LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Transcend Insights, today announced that its technologies have been recognized by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that honors the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. Together, Humana and Transcend Insights are focused on developing leading-edge technologies that deliver the right insights, to the right individuals, at the right time—a key initiative in support of Humana’s Bold Goal—helping its members become 20 percent healthier by 2020.
The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including robotics, clinical administration, telehealth, patient engagement, electronic health records, mHealth, medical devices and medical data.
Humana, recognized for its digital tool, RxMentor, was awarded the “Best Overall mHealth Solution” for creating a tool that enables its members to more easily maintain a list of medications in one place, ultimately helping its members improve medication management, safety and clinical outcomes. The highlight of the tool is that it pulls from claims data for the past 180 days, as well as prompts members who qualify, to schedule a complimentary one-on-one consultation with a Humana pharmacist to conduct a medication review.
“Winning this award showcases that we are helping our members achieve their best health. Medicare populations tend to be older, live with multiple chronic conditions, and tend to take multiple medications, which can make it challenging to take medications safely and as prescribed,” said Labeed Diab, RPh., president of Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “RxMentor helps our Humana members keep a single list of their medications – both prescription and over-the-counter – in a convenient, easy-to-access location and allows them to share it with physicians, care teams and caregivers as they engage in the member’s care.”
Developed in partnership with Humana Pharmacy Solutions, Transcend Insights was awarded the “Best Overall Healthcare Data Analytics Platform” for its IntelligentRx/Anvita Engine analytics technology. This solution was created to provide clinicians with real-time insights at the point of prescribing and at the point of sale to minimize adverse drug events, improve care experiences and lower costs for patients and organizations.
“Together, with Transcend Insights, we set out to develop an analytics engine capable of providing real-time clinical decision support for prescription drug benefits. This was the goal, and what Transcend Insights helped us to attain,” said Scott Greenwell, Pharm.D., vice president of clinical operations at Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “For the first time, Humana Pharmacy Solutions is able to support its prescription decision making with real-time, population-wide analytics to help reduce a patient’s risk, remove unnecessary costs, improve the care experience and as a result, a patient’s health outcomes.”
“Transcend Insights’ Anvita Engine has been powering quality, utilization and safety analytics for Humana’s membership since 2009,” said Marc Willard, president of Transcend Insights. “Since then, we have continued to support Humana’s vision of empowering lifelong well-being by delivering a cloud-based platform that provides an open and scalable foundation to support expanding population health data and analytics demands.”
This year’s MedTech Breakthrough Awards attracted more than 3,000 nominations from more than 12 different countries around the world.
"We are thrilled to recognize Humana and Transcend Insights for not only their technology and innovation, but also their industry leadership and break through contributions to the health and medical technology market," said James Johnson, managing director at MedTech Breakthrough. "With significant contributions in the areas of mobile health and health care data analytics, Humana and Transcend Insights are delivering powerful solutions that have displayed a real-world impact on improving care team workflows and patient care. Congratulations to Humana and Transcend Insights on their well-deserved industry recognition with our 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program."
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings
- Most recent investor conference presentations
- Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information
About Transcend Insights
Transcend Insights, the population health technology company of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), provides solutions that rise above data silos and connect care teams with the insights they need to succeed in a value-based care world. By leveraging its leading-edge approach to data aggregation, interoperability and analytics, Transcend Insights provides health systems and care teams visibility into population performance to support a more proactive and coordinated approach to care. To learn more about how Transcend Insights’ technology empowers the transition to value-based care for improved population health and wellness, visit: www.transcendinsights.com.
About MedTech Breakthrough
The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, is devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough MedTech companies and products in categories including Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health and Fitness, Clinical Administration, Health Care IoT, Genomics, Medical Data, Health Care Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit: www.MedTechBreakthrough.com.