In the News: Pack Health Partners with the American Heart Association

We've partnered with the American Heart Association, the nation's leading non-governmental funder of cardiovascular research, to develop an innovative program for patients with hypertension and high blood pressure. [Read about it here] […]


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Poster Presentation at at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions

Medical Director Dhiren Patel flew down to San Diego last Friday to present our findings on the "Impact of Digital Remote Coaching Program on Health Disparities among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" - exciting stuff!  To get a closer look, click […]


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For Immediate Release: Pack Health Partners With Nourish Food

Nourish and Pack Health, two local Birmingham, Alabama companies, today announced a new partnership to support people living with chronic conditions. This unique collaboration combines […]


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In the News: Pharmacy Advantage Announces Partnership with Pack Health To Provide Patients With Personal Health Coaches

Pharmacy Advantage and Pack Health, based in Birmingham, AL, announced today a unique partnership that will connect Dromos PTM software to Pack Health’s digital health coaching program. This collaboration will provide patients a continuum of care and self-help tools need […]


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In the News: SHP Alumnus Builds a Strong Pack with UAB Alumni

Mazi Rasulnia refuses to do things the same way everyone else does just because everyone else is doing it.Perfect example – health care.Health care is basically designed for people with acute conditions in need of short-term treatment like injuries and illnesses.Rasulnia designed his company, Pack Health, to care for […]


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In the News: Bhm Biz - The Hot List

It seems simple enough. Pack Health strives to help people overwhelmed by a diagnosis affordably access the right care and develop the self-management skills needed to improve their well being. A Pack Health kit is specific to a disease such as arthritis or diabetes and comes with educational materials that help manage the disease. Pack Health then regula […]


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For Immediate Release: Pack Health & Shipt Partnership

FEBRUARY 22, 2017–  Shipt and Pack Health, two Birmingham, Alabama companies, today announce a new partnership to help people living with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes receive better access to healthy foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 40 percent of […]


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In the News: Homewood resident discusses future of chronic health care with chamber

The face of health care is changing as more Americans seek treatment for chronic health conditions, Pack Health co-founder Mazi Rasulnia said at the Feb. 21 Homewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Rasulnia, a Mayfair-area resident, started Pack Health […]


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In the News: Growing Birmingham company lands partnership with American Cancer Society

A new collaboration by the American Cancer Society and Pack Health will give patients diagnosed with cancer another resource to fight the disease. Pack Health, which started at Innovation Depot, will provide its remote patient engagement program at no cost to patients nationally sta […]


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In the News: Two Alabama companies partner to crush diabetes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Shipt and Pack Health have quite a few things in common. Both are innovative startups based out of Birmingham, both are growing rapidly, and now both are working to combat one of Alabama’s largest health problems. Thanks to a new partnership, Shipt and Pack Health will begin working to help people living with prediabetes and Type 2 […]


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In the News: 30 people to watch in Birmingham business for 2017

A new year has dawned in Birmingham business. With that new year comes a wealth of opportunity and projects with transformative potential. [Read more here] […]


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In the News: Pack Health partners with New Jersey organization on a new program

Birmingham's Pack Health is partnering with a New Jersey-based nonprofit to offer new programs for those suffering from respiratory illnesses. The company and Right2Breathe - an organization aiming to improve the quality of life for those with respiratory difficulty - are now offering a health coac […]


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In the News: Pack Health partners with New Jersey organization on new program

Birmingham's Pack Health is partnering with a New Jersey-based nonprofit to offer new programs for those suffering from respiratory illnesses. The company and Right2Breathe - an organization aiming to improve the quality of life for those with respiratory difficulty - are now offering a health coaching program knows as COPD Pack, which pairs chron […]


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American Diabetes Association 2017 Guidelines Recommend People With Diabetes Receive Self-Management Support from Lay Health Coaches

New ADA guidelines recommend individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus receive self-management support from lay health coaches, navigators, and community health workers. We at Pack Health have worked hard to demonstrate the efficacy of our remote Health Advising service over the past 3 years with thousands of patients. To that point,  […]


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In the News: Want to get your New Year's resolution to stick? Here's the (not so secret) secret

I love this time of year. This is the time when people take a look in the mirror and decide to make a change. New year, new me. I love the hope and optimism it represents. We resolve to make changes to better ourselves. Make more money, get a better job, go back to school, tackle that home project, call our mothers more, but most of us focus on one thing […]


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In the News: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Bundled Chronic Condition Management Program

Chronic disease in the 21st century United States has increased in prevalence for the past 15 years, and its management and treatment now consume the majority of healthcare spending.1-3 Intensive behavioral counseling is one strategy that has been deemed both necessary and cost-effective in the effort to combat this trend. Per the guidelines of […]


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In the News: Get to know Innovation Depot’s ‘Class of 2016’

As 2016 draws to a close, Birmingham tech incubator Innovation Depot can add 11 successful matriculations to its list. Companies ranging from mobile apps to chronic disease care to a textbook distributor have graduated the Depot this year, moving to spaces downtown and in Avondale while prepping for more growth. [Read more […]


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In the News: Birmingham’s Pack Health reaches out to people with chronic conditions

Suzanne Hoye said Pack Health understood what few others could: Overcoming cancer is only half the battle. After Hoye was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April 2014, she underwent surgery to remove the tumor, followed by months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The regimen destroyed the cancer but took a toll on her body. [ Read more […]


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In the News: 17 Easy Healthy-Eating Tips Registered Dietitians Swear By

With all the eating advice out there, it can be hard to know which strategies actually make sense for your life. Cue trying to do everything in your power to overhaul your eating habits, succeeding for a bit, then having a foodie free-for-all because that kind of instant change just isn’t humanly possible. E […]


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In the News: Next Generation Philanthropy

Sanjay Singh’s most vivid memory of his childhood in India is helping his mother and grandmother pack clothes and other gifts to bring from their home in the city to family and friends in the countryside. When he moved to America as a young man he took with him the belief that “philanthropy is not something that’s detached from your daily […]


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In the News: He packed a car, then started Pack Health

Great risk comes with great opportunity, according to Pack Health CEO Will Wright. Wright, cofounder of one of BBJ’s Fastest Growing Companies and a recent BBJ Rising Star in Health Care, learned th […]


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Insights on Oncology Care Management

About 2 years ago, I had the good fortune to meet leaders at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the time, I knew that care management processes like ours worked for Type 2 Diabetes, but I never thought they would for cancer. Imagine my surprise when I learned of UAB’s CMMI Lay Navigator initiative and understood that not only do they apply, they ar […]


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In the News: Patient Engagement in Immuno-Oncology

Examples of What Patient Engagement Means to Various Stakeholders Patient: Do I truly understand what my condition is and do I know how to navigate and access care and support? Am I financially able to manage and afford my healthcare choices? What happens after treatment? Physician: Am I […]


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In the News: A Refreshingly Personal Way To Manage Your Chronic Condition with Pack Health

My foot is tapping and I’m not sure why. I am really cold, almost shivering, because the air conditioning is turned down so low that the tip of my nose is turning red. All around me, I see other people waiting, just like me…but what are they waiting for? Perhaps they have a serious chronic condition or an injury. Perhaps they are waiting with a loved […]


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In the News: 137 healthcare entrepreneurs to know

Mazi Rasulnia, PhD, is a co-founder of PACK Health, a business that provides tools, accountability and personalized programs to help patients manage their chronic conditions. [Read full article […]


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In the News: Meet Birmingham's Fastest Growing Companies in 2016

A few weeks ago at the Sloss Tech conference, one common theme that came up was the need for Birmingham to have one big win: a local company that takes off and commands attention for the Magic City on a national or global level. While there are plenty of companies in Birmingham that […]


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For Immediate Release: Pack Health Partners with National Psoriasis Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2015   NATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH PACK HEALTH: Launching an Engagement Program for Patients with Psoriasis […]


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In the News: American Family Care founder invests in health startup

The founder of American Family Care, a national urgent care clinic, has invested significantly in a local health care business. D. Bruce Irwin provided capital for Pack Health, a chronic disease management company based in Birmingham that offers patients custom and personalized supp […]


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In the News: Health Company Inspires Patients to Win the Wellness Game

Maziar “Mazi” Rasulnia arrives at the offices of Pack Health at 3613 6th Avenue South in Birmingham on a muggy Monday morning. He is amiable and outgoing, but his warm demeanor belies the seriousness of his work.  Rasulnia and his business partner, Will Wright, are the founders of […]


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In the News: Growing Pack Health strikes deal with one of Birmingham's largest companies

Birmingham's Pack Health has partnered with one of Birmingham's largest companies to provide new internal health initiative programs. Pack Health will begin providing personal care management services to Protective Life Corp., which ranked 22nd among our […]


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In the News: TechBirmingham - Work Your Magic

TechBirmingham - Work Your Magic from TechBirmingham on […]


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In the News: Pack Health gains CDC designation as virtual provider of diabetes health services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added Pack Health to its list of Diabetes Prevention Program providers in Alabama. […]


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In the News: What's the biggest opportunity in Birmingham's health care world?

Birmingham's medical scene is one that offers vast potential for entrepreneurs. Plenty of successful companies have been generated from the engine that is the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a number of entrepreneurial ventures in the Magic City are focusing on health care, […]


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In the News: Forest Park, Homewood residents pair up to have health delivered

For patients with chronic illnesses, Mazi Rasulnia sees a lot of what he calls the “6,000-hour problem.”  Out of roughly 6,000 waking hours each year, those patients see their doctor perhaps one or two hours. The rest of the time, they’re on their own to manage their condition. “Doctors, pharmacists, nurses — they a […]


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In the News: Rising Stars in Health Care: Will Wright | Pack Health

In layman’s terms, what do you? I run Pack Health which is an online service that helps people achieve their health goals through a dedicated health adviser and provides concierge services, expert health care insights, discounted products, and membership in a community of support. […]


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In the News: Rising Stars in Health Care: Uma Srivastava | Pack Health

In layman’s terms, what do you do in the world of health care? I help people better manage their chronic conditions through lifestyle changes guided by a health advisor. I help create the content that goes out to patients as well as social media and community outreach. […]


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pack Health recognized by the CDC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2016 PACK HEALTH ADDED TO REGISTRY OF CDC-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS: Pack Health prediabetes program meets duration, intensity, and reporting requirements described in the   […]


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Press Release: Pack Health Now a CDC Registered Organization

PACK HEALTH ADDED TO REGISTRY OF CDC-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS: Pack Health prediabetes program meets duration, intensity, and reporting requirements described in the  DPRP Standards […]


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In the News: Health delivered to your home

For patients with chronic illnesses, Mazi Rasulnia sees a lot of what he calls the “6,000-hour problem.”  Out of roughly 6,000 waking hours each year, those patients see their doctor perhaps one or two hours. The rest of the time, they’re on their own to manage their condition. “Doctors, pharmacists, nurses — they a […]


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ROI Challenges with PEPM Models

  The old line that an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure is common in health care. Lowering blood pressure is cheaper than a stent for a heart attack. Losing weight is cheaper than a spinal fusion for low back pain. But it is also quite complicated. When healthcare is measured in human lifetimes, how do yo […]


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In the News: Startup Creates Marketplace For Diabetes Prevention Programs

My “times have changed” file seems to get bigger by the day. When I was a medical student more than 40 years ago, we were taught several things about type II diabetes—we used the Roman numeral back then. It was rare, affecting less than 1% of the population. That it was a so-called lifestyle disease that could be influenced by the way people ate, ho […]


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In the News: Birmingham health company forms partnership with WebMD

Birmingham health education company Pack Health has partnered with WebMD to launch a new patient engagement service. The partnership will create WebMD Engagement Services and combines health educa […]


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In the News: Local company giving parents of children with autism a helping hand

1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism according to the CDC. Many newly diagnosed families, struggle to find the answers they need. But this month during autism awareness month, a local company is stepping up to give parents a hand. Pack Health is kicking off their new program that will offer parents, a personal health advi […]


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In the News: Birmingham entrepreneurs team on resource for children with autism

The rate of pediatric autism diagnosis in the United States has skyrocketed over the last few decades, rising from one in 2,000 children during the 1970s and 1980s to one in 150 today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new partnership between a fast-grow […]


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In the News: Bham startup partners with Brookwood-Baptist Health System on heart care initiative

Birmingham startup Pack Health and Brookwood-Baptist Health System have partnered to form a new preventative health initiative focused on improving the outcomes of patients experiencing chronic and acute heart failure. [Read more […]


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In the News: Bham’s HQ luck starting to turn

Recent months have been kind to Birmingham’s efforts to keep corporate headquarters within the city limits. That’s been especially true for companies in the health care and technology sectors.  Birmingham earned big wins when Atlas RFID and Concert Care – two […]


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In the News: Innovation Depot company moving HQ to Avondale

Birmingham startup Pack Health plans to move out of Innovation Depot and into a building in Avondale next month. The company purchased a 7,000-square foot building for its next headquarters, located at 3613 Sixth Ave. South. The purchase price isn't yet available from public records, but according […]


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