Hammitt. “Rewarding good behavior is a start, but connecting behavior with the payers and providers is a recipe for real change.”
Healthper’s patent-pending “game-steps” are embedded with simple health actions and daily challenges. Members choose their games, each designed to help them achieve their personal goals, thus paving a distinctive path toward a healthier life. Member progress is tracked and displayed as a unique “Healthper Score,” based on points accumulated from successfully completing chosen game-steps. This highly personalized score provides a measure of progress as well as a measure of status. As members rise in social rank within Healthper’s broad community, they may also join more exclusive, focused communities, or organize one or more communities on their own.
Healthper is an innovative health engagement platform. Founded in 2010, Healthper is a privately held company based in Jersey City, NJ. For more information, please visit: www.healthper.com .
SOURCE: Healthper, Inc.