Press Release

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.