December 16, 2020
SAN MATEO, Calif., December 16, 2020 — Evidation Health and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced today they are joining forces to co-develop and launch Achievement for Heart Health–a health engagement experience built on Evidation’s Achievement platform–that will make it easier than ever before for individuals to better understand and engage with their cardiovascular health outside clinic-based settings.
Achievement for Heart Health is an individualized, curated health program, co-developed by a team of experts from ACC, that empowers individuals to better manage their heart health from anywhere. Through the program, which will initially focus on heart failure, individuals will be able to continuously monitor and learn from data relevant to their cardiovascular health from the comfort of their home. Individuals can share activity, sleep, blood pressure, and symptom information, including permissioned app and wearable data. Participants will also receive personalized, evidence-based educational content on topics like heart medications, nutrition, and stress management from CardioSmart, ACC’s patient engagement program, which includes a library of cardiovascular health resources, as well as patient navigation tools to guide provider visits.
“The Achievement for Heart Health program will help ACC and our research partners better understand the complex, individualized patient journey of those with heart failure, with a goal of improving how patients live with and manage one of the most common cardiovascular conditions affecting Americans today,” said ACC Chief Innovation and Science and Quality Officer John S. Rumsfeld, M.D., Ph.D., FACC. “The combination of Evidation’s platform and ACC’s clinical and scientific expertise will enable groundbreaking opportunities to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health and outcomes.”
“We are proud to collaborate with ACC, which is already leading the digital transformation of cardiovascular care delivery, to broadly expand individuals’ access to their world class expertise, research, and educational resources,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Co-CEO of Evidation. “Together with ACC, we look forward to collaborating with researchers and sponsors who are committed to developing products and services that are directly informed by patients in their everyday life.”
The Achievement for Heart Health program will be open to collaborators following Evidation’s consent-per-use model, where participants provide consent for each program in which they participate and receive compensation for their contribution to research. Achievement, Evidation’s app and network of nearly 4 million individuals, is the largest and most demographically and geographically diverse connected cohort in the United States, representing 50 states and 9 out of every 10 ZIP codes nationwide.
ACC and Evidation invite collaborators who share an interest in developing new ways to empower individuals to better manage their heart health to reach out at email@example.com.
Evidation measures health in everyday life and enables anyone to participate in ground-breaking research and health programs. Built upon a foundation of user privacy and control over permissioned health data, Evidation’s Achievement platform is trusted by millions of individuals—generating data with unprecedented speed, scale, and rigor. We partner with leading healthcare companies to understand health and disease outside the clinic walls. Guided by our mission to enable and empower everyone to participate in better health outcomes, Evidation is working to bring people individualized, proactive, and accessible healthcare—faster. Founded in 2012, Evidation Health is headquartered in California with additional offices around the globe. To learn more, visit evidation.com, or follow us on Twitter @evidation.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.