- Posted by Next IT Healthcare
- On January 5, 2015
Premier pharma and biotech magazine PM360 names Next IT a 2014 Innovator for software that helps patients manage chronic disease
Spokane, Wash. (January 5, 2015) – Next IT, developer of Alme, the world’s most trusted virtual assistant platform, today announced their recently launched Alme Health Coach was recognized in PM360’s 2014 Innovators list. Alme Health Coach is an intelligent virtual health assistant that helps patients successfully adhere to their treatment programs for chronic diseases. Released in October 2014, it is the first artificially intelligent virtual assistant purpose-built for chronic disease management.
The innovators list is featured in PM360’s third annual Pharma-Marketing special issue, which this year focused on the importance that change and innovation play in ensuring better health outcomes for patients.
Lack of adherence to medical treatment plans costs the U.S. over 300 billion annually and is a leading cause of non-optimal medical outcomes. Alme Health Coach allows healthcare providers to extend their ability to provide personalized care to each and every patient, increasing the likelihood that they’ll follow their treatment plans as prescribed.
“It’s great to be recognized for the work that went into Alme Health Coach,” said Dr. Thomas Morrow, Chief Medical Officer of Next IT. “What’s even more rewarding is how this technology can improve the lives of real patients. Virtual assistants will play a central role in improving outcomes for patients in the coming years, and Next IT will continue to lead the way.”
By merging advanced language technology with the expertise of leading healthcare professionals, Alme Health Coach is putting cutting-edge assistance in the hands of the patients who need it most while driving down the cost of non-adherence.
Alme Health Coach functions like a virtual caregiver, reminding patients to take their medications, encouraging them to make healthy life choices, answering questions about managing their condition and even prompting them to schedule an appointment to connect with a healthcare professional when necessary.
About Next IT Healthcare
Next IT Healthcare is the leader in patient engagement. We help healthcare organizations drive lasting behavior change and improved outcomes.
Next IT Healthcare launched in 2014 with the debut of Alme Health Coach, a revolutionary solution that delivers advanced virtual assistant capabilities to healthcare-specific environments across mobile, web and chat interfaces. Our mission is to pave the way to a radically healthier population.
Next IT Healthcare is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. Learn more at www.NextITHealthcare.com.
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