Wellness For Life and Ricoh Innovations Partner to Deliver Telehealth Clinic Solution
Terre Haute, IN.—July 31, 2017: Wellness for Life Medical, LLC headquartered in Terre Haute, IN, has partnered with Ricoh Innovations Corp. (RIC), a Silicon Valley-headquartered subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Wellness for Life specializes in on-site, near-site, direct primary care and healthcare cost management services. Ricoh, a global information technology and office automation company, has developed an innovative telehealth clinic solution for Primary Care Clinics and On-Site Employee Clinic’s operated by Wellness For Life. This technology will enable convenient telehealth (video doctor consultations) to both patient and employer/employee, which will result in healthcare cost savings while maintaining continuity and quality of healthcare. Additionally, this solution will extend full primary care services and include on-site medication dispensing and lab testing to members.
“Ricoh’s Telehealth Solution focuses on providing an innovative patient centric experience in primary care which aligns perfectly with Wellness for Life’s focus to deliver high-quality care for employers and customers,” said Justin Leigh, Chief Operating Officer at Wellness for Life.
He further added, “We look forward to partnering with Ricoh to establish industry-leading best practices and empower our providers to drive the best possible clinical outcomes.”
Wellness for Life is one of the leading health and benefits services organizations spearheading the development of the Direct Primary Care model and membership-based clinics. Wellness for Life designs and implements personalized and cost-effective primary care options for employers that improve access and quality of care across the care continuum.
“We are excited to partner with Wellness For Life in providing innovative telehealth video consultations. The virtual clinic provides convenient and cost-effective health care to the Porter Trust teachers, staff, and dependents” said John Hunter, President of Porter Trust and Superintendent of Union Township School Corporation.
Brian Garcia, Senior Manager of Business Operations, additionally stated, “The telehealth clinic will be operated by Wellness for Life and is conveniently located within the School City East Chicago Administration Building.”
“Ricoh’s Telehealth Solution, high definition video and video streaming will enable Wellness for Life to continue to innovate in the delivery of quality of care to our patients as well as expand our clinical services in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Igor Kozunov, Chief Executive Officer at Wellness for Life.
“Partnering with Wellness For Life, allows Ricoh to showcase Ricoh’s innovation and commitment to providing the highest standard of solutions for all telehealth platform markets while enabling convenient quality of care and containing healthcare costs”, said Taro Terashi, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Vice President.
About Wellness For Life, LLC
Wellness for Life Medical, LLC is a rapidly growing health and benefits services organization headquartered in Indiana. The company operates Direct Primary Care Clinics, On-Site and Near-Site Employer sponsored health and wellness clinics in the Midwest and throughout the Country. Wellness for Life Clinics provide a wide scope of family medicine services, occupational health, medication dispensing, and diagnostics. Wellness for Life’s members enjoy open access to medical care, disease management, and wellness services free of wait times and co-pays.
Wellness for Life works with employers to develop custom health plan designs that emphasize primary care and prevention and feature narrow, value-based medical networks and direct purchasing of ancillary services to help better empower healthcare consumers. In addition to providing medical services, Wellness for Life serves as the health data hub that leverages modern technologies and actionable analytics to help achieve superior medical and financial outcomes for its patients and clients.
About Porter Trust
Porter County Schools Employees’ Insurance Trust (Porter Trust) is a collaboration of 15 area school corporations that have joined together to offer their respective employees more affordable health insurance.
About Ricoh Innovations Corporation
Headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, Ricoh Innovations Corporation (RIC) creates new, global businesses based on advanced information technology for Ricoh Company, Ltd. RIC brings together world-class user experience, technology and business professionals to deliver easy-to-use, technology-differentiated Smart Vision and healthcare solutions to the market. Internal innovation is complemented by Open Innovation projects with a broad range of leading universities and forward-thinking companies around the world. Additionally, RIC has a subsidiary in Bangalore, India, which develops software solutions.
To learn more about Ricoh Innovations Corporation, visit http://ric.ricoh.com/
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline — Imagine. Change. — Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability, and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of approx. $20 billion.
Wellness for Life
Justin Leigh, COO
John Hunter, President
Superintendent of Union Township School Corporation
Ricoh Innovations Corporation
Kevin Ridout, CFO
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements about Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s teaming agreement with Wellness For Life, the performance and capabilities of the joint solution, and cost savings and other benefits customers and end consumers may realize from the joint solution. Statements including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include the successful implementation of the teaming agreement between Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s and Wellness For Life, as well as those described in Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s as of the date hereof. Ricoh Innovation Corporation’s assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.