Partnership transforms wellness for employees with diabetes and pre-diabetes. NutriTutor® and Cyglera Health Systems, Inc. (Nutribasic™) are joining forces to help companies with Corporate Wellness
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Partnership transforms wellness for employees with diabetes, pre-diabetes and other chronic conditions
NutriTutor® and Cyglera Health Systems, Inc. (Nutribasic™) are joining forces to help companies reduce the cost of diabetes using a unique outcomes-based workplace wellness solution. Today, one in 10 American adults has diabetes, but as many as 1 in every 3 could have diabetes by the year 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Diabetes costs the U.S. $58 billion in indirect costs such as disability payments and lost productivity, as documented by the National Diabetes Education Program. The potential impact diabetes may have on future manpower, employer-sponsored health insurance costs, and the continued availability of group plans is worrisome, at best. http://www.NutriTutor.com and http://www.Nutribasic.com offer a unique system of disease management and health promotion that empowers employees to take charge of their own health, thereby reducing costs.
Workplace wellness programs are gaining in popularity because they are effective for both employer and employee. Fortune 500’s such as Pfizer, IBM, and PepsiCo use wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs, improve productivity, decrease absenteeism, and engender employee loyalty. A review of 72 corporate wellness programs by Aldana shows an average return on investment (ROI) of more than $4.00 for every $1.00 spent. Saving money is a compelling reason to offer employees wellness benefits.
While corporate wellness programs excel at preventing disease, they are largely ineffective for treating diabetes. “Diabetes is a complex disease, usually complicated by the metabolic syndrome group of disorders, all of which must be treated”, explains Laurie Van Wyckhouse, a Registered Dietitian and http://www.NutriTutor.com - CEO. Without comprehensive training, diabetes worsens; damaging the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, feet, and legs. Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT), a ten hour curriculum endorsed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), is so effective that Boren noted a return on investment (ROI) of $4.34 for every $1.00 spent. Yet fewer than 50% of people with diabetes receive any kind of education, according to the AADE. “Companies can lower expenses considerably by offering DSMT to employees, explains Mick Majid, Cyglera President and CEO. (http://www.nutribasic.com)
Traditional DSMT programs are designed to be instructor /clinician-centered and costly; therefore, NutriTutor® has transformed the design to one that is patient-centered and reasonably priced. As such, NutriTutor is the only provider of DSMT (Diabetes Self Management Training ) using online training with electronic clinician support. “This really rounds out the corporate wellness arsenal”, states Van Wyckhouse. “Quality training combined with engaging online strategies and ongoing support is the best way to empower people. Empowered people know how to properly manage their disease; which ultimately translates to fewer sick days, reduced health care costs, and more productive employees.” (Read a related article published by Van Wyckhouse at Corporate Wellness Magazine http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/article-detail.php?issue=issue-19&article=improving-workplace-wellness.)
Both Majid and Van Wyckhouse agree that people with diabetes need support and practice to make enduring lifestyle changes. After receiving education with NutriTutor®, employees become immersed in applying the nutrition and fitness principles they have learned using the Nutribasic™ Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing system. This member-centered online system is the only of its kind; offering a robust array of customized online disease management and prevention tools that transform learning into behavior. Using these dynamic self-monitoring tools in coordination with the coaching we offer promotes personal empowerment, habit change, and accountability. “As confidence goes up, health costs go down”, explains Majid. “We help companies save money by educating, engaging, and empowering their diabetic employees toward better health.”
NutriTutor® offers online diabetes self-management training; providing medical nutrition and lifestyle education for diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Programs supply interactive skills training—customized meal plans—a proven weight loss system—downloadable manual—clinician assistance—plenty of time to learn---online support group. Learn more at http://www.nutritutor.com or http://www.nutritutor.com/index.cfm?action=Physician.
CYGLERA Health Systems Inc. is an innovative health care technology solutions company that has developed ‘customer centric’ solutions to optimize efficiency in health care delivery, health promotion and disease prevention. Cyglera Empowers Enterprises - Hospitals, Medical Care Providers, Insurance Companies and Corporations by offering exceptional health care solutions to facilitate the exchange and management of accurate and up-to-date medical information. These solutions are easy-to-use, interoperable, efficient in delivery and secure. To learn more about Cyglera Health Systems Inc., please visit http://www.cyglera.com
Prime Care FHT had specific needs for Chronic Care management program in the clinic that was patient focused and empowered patients to engage in Self-Care, said Dr. Garnet Maley, MD and lead physician at Prime Care FHT. Nutribasic Wellbeing Portal provides a comprehensive health management program for our patients. Nutribasic Wellbeing Portal provides a personalized self-care approach for our patients which helps each individual manage their health condition according to their needs and fulfilled our needs in engaging patients in the management of their health, said Pamela Piotrowski, RD.
Cyglera Health Systems Inc., has developed and hosts Nutribasic Wellbeing Online Portal to support Health Care Professionals to empower patients engage in self-management of their health and wellbeing with individualized programs generated by them. By combining a personalized nutrition, physical activity and medical information program generated by Health Care Professionals with easy-to-use Nutribasic Wellbeing Portal, patients will have comprehensive tools and support to successfully manage their specific health needs, said Mick Majid, President & CEO, Cyglera Health Systems Inc. We are excited to partner with Prime Care FHT to implement Nutribasic Wellbeing Portal that will transform chronic care by providing and supporting provider and patients with self-care tools.
Key Nutribasic Wellbeing Portal features include:
About Cyglera Health Systems Inc.
CYGLERA Health Systems Inc is an innovative healthcare technology solutions company that has developed ‘customer centric’ solutions to optimize efficiency in healthcare delivery, health promotion, disease prevention and management. Cyglera Empowers Enterprises - Hospitals, Medical Care Providers, Insurance Companies and Corporations by offering exceptional health care solutions to facilitate the exchange and management of accurate and up-to-date medical information. These solutions are easy-to-use, interoperable, efficient in delivery and secure. To learn more about Cyglera Health Systems Inc., please visit www.cyglera.com and www.nutribasic.com
About Prime Care Family Health Team
It is the goal of the Prime Care Family Health Team to provide excellent, accessible and timely health care to the residents of the town of Milton, Ontario and the surrounding areas in North Halton Region by coordinating the actions of its member physicians and allied health care professionals. To learn more about Prime Care FHT, Milton, visit www.primecarefht.ca