Validation Institute Announces 2020 Health Value Award Finalists

Validation Institute Announces 2020 Health Value Award Finalists

Validation Institute Announces 2020 Health Value Award Finalists

Spotlighting outstanding, value-based healthcare services

Portsmouth, N.H. – February 24, 2020–The Health Value Awards presented by Validation Institute is pleased to recognize the finalists for the 2020 awards program.  Now in its third year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the health care industry.

“It is with great pleasure we announce the Health Value Award finalists for 2020. Participating in the Health Value Awards demonstrates health care companies and providers are not only committed to providing high-quality, value-based health care, but are ready to lead the industry in a new, exciting, and necessary direction,” said RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute.

Health Value Award candidates complete a lengthy and rigorous application process, particularly those nominated in a peer review categories who participate in an in-depth evaluation to ensure the accuracy of performance claims. This year’s finalists are:


Peer-reviewed Finalists

Abacus Health Solutions – Diabetes Care Rewards

Allergychoices – Allergy Control Program

Apta Health, LLC

ARC Fertility

Blossom Bariatrics – Fast Track Program

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – Population Health Management Programs

Bockmann Technique


eMindful – eM Life

EmpiRx Health

Fast Health

finHealth, Inc. – finHealth Navigator


Green Imaging, LLC

MedEncentive – Mutual Accountability and Information Therapy (MAIT)

Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery – Outpatient Surgery Program

MindSciences, Inc. – Unwinding Anxiety

MMS Analytics d/b/a MyMedicalShopper – MyMedicalShopper

NOVA Healthcare Administrators – Health Plan Performance Management

PACE, Inc. – Orthopedic Surgery Commercial Insurance Bundles for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

Proactive MD – Advanced Primary Care

Rx Manage

Signify Health (formerly Remedy Partners) – Remedy Episode of Care Management Program

Suquino – Saffron

Solveglobal, LLC – Musculoskeletal Disorders/Conditions (MSD) Health Solutions

Texas Medical Management – Free Market Surgery

The Leapfrog Group – Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Tria Health – Pharmacy Advocate Program


University of Texas at Austin – Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin

U.S. HealthCenter, Inc. – PredictiMed

Virta Health

Virtual Physical Therapists

Wildflower Health – Maternity Digital Application


Non-peer-reviewed Finalists


Alegeus – Smart Account

AmeriBen/IEC Group

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield – Cooperative Care

Brighton Health Plan Solutions – Create

Carmel Clay Schools – Carmel Clay Schools Wellness Center

Concord Management Resources – Members Health Plan New Jersey

Connect Healthcare Collaboration

Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute – The Step Ahead Plan

City of Austin, TX – PE Anytime Program


DispatchHealth  – Clinical Service Line | Advanced Care and Extended Care 


Healthcare Transformation Consortium

Health-E Commerce

IM Health – Worldwide Centers of Excellence for Oncology


Metro Nashville Public Schools – Teachers’ Health Plan

NYU Langone Health – Transform Diabetes Care

Scripta Insights

Simpara – Simpara Direct

SmartHealth PayCard

Spire – HR Journey Builder and Periscope Analytics

StableRise – EMR Workstation

StanData Technology – StanData App




Honorary Award Recipients

Validation Institute is pleased to acknowledge these outstanding individuals who have dedicated their careers to disrupting the health care status quo, bringing innovative practices to the forefront to ensure higher quality health care offerings and services for America’s workforce at lower costs.


Hall of Fame

Marty Makary, MD

Clayton Christensen


Lifetime Achievement | Clinical Care

Keith Smith, Founder & CEO, Surgery Center of Oklahoma


Lifetime Achievement | Health Benefits Innovation

Dave Chase, Co-founder & CEO, Health Rosetta


Outstanding 2020 Benefits Advisor/Broker

Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group


Outstanding 2020 Employer/Union Benefits Manager

Katie Archer, Director, Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Design, Planning, and Analysis, The Hartford


Outstanding 2020 Corporate Senior Leader, Health Benefits

Lisa Woods, Senior Director of Benefits, Walmart


Winners will be announced live at the Health Value Awards ceremony at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 29, 2020 as part of Health Value Day (co-located with World Health Care Congress). Tickets for the awards ceremony and Health Value Day are on sale now. Employers, healthcare vendors, and benefits advisors (including non-finalists and non-applicants) are encouraged to join Validation Institute for this day of celebration and education.


About the Validation Institute:

Validation Institute is an independent, objective, 3rd party organization on a mission to improve the quality and cost of healthcare. Based in Portsmouth, N.H., the organization is made up of a network of health benefits purchasers, health benefits advisors, and healthcare solution providers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare.