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Health Tech Startup, Insurance Company Partner to Improve Patient Outcomes

11:00 EDT 2 Oct 2017 | PR Web

Kiio and WEA Trust look to lower costs for patients and leverage evidence-based medicine.

MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) October 02, 2017

Further validating that healthcare payers are actively investing in solutions to improve value through enhanced member engagement, Kiio Inc. announced today it has received a $1 million investment from WEA Trust, a not-for-profit insurance company that provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin.

“We’re excited about Kiio because their individualized care solution transforms the way members interact with healthcare,” WEA Trust President and CEO Mike Quist said. “It’s our vision at WEA Trust to ensure our members receive effective, affordable, convenient and high-quality care.”

The Kiio Platform, which launched in January, optimizes outcomes and the patient experience by delivering individualized information and care tailored to a patient’s specific situation. Kiio’s Low Back Pain program employs an automated multi-level screening and triage process to provide the patient with evidence-based care and coaching to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

“We are very excited to have WEA Trust as both a customer and an innovative partner,” Kiio President and CEO Dave Grandin said. “Their investment reinforces an alignment of interests where technology conveniently enables improved outcomes for patients at lower costs for both the patient and insurer.”

The capital will be used to further advance commercialization efforts of Kiio’s Low Back Pain Program. Kiio has stated plans to seek venture capital investment in 2018 for further development and commercialization of its health engagement platform.

About Kiio
Kiio’s health engagement platform enables both payers and providers to leverage evidence-based medicine, mobile patient engagement, telehealth, and data analytics to deliver and monitor care tailored to each patient’s needs. Kiio’s innovative programs automate the process of screening, assessment, triage, and exercise for low back pain, total joint replacement, and rehabilitation. To learn more, please visit http://www.kiio.com.

About WEA Trust
The WEA Trust provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin. The not-for-profit WEA Trust was created in 1970 to serve Wisconsin school district employees. Today, the WEA Trust offers its top-rate service and quality benefits to all state, county and municipal groups.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14755942.htm

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