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Healthiest Companies in America Embrace Wellness

“The Healthiest Companies in America award recipients prove that employers can both engage their employees and improve their health outcomes . . . . With holistic, engaging and personalized workplace wellness programs that encourage and achieve great participation, employees lead healthier and more productive lives.”

That’s a direct quote from the president and CEO of Interactive Health, Cathy Kenworthy, in an article by Employee Benefit News (EBN) that discusses what makes a wellness program truly successful. The answer will vary based on how deep an employer is willing to go. For example, EBN asks some important questions an employer sponsor should consider:

  1. “Does having healthier employees who use less sick time make a wellness program successful . . .”
  2. “. . . or does the continued investment in an employee’s HSA [Health Savings Account] make the program?”
  3. “Is physical health the goal or is it financial, or mental, or even social?”
Wellness Is Not One Dimensional

Why The Health Not?™ believes true healthcare must address a variety of hidden factors that determine physical wellbeing. Because uncovering the underlying root causes of stress—whether they be financial, emotional, social, intellectual, or spiritual challenges—are the systemic prognosticators of healthy, successful, productive employees.

While some companies recognized among the Healthiest Companies in America focus on promoting physical health in their wellness programs, others go beyond. Ms. Kenworthy’s company includes addressing emotional needs. Yet another, Benefitfocus, targets financial wellness, citing the increasingly debt-laden millennial generation as they enter the workforce.

Employer’s Are Evaluated By Job Seekers

Yes, financial help with student debt is a big plus for millennial job seekers. But the most important shift happening in today’s job market is how far employers will go to recognize the myriad stressors of a complicated, hectic world. There is no doubt competition is fierce, the pace of life is blurry, juggling priorities remains an art, and paying for it all is . . . well, hard.

Employers that prove they understand these overwhelming and universal challenges among their workforce are increasingly viewed as career-worthy destinations. So, if the need exists and you offer it, does that mean engagement, improved whole person wellness, and the Holy Grail: reduced healthcare costs?

Engagement With Benefits Equals Success

To repeat from the opening quote of this article,

“holistic, engaging and personalized workplace wellness programs,” is the end game.

And it describes our vision at Why The Health Not?™ It’s our end game, too. You see, our Health Oriented Pairing Engine (our HOPE app) is a digital health platform—a whole person digital ecosystem—that tracks and gamifies 6 Pillars of Wellness.

In order to promote engagement and success toward meeting individual wellness goals, we plan on having a robust ecosystem of providers that can service all areas of wellness for health seekers. We’re also counting on forward-thinking employers to jump on board by promoting our digital health platform to their workforce.

Consequently, we’re signing on professionals who target 6 Pillars of Wellness as we build out our HOPE app (currently slated for Phase 2 Beta Feb 2017). We expect an enthusiastic level of engagement since we’ll be offering HOPE in emotional, financial, intellectual, social and spiritual health. And that’s on top of the all-important segment of physical health. Therefore, we also expect a greater chance of wellness-oriented success.

Healthiest Companies in America Making WTHN’s Case

One of the success stories cited in EBN’s article is Crowley Holdings, Inc. As stated in the article, “Crowley’s objectives were to:

  • “Continue reducing healthcare costs
  • “Improve health outcomes
  • “Increase program participation by both employees and their spouses
  • “Use the program as an employee recruitment and retention tool
  • “Enhance the company’s overall culture of wellness”

Great minds think alike. For these bullet points reflect the premise behind supporting our digital health HOPE app. When an employer truly desires the above, the answer will be found in advances in smart algorithms that put health seekers in control of preventative care and whole person wellness.

Discover HOPE, Learn More

Employers large and small are poised for success when they implement the tools that make their vision for tomorrow begin today. Interested in how digital health can help engage and improve your workforce?

Visit and discover our HOPE app. Learn about our passion to shift from “sick” care to Wellness 2.0. Our HIPAA-compliant ecosystem is anonymous, sharable and educational. And it’s free to all health seekers.

You can help fine-tune a real-time, on-demand support structure that can have a positive long term effect on your company:

Systemic health in your organization, from the workforce itself, in all 6 Pillars, is an important first step.

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Why The Health Not IndieGoGo A Digital Health Platform?

A digital health IndieGoGo campaign is currently underway. Why The Health Not?™  wants to raise awareness and funding for its new algorithm and platform, entering Phase 2 Beta February 2017. As a result, health seekers and wellness professionals are needed as users of its new Health Oriented Pairing Engine (H.O.P.E.). Most importantly, this comprehensive wellness ecosystem propels healthcare to Wellness 2.0.

Because an  innovative, on demand, real-time health tracking and gamification platform in a HIPAA-compliant digital ecosystem means whole-person wellness.

Therefore, Why The Health Not IndieGoGo?

Campaign: Build the Bridge to HOPE

Contributions, first of all, help build The Bridge To HOPE. Since WTHN aims to shift people away from the old (“sick” care) to the new preventative model (true “health” care), a bridge is needed to make that happen. So, enter the infamous bridge of Tbilisi, Georgia. You may remember it was built to connect the old war-torn section of the city to the newly built one over the Kura River. Most noteworthy is what this bridge represents: HOPE for the future. Similarly, major advances in digital health tech are the bridge to the future of healthcare. And WTHN wants to build one of the most important bridge of all. Because this is best way to give the power of healthcare back to individuals.

6 Pillars of Wellness

Since the foundation of overall health is rooted in many areas of our lives, the HOPE algorithm incorporates six categories of wellness. Almost all individuals need help in any particular one of the following 6 Pillars of Wellness:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Social

In addition to pairing users with providers in each of the above pillars, HOPE also directs health seekers to relevant services, resources and educational materials according to individual specs. Therefore, HOPE is a vast, comprehensive, proprietary digital ecosystem.

As a result, specific input from users and providers creates individualized wellness solutions for personal lifestyle management. Finally, HOPE is a secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone app, with real-time collaboration and gamification for maximum engagement and positive outcomes.

Find the IndieGoGo Campaign:
“Why The Health Not?: H.O.P.E., A New Digital Bridge To Total Wellness”

While you’re on the campaign  page, look inside the smartphone app and learn about a variety of perks, including:

  • get first access to the full app
  • receive “The Path To Awesomeness” book
  • add your personal story in a blog to the virtual Bridge of HOPE
  • tell your personal or professional story in an animated short
  • highlight your business to HOPE users in a three-part series

While the IndieGoGo campaign is live until December 1, 2016, WTHN developers are readying for the Phase 2 beta launch of the smartphone app in February 2017.

Maybe you can Help WTHN build the Bridge to HOPE. And participate in true health care, Wellness 2.0, especially relevant to everyone. Since digital health tracking and gamification is the straightest line to real-time life management, it probably means the difference between surviving and thriving.

Video Testimonials and More Information

In conclusion, watch this short video to get a glimpse into the importance of WTHN’s preventative wellness concept. Why The Health Not IndieGoGo? is a question you can probably answer as you help Build the Bridge to Hope. Most of all, you can start your own journey to whole-person wellness and true health care. Consequently, that is WTHN’s ultimate goal. And it should be yours, too!

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WELLNESS PROVIDERS: Good Health Is Good Business

So why is good health good business? Seems like the professionals themselves have some answers to that question. You see, I speak with wellness providers almost everyday about how Why The Health Not?™ is crafting solutions to help wellness seekers find wellness solutions. And while we hone our own approach, it’s especially relevant to view solutions that speak to the providers’ point of view.

Wellness Providers Thrive On Connections

Consequently, their connections are invaluable. Why? Because wellness providers are “in the trenches” with health seekers. As a result, these direct relationships contain valuable insights from both sides. They get to the heart of what works and what doesn’t. Therefore, if the connection between the two is clouded by miscommunication or mistrust, it can’t last and the wellness chain breaks. The top priority for these professional is to maintain a bond with every client. It sustains a patient’s progress toward better health and it also enables providers a heads up on necessary follow-ups. Maybe most noteworthy of all is it promotes sharing the latest developments and resources that could benefit the patient.

Bridge The Gaps Between Wellness Areas

As lower healthcare costs become more important than ever, the trend toward preventative care is also increasingly important. Consequently, the shift to whole-person wellness uncovers several overlooked treatment areas that are not covered by most health insurance plans. However, these have a direct impact on individual wellbeing due to the stresses they can cause. And these stressors erode confidence, motivation and even the immune system itself. Maybe if we close the gap between seekers and providers—in a variety of “nontraditional” wellness sectors, as well—this may boost preventative health practices and professions. Importantly, it may also lower healthcare costs.

P2P Communication Via Digital Health Platform

Why The Health Not?™ also believes communication is key to patients’ wellbeing. Importantly, our digital health platform is a HIPAA-compliant ecosystem through which patients and health seekers can track all aspects of their treatment programs. Imagine the benefits of being connected to your patients and the other providers who are treating complementary aspects of their health. How powerful would regular Patient-to-Provider and Provider-to-Provider communication be toward insuring health goals are met, medications are properly administered, lapses in follow up minimized? It’s possible with our digital health platform.

Do You Service A Pillar of Wellness?

While good health involves whole-person wellness, Why The Health Not?™ identifies them as 6 Pillars of Wellness. Each pillar is notably detailed in blogs and you can link for additional reading by clicking each pillar listed below. Our health oriented pairing engine (the HOPE app, slated for Phase 2 Beta February 2017), offers wellness providers a proprietary digital health platform from which they may be matched with health seekers. Therefore, if you offer services that promote wellness in

  • physical,
  • emotional,
  • intellectual,
  • social,
  • spiritual,
  • and financial wellness,

you’re also servicing an important pillar of wellness and there’s a community in our HOPE app where you’ll probably find a warm welcome.

Consider, first of all, how you can achieve the goal of these questions:

  1. can you offer better customer service to clients?
  2. could you generate more referrals from existing customers or patients?
  3. might you be more efficient in the marketing of your practice?
  4. share the costs of media, videos, or public relations with other professionals?
  5. maximize social media’s power of persuasion?

Now consider this: Join a collaborative marketing network on a digital health and wellness platform. Our HOPE app fits the bill. What it offers includes:

  • Proactive support network for customers or patients
  • proactive wellness solution for employees
  • customer acquisition tool for the business
  • collaborative marketing network to leverage referrals from like-minded businesses or practices
  • social support network and real-time wellness map for personal needs

In conclusion, the HOPE app smart algorithm matches individual consumers with wellness providers, products, services, and educational materials.

The mission of Why The Health Not?™ is to simplify healthcare by connecting people to the services and resources they need for whole-person wellness.

Join Phase 2 Beta Today

Finally, our business development team is currently filling provider spots in a variety of wellness sectors mentioned above. Most noteworthy: The HOPE proprietary ecosystem is a direct line to an expanded clientele. Additionally, you have a great opportunity to find potential clients. We forecast a health-seeker-to-wellness-provider ratio of 30:1, based on the demographics of the Boise, Idaho metropolitan region. Therefore, if you service the 6 Pillars of Wellness, we offer an ecosystem of HOPE.

So please visit to learn more about our HOPE app digital health platform. Make it your business to explore how a shift in preventative care propels healthcare to Wellness 2.0.

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Develop Idaho Participant Chrissy Larsen of Why The Health Not?™
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Develop Idaho: Digital Health Start-Up Why The Health Not?™

Develop Idaho: Digital Health Start-Up Announcement

Why The Health Not?™ Offers New & Innovative Wellness Solutions

Fresh off a dramatic announcement at the annual Develop Idaho technology convention on September 14, 2016, Why The Health Not?™ (WTHN) is picking up steam toward finding principal investment. WTHN is a new technology company that is building solutions for wellness seekers and providers that maximize the user/provider relationship utilizing advances in digital health applications.

Gathering Entrepreneurial Visionaries

Notably, the keynote speaker was Gregg Kaplan, founder and former chief executive officer of Redbox. You probably already know its growth history, a VC-funded start-up and now a ubiquitous presence. Definitely a model to strive for. And, furthermore, a great showcase for Develop Idaho’s mantra of helping technology companies start, grow and thrive. Also among the attendees were many other entrepreneurs with long term visions.

One such visionary was Chrissy Larsen, CEO of WTHN, who spoke at a breakout session following Kaplan’s address. She announced WTHN has developed an algorithm that matches clients to providers, services, and educational material based on the client’s needs and the provider’s abilities.

Health Oriented Pairing Engine

H.O.P.E., a Health Oriented Pairing Engine, creates optimal patient experiences. Referrals won’t be based on word of mouth, marketing hype or advertising. Instead, the pairing engine will pair health seeker to provider along customized parameters. Each party’s needs or service benefits will be entered into their HOPE smartphone app. They’ll be matched according to their particular needs and geographical settings—similar to process of a dating app.

“The relationship between the patient and wellness professional is one of the most important instruments to health.”

Larsen stated, “Individuals are more likely to trust their providers and follow their treatment plans when the relationship with their provider is strong. This leads to better outcomes, more honesty, better diagnoses, and a higher chance of preventing long term or potentially fatal diseases. This is perhaps the most important tool in proactive medicine since mobile technology began tracking our wellness.”

Shift Toward Wellness 2.0

Additionally, Develop Idaho attendees were given a detailed and unique philosophy on healthcare. WTHN believes the foundation of a true shift toward the future of healthcare, Wellness 2.0, means actively promoting overall, or whole-person health. Larsen and her team developed the “6 Pillars of Wellness,” utilizing key insights from another Idaho organization. Healthwise is best known for its innovative publications on proactive wellness. And many are actively adopted by organizations such as WebMD. Additionally, Larsen combines her experience as a wellness provider with extensive research from her data scientists. As a result, the 6 Pillars program smartly links all aspects of an individual’s wellness to define and reach overall wellbeing.

6 Pillars of Wellness

The 6 Pillars represent wellness in Physical, Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Financial, and Spiritual portions of our lives. What is the take away? True health means all of our pillars are strong. Because each affects the other.

“People need to understand that all aspects of our life are related,” Larsen explained.

“For example, the stress that comes from being financially unstable has real impacts on our emotional and physical health. So no matter how often you see a therapist or a doctor, you’re never going to be healthy unless you address the underlying stressor. This is the same for all of your pillars of wellness.” Larsen continued, “I’ve lost too many friends and family members to preventable illnesses and it’s my personal mission to bring people education and technology resources that can improve their health and hopefully save their lives.”

Mobile App Betas

Along with the H.O.P.E. algorithm and the 6 Pillars of Wellness, WTHN shared other exciting announcements. Their first mobile app recently moved from MVP to nearing the end of its second iteration. This app, named What The Health?, expands on the company’s tongue-in-cheek name. Its anonymous messaging board allows users to ask wellness questions, provide answers to others, and seek advice about the 6 Pillars of Wellness.

Larsen highlighted the importance of anonymity. She explained it provides a safe space for people to discuss sensitive topics without fear of judgment. This fear is real, as many of us have experienced on social platforms.

WTHN will also be launching a first-of-its-kind digital dashboard. A snapshot of whole wellness is the goal. The 6 Pillars program will be user-friendly, offer real-time tracking and life mapping. Importantly, it will be HIPAA-compliant. Phase 2 Beta for the H.O.P.E. app begins February 2017.

So please visit and learn more about how to participate in this forward-thinking digital health platform.


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Why The Health Not?™ is a health and wellness digital health start-up founded in Meridian, Idaho by Chrissy Larsen. WTHN seeks to bring corporate wellness plans to health seekers, professional service providers, and employers. Its unique and inexpensive technologies and educational resources offer a proactive shift to whole-person wellness. Through engagement comes empowerment, and the success that follows. For more information about this topic, please contact Chrissy Larsen at 208-412-5159 or email at [email protected].

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Health Tracking Is The Future Of Whole-Person Wellness

Why The Health Not?™ wants to be your health tracking analytics solution. Through digital health applications, smart technology, data science, and the power of the Internet, we’ve designed a matchmaking platform that makes progressive medicine attainable, affordable and available for everyone—everywhere. As a result, WTHN gives people power over their lives!

Health Tracking Means Real-Time Empowerment

In order to develop a better picture of your overall wellness, it’s essential to get involved in every aspect of your health. Since overall wellness means more than just physical health, we’ve designed our platform to be comprehensive. The 6 Pillars of Wellness that help you thrive also include Emotional, Intellectual, Financial, Social, and Spiritual health.

Customize each pillar according to your wants and needs. Then go exploring in our

  • comprehensive,
  • patient-centric,
  • HIPAA-compliant
  • ecosystem of wellness

. . . to find

  • providers,
  • services,
  • resources,
  • and educational materials

. . . that will help you strengthen each and every pillar.

Act Like An Olympian

Once you’ve got your baseline of wellness customized, you can track your progress, raise awareness of what relates to your goals, and make them happen. Did you know that one of the keys to success for Olympic athletes is deliberate, methodical charting of their health? Beginning with details of their training regimen to how much they sleep at night, their calories and workout stats—every aspect of their life is linked to numbers that correspond with their health.

Much like an Olympic athlete, the only way to really know where you stand in terms of health is by staying up-to-speed on what’s really going on. Accomplish this by using a platform that let’s you chart all aspects of wellness.

Statistics Prove Health Tracking Works

According to the Pew Research Center for Internet, sciences and tech,

“seven in ten U.S. adults track a health indicator for themselves or for a loved one . . . . Keeping notes on one’s health has been shown to be a tool for improving it, but up until now there has been no measure of how many people engage in this activity.”

WTHN’s digital health app allows you to track a variety of data, for you or your loved ones. Importantly, WTHN’s data scientists will provide analytics to prove the benefits of health tracking among all 6 Pillars of Wellness.

Additional data from Pew states the following, as reported in their article of January 2013 titled, “Tracking For Health:”

  • 46% of trackers say that this activity has changed their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of someone for whom they provide care
  • 40% of trackers say it has led them to ask a doctor new questions or to get a second opinion from another doctor
  • 34% of trackers say it has affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition
  • 7 in 10 U.S. adults have tracked a health indicator for themselves or for someone else

And this is only a baseline. Advances in digital health technology, including our new pairing engine, promise infinite potential, right in the palm of your hands.

Your Healthcare, Your Way

Mapping your six pillars of wellness will give you a real-time snapshot so you can spot deficiencies and positive spurts as you move toward your wellness goals. The more time, attention and effort you put into it, the more likely you’ll notice when things begin to go wrong.

This is what true health care is all about: Preventative, proactive, using digital health to put you on the offensive line of your own wellness.

Sign up for our beta phase and newsletter below!

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Map Your Path To Awesomeness With WTHN’s New App

When was the last time you set a life-changing goal and failed to achieve it? Maybe your path to awesomeness was too long, too hard, or you just didn’t know where to start. That’s the case for many people: The destination isn’t the problem, the path itself is the problem. When your goal is whole-person wellness, you’ll need a path without obstruction, as short as possible, and easy to navigate.

Your Path To Awesomeness Starts Here

Why The Health Not?™ has a mission to empower you with the tools to reach your most important goal: personal health and overall wellbeing. WTHN has created a matchmaking platform designed to make progressive medicine attainable, affordable and available for everyone, everywhere. We’ve designed the framework for your own Path To Awesomeness.

Turning Sick Care Into Health Care

First of all, one of the biggest problems facing the current healthcare system is that professionals, who seem to make all the decisions, are the ones “responsible” for patient’s health. Also, treatments are covered only after the onset of disease or illness. This puts patients on the “defensive.” Essentially, our current system is “sick care.”

On the other hand, real “health care” means putting power back into the hands of individuals—before symptoms arise—in a system that allows patients to monitor their health and wellness, on their terms. Therefore, a real change won’t happen until this shift in perspective and power occurs.

Reclaim Ownership Of Your Wellness

WTHN wants to empower individuals to radically transform their personal health and overall wellbeing. How? Through the creation of a Health Oriented Pairing Engine available on your smart device, customized to your wants and needs, that gives you access to health providers in your area that match your criteria. Also, our platform offers users services, resources and educational materials that go beyond physical healthcare. Whole-person wellness also targets your emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and financial needs.

The Shortest Distance To Your Goals

Your Path To Awesomess should be straight and without detours or obstacles. WTHN’s pairing engine will steer you down this path. Important data and analytics tailored to your needs will help you find streamlined solutions to minimize trial and error. Most of all, it will also maximize your ability to discover the best treatment options in your area. Another benefit of our platform will be the experiences of other users, those willing to share their challenges and successes with others facing similar circumstances.

Join Our Beta Phase Today

The power will be in your hands in February 2017 as our beta phase begins. Give our pairing engine a test run. Put the power of your own health and wellness back into your hands (quite literally with our smartphone app!). Become an integral part of a new movement to Wellness 2.0. Sign up to be a beta user on our Home page today!

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Health Indicators: Daily Monitoring For Wellness 2.0

Optimizing whole-person wellness means regularly tracking a variety of components using advances in digital health. As a result, monitoring health indicators became one of the driving forces behind a new wellness program by Why The Health Not?™. Importantly, our vision is giving patients the capability to map individual wellness one day at a time, guided by our 6 Pillars of Wellness. Ultimately, this will bridge important gaps between “on the record” medical evaluations, resulting in a shift away from “sick care” to true healthcare.

Why Tracking Health Indicators Is Important

Since traditional healthcare typically covers in-depth physical check-ups by a doctor only once or twice a year, months of undocumented time goes by in between visits. As a result, conditions may develop and worsen without conscious awareness. This is the downside of how we’re trained to monitor health indicators in our current system; the epitome of “sick-care.” Therefore, WTHN is taking a different approach to wellness. Here’s a brief overview of our vision. Think of it as Wellness 2.0.

What Works For Olympic Athletes Will Work For You

First of all, track your healthcare needs with a virtual, customized diary. It could make a vital difference in treatment and preventative care. Best practices for whole-person wellness means daily monitoring of health indicators. That’s how Olympic athletes reach goals that determine what medal they may win, or if they will get to compete at all. Daily snapshots motivate and give important signals of progress, whether it’s diet, exercise, or another wellness goal.

Gamify Your Goals and Progress

Another important digital health capability is seeing real-time progress so you can achieve your goals. This is one of the biggest drivers behind the development of our new digital health app. And this is what patient-centric preventative care is all about. Progress turns into motivation, a real-time snapshot of what you’re doing right or wrong. Chip away on a daily basis so you can keep on track. Feel the confidence real-time feedback offers. As a result, you’ll stick to your plan with consistent reinforcement, especially if it’s positive. The key to changing your lifestyle behaviors will mean the difference between good or bad health.

With quantifiable metrics that measure and motivate you daily, you have a better chance of success. So gamify your health! It’s the new and innovative way ordinary people, not just Olympians, can incorporate wellness into their daily lives. Add some mojo to what’s most important to you, your health. And let our smartphone app help make this possible. Because WTHN is dedicated to whole-person wellness tracking, with a fun, proactive approach.

Shift Your Focus

Finally, how badly do you want to reach your health and wellness goals? Start by shifting your focus away from the status quo of today. Imagine the best version of yourself tomorrow. Almost all marketers for sports nutrition and weight loss programs find the best psychological motivators are “before” and “after” pictures of progress achieved. Since these visuals are so powerful in shifting focus toward what’s possible, go ahead and join them! Imagine you goals, monitor them daily, and want them badly. This is how you start to make them happen!

WTHN Is  Making Progress

Our vision for a Health Oriented Pairing Engine is making progress everyday. Because total wellness for all people is so important to us. Therefore, we expect our H.O.P.E. app to be ready for a beta launch February 2017. Sign up to be a beta user on our Home page and start treating your body and psyche with all the importance it deserves.

In conclusion, WTHN passionately believes in true healthcare:

A patient-centric, preventative wellness program that pairs users with healthcare providers in a HIPAA-compliant ecosystem spanning whole-person optimization.

That’s Wellness 2.0. Because Why The Health Not?


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Digital Health Wellness Solution By WTHN

Why The Health Not?™ (WTHN) is adding proactive mojo to healthcare in the United States—and hopefully soon, the world, with digital health wellness solutions.

Let’s face it: our current model really represents “sick care,” a defensive approach to health and wellness. It’s also been facing rapid reform and is the ripest area for digital innovation. Thanks to tech-centric health care companies, smart algorithms for smart devices, and the “gamification” of real-time, personalized progress apps for individuals.

As a result, positive evolution is happening faster than anticipated, led by digital health solutions. And driving that evolution is a major shift in patient expectations.

Understanding Digital Health

Our current “sick care” model looks something like this:


  • costly
  • difficult to schedule
  • requires transportation
  • requires major flexibility in work schedules
  • happens after acute symptoms occur

We’ve been trained to seek medical and wellness attention after we get sick, for treatment and follow-up exams. Many preventative and wellness diagnostic tests are only covered after acute illness has already diminished our health. This defensive stance leaves us in a weaker position to regain wellness for the remainder of our lives.

Health insurance is the prerequisite to receiving professional care. In fact, it should be the last resort—as it was originally intended. Digital health solutions are empowering patients interested in real wellness, an offensive approach with greater interaction and personalized treatment from health care providers . . .

Our mission is to provide quality healthcare to every American.

Patient-doctor interaction is among one of the most important aspects of a person’s wellbeing. But shouldn’t we have on-demand access to quality professionals who can help us without breaking the bank, or waiting in traffic, or dipping into our retirement fund? We thought so. And we also came up with a digital health solution.

WTHN’s Digital Health Solution

WTHN has created an online platform for smart devices that pairs doctors and wellness professionals with patients. A real-time, wellness ecosystem, tailored to patient-specific criteria in a HIPAA-compliant, whole-person health app.

Our Health Oriented Pairing Engine (H.O.P.E.) will be ready for beta phase in February 2017. Our goal is a pure healthcare system.

  • For a fraction of the current cost of “sick care,”
  • you can get answers from your doctor online
  • and use our services to monitor your health
  • in the most comprehensive fashion you’ve ever experienced.

Isn’t this going to undercut doctors and the health care industry? Absolutely not! We would never recommend you forego health insurance coverage or avoid seeing your primary care physician. Our mission is simple: we want to keep our H.O.P.E. users in optimal health. And we want that level of health to be relative to you—not to a statistic, or to a general rule of thumb.

We’re passionate about the possibilities for the future!

Imagine being able to track the components of our wellness or sickness. Wouldn’t it be awesome to take charge of that while we’re healthy? If we monitor our whole person, as defined by the 6 Pillars of Wellness, we can better predict the need for professional help—and make smarter decisions when we do.

What would a map of your personal pillars look like? Track your physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, intellectual, and social wellbeing on a daily basis. “Gamify” your path to wellness with rewards and interaction. Even more options are in development. All features are geared toward engagement, which is how goals become realities. H.O.P.E. will allow healthcare professionals to see more patients at a lower fee.

At WTHN, we believe there’s more to wellness than taking a handful of vitamins or drinking a green juice. We believe in the power of preventative care, by measuring your health one day at a time. Our platform will also give members access to a massive referral network of qualified professionals who know what the health they’re talking about so you’re never alone in your quest for whole person wellness.

Patients have faced an insurmountable bully named the “Healthcare System” for too long. WTHN isn’t a bully (we might be the little girl at recess who pushes it backward down the tornado slide).

Join us as we create a system intentionally built for patients, by patients.

Spread the word! As we near beta launch in February 2017, you can help us achieve our dream by becoming a part of it. Sign up to be a beta user on our Home page right now!

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