Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 496-bed academic medical center and teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, picked Solana Beach-based OneHealth Solutions Inc., to assist primary care patients with an online and mobile peer support platform.
Named a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2012, BMC will offer eligible primary care patients 24/7 access to OneHealth’s private, HIPAA-compliant platform of social health communities, including "Tobacco Free," "Stress Reduction," "Obesity," and "Depression" to help them achieve specific health goals.
OneHealth will be launched initially through BMC’s tobacco cessation program.
OneHealth’s mobile platform will help BMC reach its underserved population, which has a high degree of cellphone ownership but lower than average computer access. The OneHealth platform is an important step forward in reducing barriers and helping engage patients.
“Our vision from the beginning has been to integrate peer support communities with gaming techniques and clinical expertise to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs,” said Bruce Springer, CEO of OneHealth.