Pharmacy benefits: 3 questions to ask to reduce plan costs

  By David McKay Deputy General Counsel Prescryptive Health Manufacturer rebates play a major cost-saving role in a well-designed pharmacy benefits plan. But too much focus on driving those rebates can distract from the bigger goal: Reducing overall net plan costs. A plan that bolsters your bottom line and provides the prescription benefits members want […]

Ayble Health is the First Company to Achieve FoodMed Certification from the Validation Institute

BOSTON, Sept. 19th, 2023 — Ayble Health, a digital health platform for patients with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, today announced it is the first digital health company to receive the prestigious FoodMed Certification from  Validation Institute (VI). This achievement underscores the company’s dedication to delivering a reliable and evidence-based solution for those struggling with chronic digestive health conditions, […]

Validation Institute Confirms Advanta Health’s Industry-Leading Member Engagement with Outcomes Validation

Advanta Health’s ActiveFit® platform incentivizes wellness in the workplace and its impact on member engagement is best in class according to Validation Institute NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Advanta Health Solutions, Inc. (,  a leading health technology company that helps plans and plan sponsors improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, members, and customers, […]

Validation Institute certifies Spring Health as the first and only comprehensive mental health solution to show net savings for customers, lowering total health plan spend by $2,430 per participant in the first six months of engagement

The largest study of its kind conclusively demonstrates that Spring Health more than pays for itself, delivering $4.10 in total savings for every dollar invested by customers. NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Spring Health, the most comprehensive global mental health solution for employers and health plans, today received external validation showing that its customers realized a significant […]

Your PBM is the Problem

  By Josh Golden Senior Vice President, Strategy Capital Rx It’s 2023.  Plan sponsors are struggling with the relentless increase in prescription drug prices.  Specialty pharmaceutical costs continue to skyrocket, and the entire system is becoming unsustainable. But let’s be honest… we were singing the same song in 2022.  And 2015.  The truth is that […]

Quizzify’s Comprehensive Wegovy Economics Estimator Achieves Metrics Validation

WOBURN, MA., August 18, 2023 – Validation Institute today conferred its Metrics Validation on what is believed to be the most comprehensive calculator of the full cost of coverage of GLP-1s for weight loss. Whether and at what level to cover weight-loss drugs is arguably the single most controversial and potentially costly decision that most […]

Validation Institute Announces Program Validation Achievement

August 3, 2023 Press Contact: Aimee O’Brien E:   Woburn, MA: (August 3, 2023)—Acacia Mental Health (“Acacia”), the leader in rapid, medication-free treatment of depression and anxiety, announced that it has achieved the prestigious Program Validation from Validation Institute for its BRAIN™ protocol. The Program Validation delivers unmatched cost reductions and better outcomes for […]

Validation Institute Announces Addition of Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH to Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for FoodMed Certified

Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute, and Former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for Validation Institute’s FoodMed Certified Program. WOBURN, MASS. (PRWEB) JULY 27, 2023 Validation Institute (VI) announced that Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute, and […]

Going “Digital” Isn’t Enough: Outcomes Must Drive Digital Health Strategy

  By Dan Shields Vice President, Ochsner Connected Health Diabetes and Hypertension have long had drastic impact on health and driven cost. Delayed care associated with the pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. At the same time, provider shortages and healthcare economics are causing drastic access to care issues, putting increased strain on providers. A […]

Validation Institute Announces Dr. James Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA, MS Joins Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for FoodMed Certified

Validation Institute (VI) announced that Dr. James Gillespie, Chief Health Officer at Umoja Food for Health and Sr. Advisor to the Stanford University School of Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for VI’s newly launched FoodMed Certified Program. WOBURN, MASS. (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2023 Validation Institute (VI) announced that Dr. James Gillespie, Chief […]

Validation Institute confirms savings from Ochsner Digital Medicine

The chronic disease management program is available in all 50 states and has been proven to reduce health care spending for employers and healthcare plan purchasers. June 26, 2023 – New Orleans – Ochsner Digital Medicine has achieved Validation for Savings by the Validation Institute, an independent non-profit organization. The Institute confirmed in a new propensity-matched study […]

New Book Features Walmart’s History in Healthcare – From $4 Prescriptions to Today’s Walmart Health ‘Super Centers’

Walmart’s three-decade history in healthcare from Sam Walton’s vision to control costs to today’s doctor-staffed Walmart Health “super centers” are featured in a new book: “Walmart’s Second Opinion: How a Retail Giant Is Bringing Cost Transparency and Better Quality to Healthcare, ” published by Validation Institute   WOBURN, MASS. (PRWEB) JUNE 14, 2023 As retailers rush […]