Frank Avignone says Americans are being urged to take their health back into their own hands. Avignone's AllOneHealth, headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, is providing them the tool with which to regain responsibility in AllOneMobile, a wireless application that manages personal health and insurance information.
Agreements finalized earlier this month with insurers Significa and Erin Group expand the company's reach outside its home base--AllOneMobile was first launched last April to 350,000 members of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania--to more than 42,000 potential users as nearby as Maryland and Ohio and as far away as Arizona.
"The shift is occurring now," says Avignone, Sr. Dir. for AllOneMobile Sales and Business Development. "The insurance plans are behind it, they've invested a lot of money in health and wellness products; and the employers are behind it, obviously for increased productivity."
Through their mobile phones, users can view and send insurance coverage information, track prescriptions, catalog allergies, send a family health history to a physician, and access health tips for chronic conditions.
"More and more money is coming out of your pocket for healthcare, it's just like managing your bank account," says Avignone. "This tool is going to help you pay more attention to your healthcare."
Avignone says AllOneHealth opened an additional office in Plymouth Meeting late last year and added a smattering of salespeople. He says the company's focus will remain on insurance plans to bring AllOneMobile to their membership, including a major push for BlueCross BlueShield Association providers. Avignone hopes to be talking about millions of potential users by this time next year.
"We're in negotiations with Highmark and had other conversations with other plans in Pennsylvania," says Avignone. "This has a huge intrinsic value to those who use it."
Source: Frank Avignone, Sr. Dir. AllOneMobile Sales and Business Development
Writer: Joe Petrucci
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