Validation Institute Holds Virtual Health Value Awards, Celebrates Healthcare Champions and Vendors

Validation Institute Holds Virtual Health Value Awards, Celebrates Healthcare Champions and Vendors

Validation Institute Holds Virtual Health Value Awards, Celebrates Healthcare Champions and Vendors

Portsmouth, N.H. – March 30, 2020 – The Health Value Awards presented by Validation Institute was held virtually today and recognized healthcare leaders and innovative vendors across the country.   Now in its third year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.

“Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance and strength and dedication of healthcare workers in our country.  While we were able to celebrate our finalists in person, we feel it was important to host this event virtually, celebrate these leaders and all they do for the industry,” 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 category who participate in an in-depth evaluation to ensure the accuracy of performance claims. This year’s winners are:


Non-Peer-Reviewed Award Winners

Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative

Healthcare Transformation Consortium


HRIS Technology Vendor



Large Group

Gold: Metro Nashville Public Schools

Silver: City of Austin, TX 


Marketing Company



Mid-sized Group

Gold (Tie): Carmel Clay Schools

Gold (Tie): AmeriBen/IEC Group



Gold: Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute

Silver (Tie): Alegeus

Silver (Tie): Health-E Commerce

Silver (Tie): Scripta Insights

Silver (Tie): youturn


Peer-Reviewed Award Winners

Alternative Reimbursement Vendors

Signify Health (formerly Remedy Partners)


Behavioral Health/EAP

MindSciences, Inc.


Bundled Surgery Providers

Gold: Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery

Silver: Texas Medical Management


Care Coordination

Apta Health


Diabetes Management

Gold: Virta Health

Silver: Abacus Health Solutions

Bronze: Tria Health 


Fertility Vendors

ARC Fertility


Maternity Management

Wildflower Health


Mindfulness Vendors



Musculoskeletal Management

Gold: Virtual Physical Therapists

Silver: University of Texas at Austin – Musculoskeletal Institute

Bronze: Solveglobal


Obesity-related Solutions

Blossom Bariatrics


Pharmacy Benefits Management

Gold: Drexi

Silver: EmpiRx Health


Population Health Management

Gold: US HealthCenter

Silver: MedEncentive


Primary Care

Proactive MD


Specialty Imaging

Green Imaging


Telemedicine Vendors (Honorable Mention)



Third-party Administrator

Nova Healthcare Administrators 


Transparency Tools

Gold: The Leapfrog Group

Silver: MMS Analytics d/b/a MyMedicalShopper

Bronze: freshbenies


Wellness Vendor

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina


Honorary Award Recipients

Hall of Fame

Marty Makary, MD


Hall of Fame (Posthumous)

Clayton Christensen


Lifetime Achievement | Clinical Care

Keith Smith, MD,  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


About the Validation Institute:

Validation Institute is a membership organization made up of a network of healthcare vendors, health benefits advisors, and purchaser benefit managers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare.