“Risk factors and chronic diseases that drive high medical cost and lost productivity continue to rise at an alarming rate,” noted Healthways CEO, Ben R. Leedle, Jr. “Our alignment with Texas Health is absolute in dealing with these issues. Healthways has led the way in establishing proven tools and the advanced science to deliver a model that improves well-being, which results in significant reduction of health-related costs. We believe that infusing our experience and proven capabilities to improve well-being into Texas Health’s broad array of healthcare professionals, facilities and services - and specifically within the construct of a commercial ACO model - affords a unique opportunity to drive the core of our value proposition: Healthier people cost less and perform better. Texas Health understands that proposition, and we are grateful for the opportunity to be working with such an outstanding partner.”Texas Health and Healthways expect to collaborate in designing and implementing additional commercial ACO models with other insurers in the North Texas market in the future. About Healthways Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities, and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com. About Texas Health Resources Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.texashealth.org.