WebMD Health Services partners with Fern Health

Workforce Wellness Program offers coaching and counseling for chronic pain management

PORTLAND, Oregon., September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With more than one in five Americans struggling with chronic pain, WebMD Health Services today announced a new partnership with Fern Health, a leading digital platform providing employees and members with health plans the advice and tools they need to address the underlying causes of persistent pain.

The new offering, available through WebMD ONE, offers programs for chronic pain such as musculoskeletal pain, migraines and fibromyalgia. The Fern Health program, developed in partnership with leading pain physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, helps participants identify the impact of pain on their lives and helps them set goals related to exercise therapy , emotional health, movement, sleep and nutrition.

Uniquely combined with WebMD Health Services Certified Pain Coaches, individuals are supported through a self-paced digital journey via mobile and web browser-compatible apps, chats, and phone recordings.

Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States and impacts the mental health and overall quality of life of more than 50 million Americans. The economic impact is estimated at more than 500 billion dollars annually, more than any other chronic health condition.

“Millions of people live with chronic pain, and most do not have access to true multidisciplinary pain management,” said Bruce Foy, Vice President of Partnerships for WebMD Health Services. “With Fern Health, we can offer employers and health plans evidence-based programs to fill this huge gap, while helping to reduce the social and economic impact of chronic pain both at the workplace. work and outside.”

“Chronic pain is developed by both psychological and physical factors. Our clinically validated holistic pain programs deliver meaningful, life-enhancing results for people with chronic pain,” said Brad Lawson, CEO of Fern Health. “Partnering with WebMD Health Services gives us the opportunity to expand the work we do – providing employers and health plans with the ability to help their employees and plan members live better, more functional lives, while potentially reducing healthcare costs. We look forward to making a difference with WebMD Health Services, their health coaches and their clients.”

About WebMD Health Services
WebMD Health Services, part of WebMD Health Corp., has over 20 years of experience driving positive behavior change. Consumers trust WebMD for reliable, accurate and clear answers to their most pressing health questions. At WebMD Health Services, we leverage this valuable consumer insight to design and implement effective and engaging solutions to help individuals meet their wellness needs. We understand that there are many paths to achieving wellness goals. Our expertise, combined with a variety of third-party partner integrations, allows us to deliver unique and personalized experiences across a wide range of industries. Find out how we support these diverse populations at webmdhealthservices.com.

About WebMD Health Corp.
WebMD, an internet brand company, is at the heart of the digital health revolution that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, employers, health plans and systems. health. Through public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications, WebMD provides cutting-edge digital content and services that enable and improve decision-making, support and motivate health actions, streamline and simplify the healthcare journey and improve patient care. .

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About Fern Health:
Available from employers and health plans, Fern Health’s digital pain management platform addresses the underlying causes of persistent pain, not just the symptoms. Guided programs offer exercise therapy, interventions for sleep, nutrition, daily movement, and emotional health. Each member is supported with 1:1 pain-focused clinical coaching and pain neuroscience training to improve function, reduce pain, and avoid unnecessary healthcare costs. Fern Health is majority owned by German life sciences company Grünenthal International, with other minority investors. Learn more at www.fernhealth.com.

SOURCE WebMD Health Services

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