Harvard Pilgrim Acquires TrestleTree

Wellesley, MA–based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announced Friday that it has purchased Arkansas-based TrestleTree, Inc., provider of lifestyle health behavior change coaching. Harvard Pilgrim’s interest in TrestleTree developed because of their software, which supports and monitors patient progress in such programs as smoking cessation, health-risk assessment, weight and stress management, exercise monitoring; it also analyzes gaps in care.

“TrestleTree’s approach has achieved measurable and sustainable change for employees and their families, regardless of motivation level or severity of condition that has resulted in lower healthcare costs for employers,” a Harvard Pilgrim spokesperson said.

“We are thrilled to offer our employers TrestleTree’s proven methods for health transformation, ” Deb Hodges, Health Plans, Inc. president, said in the statement. “This acquisition complements our existing integrated care management and third-party administration services, enabling us to offer higher-level risk management and cost savings for employers.”

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