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HealthPrize Selects Symphony Services to Help Drive Product Innovation and Transform Market for Medication Adherence SolutionsLaunch of New iPhone/Android App Mobilizes HealthPrize Platform; Additional Solutions in Development (December 12, 2011)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/11 -- Committed to developing engaging solutions that inspire, encourage and reward patients for properly adhering to prescription medications, HealthPrize Technologies, an innovative Internet-based software company, has selected Symphony Services, a leader in software and product engineering services, to build next-generation medication adherence solutions under a multi-year, multi-project engagement.
The market for connected healthcare is expected to grow dramatically in the next few years. In its Global Mobile Health Market Report 2010-2015, mobile research firm, research2guidance, estimates that smartphone apps will enable the connected healthcare industry to successfully reach out to 500 million of a total of 1.4 billion smartphone users in 2015. Symphony's partnership with HealthPrize supports the explosion of mobile technology in healthcare, providing HealthPrize with expertise building software and industry-specific applications, while allowing HealthPrize to focus exclusively on new generations of technology healthcare innovation.
"HealthPrize is a pioneering leader in the development of on-demand and mobile solutions that address an enormous need in the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets," said Sanjay Dhawan, president and CEO of Symphony. "Working with HealthPrize to design and deploy important solutions that will help reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of life of chronically ill patients is rewarding work for our team. The collaboration between Symphony and HealthPrize is a perfect example of how innovative independent software vendors (ISVs) can partner with technology and solutions specialists, such as Symphony, to bring their vision of next-generation applications to life."
Commenting on the partnership, Tom Kottler, HealthPrize CEO, said, "Thanks to Symphony Services, we don't need to expend our own time and energy on customizing solutions and applications for various technology platforms and device formats, but instead can focus our internal resources on innovative product design, development and sales. Experts like Symphony enable us to leverage their expertise and experience to make our innovative solutions available to many patients quickly and more efficiently than ever before."
The most recent result of this collaboration is the launch of HealthPrize's mobile app for iPhone and Android smart phones, making it the first app of its kind to provide an integrated platform of creative rewards, games, education, and competitions designed to improve medication adherence. This first HealthPrize app is available for use by registered HealthPrize participants, and is currently being used by participants in an asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pilot study in collaboration with RealAge, a leading online wellness company.
About HealthPrize Technologies
HealthPrize Technologies, founded in September 2009, provides an innovative approach to addressing the problem of medication non-adherence with a program that is fun, engaging and educational. For more information, visit http://www.HealthPrize.com, or call 203-604-6820.
About Symphony Services
Symphony Services is a software innovation company. We help our clients ideate, develop, deploy and manage innovative software and software-enabled products. Our solutions address traditional and new software product engineering challenges created by faster release cadences, the need for mobile cross-platform user experiences and the shift to a cloud delivery model. Symphony's unique Outcome Certainty engagement model enables our clients to accelerate their product experiences while tackling a wide range of new development complexity and cost challenges with guaranteed results. Our global client base includes eight of the 10 largest software manufacturers, along with leading healthcare, retail, financial, telecom and clean-tech companies. For more information, please visit www.symphonysv.com.
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