Polar Partners with Validic to Enhance Digital Health Ecosystem for Corporate and Clinical Wellness Solutions


Kempele, Finland – June 1, 2016 – Polar, the pioneer of wearable sports technology and the leader in heart rate monitoring for more than 35 years, announces its partnership with Validic, the world’s leading digital health platform connecting healthcare organizations to consumer and clinical health data. Through a partnership with Validic, Polar will bring its trusted heart rate technology and activity tracking devices to a variety of corporate wellness and remote monitoring programs.

Polar products make it easy for organizations to implement corporate and preventative wellness programs that reward employees for their efforts in leading a physically active lifestyle or remote monitoring programs that track patients activity and vitals as part of a chronic disease management or telemedicine initiative. Individuals can show exactly how long and how hard they worked out in near real time with validated data and custom feedback from Polar products and solutions. A large number of organizations—including payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and corporate wellness professionals—can benefit from having more active participants. With access to data from Polar devices, this partnership enables organizations to offer new ways to attract, engage and motivate members with incentive programs.

“The partnership with Validic is key to driving forward Polar’s corporate wellness initiative to help empower employees to be active and healthy,” said Danielle Lapierre, Vice President of Sales at Polar. “Validic’s digital health platform enables Polar to partner with leading organizations around the world to offer a wellness solution built on proven web-based health solutions. We feel that helping users interpret their personal activity data and progress is essential in any wellness or remote monitoring program.”

Validic’s scalable, HIPAA-compliant digital health platform provides secure access to user-generated health from hundreds of digital health devices and apps. The platform seamlessly integrates into existing portals and applications making it easy to implement and customize, a necessity for Validic’s hundreds of clients around the world launching a multitude of health and wellness initiatives.

“We are excited about this partnership and adding Polar to Validic’s industry leading digital health ecosystem of devices, wearables and apps”, said Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer of Validic.  “Polar’s products and global reach complement Validic’s solutions and commitment to accelerating effective corporate wellness and engagement programs.”

Corporations that leverage Polar’s corporate wellness program will gain access to Polar’s consumer product suite, available at http://www.polar.com/us-en/products.


About Polar

Polar is the leading pioneer in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers. With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in innovative physiological and sports medical research, we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide, being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries including U.S. headquarters in Lake Success, NY. For more information, please visit polar.com.


About Validic

Validic provides the industry's leading digital health platform connecting providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and healthcare IT vendors to health data gathered from hundreds in-home clinical devices, wearables and consumer healthcare applications. Reaching more than 223 million lives in 47 countries, its scalable, cloud-based solution offers one connection to a continuously-expanding ecosystem of consumer and clinical health data, delivering the standardized and actionable insight needed to drive better health outcomes and power improved population health, care coordination and patient engagement initiatives. Validic was named to Gartner's "Cool Vendors" list and received Frost & Sullivan's "Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability" and "Top 10 Healthcare Innovating Disruptor" awards. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter or visit www.validic.com.


For More Information on Polar Contact:
Leigh Daniels
Max Borges Agency for POLAR
P: 305-374-4404 x171


For More Information on Validic Contact:
Ashley Rae Needham
P: +1-919-423-0233