OneHealth™ Signs Services Agreement with Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup Maryland First to Launch Peer Supported Social Health Communities
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. -- January 7, 2013
OneHealth™ Solutions, Inc., the leading behavior change company improving
health outcomes and the cost of care management for patients, providers,
payers and employers, has signed a services agreement with Amerigroup
Corporation (NYSE: AGP), a publicly funded health insurance company managing
Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and long-term care programs covering approximately
2.7 million members in 12 states, to market and implement the OneHealth
platform in its Maryland health plan.
“We look forward to offering our Maryland members access to the OneHealth
program as part of our goal of providing quality, cost-effective peer support
solutions that help empower our members to achieve their goals,” said Dr.
Juliana Ekong, national medical director, Behavioral Health, Amerigroup
The company’s Maryland subsidiary, Amerigroup Maryland, serving approximately
215,000 members, will launch the OneHealth program in early 2013 as part of a
OneHealth provides a private, secure, HIPAA-compliant online and mobile
platform where members support each other emotionally and are motivated to
attain meaningful behavioral change. The technology-enabled services offering
utilizes gaming techniques coupled with the online influence of family,
friends and peers with similar conditions to empower members to achieve
specific health goals.
The program includes access to peer health coaches, community managers, expert
discussions, and live online meetings and group chats where members can learn
and interact with guest experts to drive positive behavior change.
Participating Amerigroup state health plan members can interact 24/7 with
members in OneHealth’s behavioral health communities. It is anticipated that
the marketing agreement will expand over time to include participation in
OneHealth's complete Social Solutioning® platform, which provides support and
communities for a wide range of chronic behavioral and medical conditions
including depression, diabetes, stress reduction, asthma, obesity and
“This agreement is an important milestone for our long-term growth strategy,
and demonstrates the value OneHealth provides to help improve health
outcomes,” said Bruce Springer, CEO of OneHealth.
In addition to the agreement with Amerigroup, OneHealth is pursuing marketing
opportunities with additional partners.
About Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in
publicly funded health care programs. Currently serving approximately 2.7
million members in 12 states nationwide, Amerigroup expects to expand
operations to its 13th state, Kansas, as a result of previously awarded state
contract. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve
health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to
reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Amerigroup accepts all eligible
people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.
About OneHealth Solutions, Inc.
OneHealth is the leading behavior change platform for the healthcare industry
via a technology-enabled services model that lowers the costs of care
management and provides greater outcomes for chronic patient populations. Our
web and mobile-based Social Solutioning® program influences positive behavior
to improve health and deliver measurable value through a patented combination
of social-networking technology, evidence-based clinical principals and
engaging game mechanics. For additional information visit www.onehealth.com.
OneHealth Solutions, Inc.
Drew Paxton, 858-947-6333 x204
Chief Marketing Officer
Myla Wagner Public Relations
Myla Wagner, 925-736-7515
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