ActiveCare, Inc. Announces Strategic Agreement with Health123 ActiveCare begins to monitor health of employer group members to reduce medical costs
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the strategic agreement with Health123 Management, LLC an insurance product developer that will utilize ActiveCare's service and products to monitor high risk employees. "With this partnership Health123 will launch a new program monitoring the unhealthy employees who have high risk, chronic diseases," said Clay Shat, principal of Health123.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention 1 in every 2 adults in the United States has one or more chronic diseases. This accounts for 75% of all healthcare costs. "We are able to help members take a proactive approach in managing and controlling their chronic diseases," said Jim Dalton, chairman and CEO of ActiveCare.
This new program will focus on monitoring 13% of the workforce of both regional and national employer groups reducing lost time and high medical costs. ActiveCare's service will focus on high risk employees tracking and compiling data on blood pressure, glucose levels, heart rate, blood oxygen, weight changes and other conditions on a regular basis, recording the data in ActiveCare's secure HIPAA compliant database.
"Staying healthy is a priority for everyone and we are able to help members make it a reality. The power is in the results - healthier members will stop major claims before they happen. This is just the beginning , whether monitoring the health of the chronically ill or allowing seniors to age in place, we can save employers, government, insurance and healthcare providers hundreds of millions of dollars," continued Dalton.
Health123 Management, LLC is an insurance related product developer currently serving clients in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Health123 has developed insurance plans for employers and insurance brokers. The principals have been actively involved in group health insurance sales and administration for over 30 years.
ActiveCare, Inc., (www.activecare.com) is the service leader in care for the elderly, disabled or chronically ill providing deserved freedom while allowing members to remain living independently longer. ActiveCare's products and services include state of the art remote monitoring and telehealth technologies as well as mobile technology that incorporates cellular, GPS and fall detection technologies to provide a wide selection of concierge like services for members delivered by way of a hand-held or wearable PAL (Personal Assistance Link) device. The PAL connects ActiveCare members to the CareCenter at the touch of a button or when a fall is detected, providing immediate service and peace of mind, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – at ANY time or location. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, ActiveCare is committed to providing consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for members and caregivers, alike.
To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc. visit www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at 877-862-5553.
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