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Regence Selects The Cerner Wellness Platform To Help Employers Pave A Road To Better Health

New program created to lower costs and improve productivity by inspiring a culture of wellness

April 10, 2014

BOISE – Regence has chosen Cerner Corporation to provide a web-based engagement platform that will allow the health insurer to deliver customizable, incentivized and measurable wellness programming for employers in Idaho. The Cerner Wellness platform will be integrated into Regence’s innovative wellness offering, playing an integral role in the company’s long-term investment in the health and well-being of its members.

Regence has chosen Cerner Wellness to deliver a new, comprehensive web platform that is designed to support a culture of wellness for employers and help them protect the health and well-being of their most precious asset; their employees. Cerner’s platform will allow Regence to enhance its current wellness offering with a suite of prescriptive, actionable tools and technology, which combined with Regence’s workplace consulting capabilities, will provide a new, best-in-class wellness program that is easy for employers to implement in the workplace.

“Incorporating a wellness solution into the overall health benefits package is an important step toward encouraging a healthier and more productive workforce for employers in our market,” said Scott Kreiling, President of Regence BlueShield of Idaho.

“Employers are embracing the value of wellness for their employees, and we are excited to offer an enhanced experience that can be customized to inspire a culture of wellness in the workplace,” said Richard Popiel, M.D., executive vice president of Health Care Services and chief medical officer for Regence. “As employee health care costs escalate at an unsustainable rate, wellness is a sound investment for employers that will help them lower these costs and increase employee productivity.”

“Using the Cerner Wellness platform will allow Regence to deliver personalized programs that empower members to take charge of their health – ultimately driving positive behavior change and improved outcomes,” said Ken Kaufman, general manager of Cerner Wellness. “Regence is a clear market leader, and we look forward to working together towards a shared population health vision.”

About Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a leading health plan in Idaho with more than 150,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a nonprofit mutual insurance company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence BlueShield of Idaho is affiliated with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Together, the companies serve more than two million members in the Northwest/Intermountain Region. The Regence affiliated companies are committed to improving the health of its members and communities and to transforming the health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com orwww.twitter.com/RegenceIdaho.

About Cerner
Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make health care safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and entire countries. Taking what we’ve learned over more than three decades, Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients in their care. For more information about Cerner, please visit www.cernerwellness.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

 

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