Pack Health

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Pack Health is a Birmingham-based company that provides internet-based platforms for coaching individuals who are managing chronic medical conditions. The company was founded at the Innovation Depot in 2013 by Will Wright and Mazi Rasulnia. It was acquired by Quest Diagnostics of Secaucus, New Jersey in 2022.

Taking advantage of Affordable Care Act requirements for health management outside of hospital settings, Pack Health developed educational packets which could be prescribed by physicians for patients to take home after hospital stays, and also provided a service for trained advisers to check in with them by telephone.

Over the next years the company spread into numerous office spaces at Innovation Depot. In 2016 Pack Health bought a 7,000 square-foot office building at 3613 6th Avenue South for $600,000.

In 2018 Pack Health entered into a strategic investment partnership with the Boston-based medical liability insurer Coverys. That same year the company partnered with Alabama Power, the Alabama Department of Commerce, REV Birmingham, the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County Commission and the Birmingham Business Alliance on public incentives for a $2.9 million expansion and return to the downtown area. They joined with the Omega Realty Group to take over the lease on the former Entrepreneurial Center building at 110 12th Street North. Since renamed the "Pack Health Building," it has also provided office space for other medical technology start-ups recruited to Birmingham through the efforts of the Alabama Futures Fund.

In 2019 Pack Health worked to integrate its coaching program with the diabetes management platform distributed by Glooko of Mountain View, California. In 2021, in the wake of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, it launched a new mental health engagement program intended for healthcare providers experiencing added anxiety, depression and burnout. Funded by grants from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Lundbeck, the program was offered at no charge.

Following Pack Health's acquisition by Quest Diagnostics, the company announced plans to expand and sought public incentives to support the project.


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