Polaris Celebrates Milestone Year, Continues Expansion Into Integrated Care Market

New partnerships, the launch of a fresh website and a $1.1 million NIDA grant among the year's highlights for Polaris Health Directions.

Online PR News – 23-December-2014 – WAYNE, PA – The last 12 months marked significant change for Polaris Health Directions, including new leadership, a fresh research grant and the launch of its revamped website. These exciting developments leave Polaris poised to lead the field in delivering smart technology for behavioral and integrated health care.

Last spring with a new round of capital to support further product commercialization, Polaris named Mark A. Anthony as its new CEO. Since coming on board, Anthony has spearheaded several new initiatives to drive forward Polaris’s mission to empower the health care ecosystem with meaningful, outcomes-oriented insights.

It starts with Polaris’s new exterior. The refreshed website focuses on the value outcomes management services offer to the patient and provider. It introduces Polaris Labs, the research hub at the company’s core, and the lean Polestar platform, a breakthrough in the delivery of actionable behavioral health analytics.

The website’s launch was also the debut of the company’s new tagline, “Powering Smarter Care.” Smarter care refers to Polaris’s unique ability to help providers transform raw data into more effective care—in terms of both cost and quality.

Behind the scenes Polaris has been busy upgrading its software platform into a single, secure design that unites the entire suite of products. Polestar combines the strong scientific foundation and broad capabilities for which Polaris is known with the latest technology to create an adaptive, flexible and intelligent system. All Polaris products will operate on Polestar starting in 2015.

Polaris’s research center moved forward on several fronts in 2014. With a $1.1 million NIDA grant, Labs has been enhancing its system for chemical dependency, Polestar Addiction. The developments will extend the ability of the system to predict and improve the likelihood of patient engagement, as well as support the delivery of evidence-based treatments, including motivational interviewing.

Additional active labs initiatives focused on primary care, type 1 diabetes and cancer survivorship. In 2015 Polestar Oncology will be a single source solution for distress management, patient navigation and the survivorship transition.

Polaris also forged new partnerships. In November, BLUE debuted at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. BLUE, a mobile application for law enforcement who may need emotional and behavioral health support, is the result of a collaboration between Polaris and four other Philadelphia-based firms. The app’s confidential suicide prevention component and supportive, tailored messaging are providing an invaluable public health service.

As the health care landscape continues to rapidly evolve, Polaris’s breakthrough research and technology will stand out in 2015 as the paradigm for translating evidence-based science into clinical practice for behavioral and integrated health.

About Polaris Health Directions

Polaris Health Directions is empowering the health care ecosystem to achieve greater efficiency and improved outcomes through transformative, actionable technology. By taking nearly two decades of evidence-based science out of the lab and into clinical practice, Polaris’s Web-based systems lead to better decisions, greater efficiency, and improved health care outcomes. By recognizing the nexus between psychosocial and physical health, Polaris offers powerful solutions for better health care delivery. Learn more: www.polarishealth.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.polarishealth.com.

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