Our Life’s Work

In 1975, Healthwise started with a simple mission: to help people make better health decisions. Credible and compelling health education helps people navigate their healthcare experiences with confidence so they can be there for the moments in life that matter.

You devote your time to providing the best care. We devote our time to helping you deliver the world’s best health information. Together, we help each person, in each moment, to live their healthiest life.

We are committed to:

  • Keeping up with medical science to create, organize, and deliver the highest quality health education.
  • Continually evolving our content and technology to reach people today and support business outcomes.
  • Creating seamless ways for our clients to engage with and empower the people they serve.
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What We Do

We are a fiercely independent nonprofit with a singular focus on unbiased health education and a responsibility only to the people we serve. We do what’s right for consumers. Every time.

The top health plans, health systems and hospitals, care management companies, and consumer health portals count on Healthwise for:

  • Health education that’s current, evidence-based, and easy to understand.
  • Innovative technology solutions that integrate with complex health IT systems.
  • Expert guidance on game-changing approaches, such as behavior change and digital health solutions.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

For more than 45 years, we’ve been providing the gold standard of health education to help people make better health decisions and manage their health. Through the years, we’ve evolved alongside the advancements in healthcare and technology. Today that evolution continues, as we reach farther to foster a new age of health enlightenment.

Our solutions equip care teams to empower people with information and tools to confidently:

  • Do as much as they can for themselves.
  • Ask for the care they need.
  • Say no to the care they don’t need.
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Meet the leaders guiding Healthwise forward.

Meet the Leaders

Press & News

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We’re committed to innovation, and we’re recognized for the results.

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Culture & Careers

Learn about current job openings and how Healthwise can be your best new gig.

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Our History

    • Digital Health Awards Fall 2022—7 awards including a Gold Award for Learning About Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia
    • AVIA Connect Top Patient Education Company
    • Recognized by Idaho Private 100 as a top privately-owned company
    • Digital Health Awards Spring 2022—7 awards including a Gold Award for Learning About Breast Cancer Surgery
    • Released FHIR-Enabled Healthwise® Advise Patient Education for Epic
    • Winner of Boise, Idaho, Top Workplaces for second straight year
    • Digital Health Awards Fall 2021—6 awards including Gold Awards for Hip Replacement: Before Your Surgery and Pediatric Asthma
    • Alyson Erwin becomes Vice President of Product
    • Recognized by Idaho Private 100 as a top privately-owned company
    • Digital Health Awards Spring 2021—7 awards including a Gold Award for Diabetes: Daily Foot Check
    • Cydni Waldner becomes Chief Legal Officer
    • Winner of Boise, Idaho, Top Workplaces
    • Digital Health Awards Fall 2020 Silver Award—Thinking Small: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Writing Health Content for Kids
    • 2020 ClearMark Award of Distinction—Learning About LGBTQ Health
    • 2020 ClearMark Award of Distinction—Charlie Learns About Coronavirus
    • Cydni Waldner becomes General Counsel
    • Digital Health Awards Spring 2020 Gold Award—Charlie Learns About Coronavirus
    • Landon Reese becomes Chief Product Officer
    • Healthwise offers free shareable COVID-19 resources to the public
    • Digital Health Awards Fall 2019 Gold Award
    • URAC Certificate of Full Accreditation, 2020–2022
    • Christy Calhoun becomes Chief Content Officer
    • Landon Reese becomes Vice President of Product Management
    • Adam Husney, MD, CMO, becomes new CEO
    • Robert Kyte, JD, CEO, retires
    • FHIR® App for Care Coordination launches
    • Center for Plain Language 2018 Grand ClearMark Award
    • Center for Plain Language ClearMark Award—Digital Apps and Microsites
    • NCQA Certification, 2018–2020—Healthwise Self-Management Tools
    • URAC Certificate of Full Accreditation, 2018–2020
    • Content as a Service released—gives organizations the ability to use Healthwise content wherever and however they need
    • Healthwise information has been used by people to make better health decisions more than 2 billion times
    • Robert Kyte, JD, becomes new CEO.
    • Don Kemper, Founder and CEO, retires.
    • When Work Works Award 2016
    • AVA Digital Gold Award—Video: Caring for a Drain After Surgery
    • National ClearMark Award of Distinction—Care Support Page, Diabetes: Your Feelings About Insulin Shots
    • National ClearMark Award of Distinction—eBrief, 5 Steps for Writing in Plain Language
    • Healthwise® Analytics—gives organizations the power to demonstrate impact and deliver value
    • Healthwise® SDM Skills Course—delivers training on shared decision making to enhance provider communication skills
    • AVA Digital Platinum Award—Video, Quitting Smoking: The Rewards Start Now
    • AVA Digital Gold Award—Video, ACL Reconstruction Surgery
    • The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation becomes a division of Healthwise
    • Don Kemper inducted into the Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame for 40 years in healthcare innovation
    • Web Health Gold Award—Webcast/video, Quitting Smoking: The Rewards Start Now
    • Web Health Silver Award—Webcast/video, Deciding About Herniated Disc Surgery
    • NCQA Certification, 2014–2016
    • URAC Certificate of Full Accreditation, 2014–2016—Health Web Site Accreditation Program
    • URAC Certificate of Full Accreditation, 2014–2016—Content Provider Accreditation Program
    • ONC HIT Certification—Healthwise Patient Education EMR Module Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
    • National ClearMark Award of Distinction—Video, Diabetes: Stay in Your Target Range
    • Healthwise® Mobile Modules—brings action-oriented and decision-focused health education into consumers’ hands.
    • Healthwise® Video Library—increases patient engagement and satisfaction by delivering animated and expert-hosted videos that transform the complex into easy-to-understand health information.
    • Healthwise® Spanish Knowledgebase—provides easier access to health information for Spanish speakers.
    • Healthwise® Shared Decision Points—the first decision aids to proactively inform an organization about people’s preferences related to high-impact health decisions.
    • Healthwise® Patient Education EMR Module earns ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
    • National ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language for the Arthritis Workbook
    • 1 billion mission points—Healthwise information has been used by people a billion times to make better health decisions.
    • Idaho Innovation Award—Innovative Company of the Year
    • National Grand ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language for the Ix® Conversation on Dealing With Low Back Pain
    • 150 Healthwise® Decision Points—redesigned to help people consider the facts and their feelings when making health decisions.
    • NCQA HIP certifies 10 Healthwise interactive tools
    • Top Small Workplaces Award from The Wall Street Journal
    • Healthwise® Go-to-Web codes and new information on chronic conditions added to Healthwise books.
    • Information Therapy introduced—the concept of prescribing the right information to the right person at the right time.
    • Published the Information Therapy book, and launched the Center for Information Therapy.
    • British Columbia delivers Healthwise information to its entire population—includes printed, online, and nurse call center resources.
    • URAC gives web accreditation to the Healthwise® Knowledgebase. Extra cool—Healthwise is the first organization to receive this accreditation.
    • Partners Health Initiative announces that using Healthwise health content saves an estimated $34.5 million in unnecessary health care costs.
    • Blue Shield of California introduces the first web application of the Healthwise Knowledgebase.
    • Healthwise Knowledgebase on CD-ROM is delivered to our first digital customer, the Aetna call center.
    • First million-book distribution of the Healthwise Handbook is delivered to Kaiser Permanente.
    • First international edition of the Healthwise Handbook is delivered to South Africa.
    • First Healthwise® for Life, the Healthwise self-care book for older adults.
    • First edition of La salud en casa: Guía práctica de Healthwise, the Spanish Healthwise Handbook.
    • First Healthwise® Handbook
    • Donald W. Kemper founds Healthwise