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May 9, 2024

Pivot Recognized for Digital Health Innovation in 8th Annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious International Annual Awards Program Honors Standout Digital Health & Medical Technology Products and Companies

SAN CARLOS, Calif., – May 9, 2024 – Pivot, a behavioral change digital health company, today announced that it has been selected as winner of the “Best Virtual Health Coach” award in the 8th annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global digital health and medical technology market.

Pivot’s behavioral change platform is a modern well-being solution that empowers people to cultivate enduring behavioral changes. The company’s solutions: Pivot Breathe, Pivot Flex, and Pivot Clear, are built on clinical studies, peer-reviewed publications, and proven models. Pivot’s unique approach focuses on reducing major risk factors impacting chronic conditions — tobacco, alcohol, and stress.

Pivot combines breakthrough technology with professional virtual health coaches that are real people dedicated to the success of the individuals they interact with on a daily basis. Grounded in behavioral science, Pivot coaches encourage members to take small steps that result in positive behavior change. These expert coaches deliver personalized support specific to individual wants and needs. Each member has one dedicated coach for their entire journey who they have unlimited access to, and can develop a plan based on their unique needs, goals, and preferences.

Pivot coaches are highly qualified, holding a four-year degree in a health related field, and are national board-certified Health and Wellness Coaches. Coaches support members in real time, partner with members to identify and leverage inner strength, and identify simple steps to take meaningful action towards change. Pivot coaches work with members to build a social support network and help members understand and navigate access to other resources available to them and 41% of members start working with their coach the first day on the app.

“While technology plays a crucial role in encouraging member-to-coach interaction, we recognize the power of sustained person-to-person engagement. Our coaches are here to walk alongside members on their journey and provide guidance at critical junctures,” said David S. Utley, M.D, Pivot's founder and CEO. “We want to help prevent wrong turns, and help members find a path to wellness. By working with a coach, you can develop emotional resilience and this personalized approach encourages deeper connection and accountability, leading to better success. Thank you to MedTech Breakthrough for believing in our work.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Telehealth, Clinical Administration, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Virtual Care, Medical Devices, Medical Data & Privacy, and many more. This year’s program attracted thousands of nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world.

“Pivot’s virtual health coaches stand out as a beacon of breakthrough innovation and personalized care. The primary benefit of having a coach is the personal relationship. This relationship keeps individuals accountable, and we know resilient individuals experience lower healthcare issues and are more productive,” said Steve Johansson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “We want to congratulate Pivot on winning the ‘Best Virtual Health Coach’ award for their dedication to harnessing the power of technology with the powerful and irreplaceable touch of coaching.”