Wellsmith Selected as a 2018 GEC Catalyst Award Honoree
Award Ceremony Set For Connected Health Conference in Boston
AUSTIN, TX, September 5, 2018 – Wellsmith, a provider of consumer health engagement solutions, has been recognized as a finalist and Honoree for the Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award, which recognizes organizations that have designed cutting-edge technologies or are using technology in such a way that could lead to exponential sustainability gains.
The Green Electronics Council (GEC) will recognize Wellsmith as an Honoree during the Catalyst Award ceremony, which will take place at the Connected Health Conference in Boston, October 17-19, where Wellsmith will exhibit in booth #312.
The Catalyst Awards seek to inspire innovation in the design, manufacture, and use of Information Technology to advance sustainability globally. This year’s awards focused on advancing human wellness through IT in two areas: “Catalyzing Impact at Scale,” which recognizes organizations that have achieved a large-scale sustainability impact due to their design, manufacture and/or use of IT and “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation,” which recognizes organizations that have designed cutting-edge technologies or used technology in such a way that could lead to exponential sustainability gains.
“We are delighted to be honored by a distinguished panel of healthcare leaders for our work in managing chronic disease populations,” said Jeanne Teshler, CEO of Wellsmith. “Our platform delivers best-in-class health and wellness experiences to consumers demanding more interaction and support between doctor visits. For physicians and health systems, Wellsmith offers insightful population health management for chronic disease at scale.”
“GEC is pleased that the independent judging panel chose Wellsmith as an Honoree for the 2018 GEC Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award,” said Nancy Gillis, CEO Green Electronics Council. “Technology plays an essential role in the future of efficient and effective healthcare. Wellsmith, by enabling patients to see the cause and effect of their actions, is an example of an innovative technology that empowers the individual and increases their well-being. GEC is excited that Wellsmith is making the promise of innovative healthcare technology a reality.”
Wellsmith connects the dots for consumers by combining existing resources like a doctor’s care plan and measurement devices to create an experiential learning opportunity driven by the consumer. Prescribed by physicians and currently being used at Cone Health in North Carolina, Wellsmith’s digital care plan helps Type 2 diabetics manage and potentially reverse the effects of their chronic lifestyle disease. Care plans include personalized metrics for weight loss, glucose monitoring, medication adherence, and exercise; along with a fitness tracker, digital scale, digital glucometer and smartphone application with guidance in simple, memorable, actionable steps. For physicians and care teams, the Wellsmith care team portal tracks glucose, medication, diet, and exercise to give medical professionals a comprehensive and real-time view of consumers’ health.
About The Green Electronics Council
The Green Electronics Council (GEC) is a mission-driven non-profit that seeks to achieve a world in which only sustainable IT products are designed, manufactured, and purchased. GEC’s flagship program is EPEAT, the leading global type 1 ecolabel for IT products used by public and private sector purchasers in over 43 countries. Visit www.greenelectronicscouncil.org
Wellsmith’s mission is to reduce the burden of lifestyle diseases through population risk management by innovating where healthcare, community, and technology converge. Visit www.wellsmith.com