PEMBROKE, Mass. (October 7, 2015) – ConsumerMedical announced today that it has been recognized as a winner in The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s 10th annual Superstars and Industry Innovators awards. Aligning with the growing trend toward healthcare consumerism, the awards highlight industry leaders and companies that have transformed the corporate health and benefits field and increased patient engagement in their own healthcare decisions. David Hines, founder and CEO of ConsumerMedical, was named a 2015 Industry Innovator in recognition of the company’s commitment to creating more informed and confident consumers of healthcare.
“The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism and ConsumerMedical share the common mission of empowering patients to navigate the healthcare system and make the best medical decisions for themselves and their families,” said David Hines, CEO and Founder, ConsumerMedical. “We are thrilled and honored to receive this award, and we look forward to continuing our work to advance the industry’s movement toward patient engagement and quality, cost-effective healthcare.”
Hines will accept the award on ConsumerMedical’s behalf in November at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s 2015 IHC FORUM West conference in Las Vegas. At the event, Hines will also participate in a panel discussion, “Educating Employees to Make the Best Health Plan Choices,” which will cover the latest strategies and technologies to engage consumers in their healthcare decisions.
Founded in 1996, ConsumerMedical delivers health concierge services including treatment decision support and expert opinion services for all conditions to more than 1 million members at mid-large size employers. The company specializes in supporting consumers with tailored, comprehensive, up-to-date information and clinical expertise for their medical conditions, diagnoses and treatment options. By empowering consumers to make educated decisions about their healthcare needs, ConsumerMedical serves as a catalyst for better patient experiences and higher satisfaction, while guaranteeing financial return on investment for its employer clients.
ConsumerMedical™ is a pioneer in treatment decision support and health concierge programs. The company’s Guided Patient Support program helps consumers answer the five most important questions in healthcare: What do I have? What do I need? Where do I go? What does it cost? and How do I connect? For nearly twenty years, the company has provided employees and their dependents with the personalized information and support they need to navigate the healthcare system and become more confident healthcare consumers. By combining trusted clinical expertise and personalized research, expert opinion, and advocacy support, ConsumerMedical empowers individuals to make educated decisions about their health and healthcare decisions.