Friday, March 6, 2009
American Health Announces New Lifestyle Management...
American Health Holding, Inc.Management new Population Health program.aimed at helping payers and employers address rapidly rising health costs while assisting individuals in achieving optimal health.
Comprised of both Disease Management and Lifestyle/Wellness components, Population Health Management is designed to help individuals become more involved in managing their health. Program highlights include disease management and lifestyle coaching; interactive online tools; at-home and onsite biometric testing; onsite and online educational programs; and disease-specific equipment, such as glucose meters, weight scales, and blood pressure cuffs, which are equipped to send electronic readings to American Health's Nurse Coaches.
"Traditionally, Disease Management has placed an emphasis on helping to minimize health complications that result from the presence of chronic conditions," states Michael J. Reidelbach, President and CEO of American Health. "However, Population Health Management addresses the health needs of everyone -- helping individuals achieve personalized goals to effectively manage a chronic condition, establish healthy-living habits, or maintain a healthy lifestyle."