COPLEY, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio Wellness, Inc. ("BWI"), Kalispell Regional Medical Center ("KRMC") and The Summit Medical Fitness Center ("The Summit") are collaborating on a technology project aimed at health promotion and disease prevention.
Bio Wellness, Inc. developed BIO®, a cloud-based Personal Health Management System that uses a person's biological information to improve their health.
BIO's Personal Health Management System connects individuals—and families—with coaches, physicians, insurers and communities in a real-time HIPAA compliant health network.
BIO® analytics use an individual's whole body information and the world's ever-growing body of nutrition, medical and lifestyle information to generate recommendations that enable the delivery of low cost precision lifestyle medical intervention to manage and treat chronic illness and reduce risk.
BIO® tracks and analyzes all implemented recommendations and results to provide true accountability.
KRMC's project team is led by cardiologist Jon Johnson, MD, whose practice for more than 20 years has focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD), and Brad Roy, PhD, Administrator / Executive Director at KRMC and The Summit.
The BWI Team is led by Michael Willy, CEO and chief developer of BIO® and Mark Prete, MD, Chief Medical Officer.
With BIO®, the KRMC and The Summit team will demonstrate how symptoms of cardiovascular disease can be reduced. Over a specific timeframe, users of the technology will have four physician office visits and four diagnostic blood tests to determine their BIO® lifestyle plan with appropriate medical management and coaching.
BIO® will integrate with The Summit's successful Journey to Wellness program. It is expected that KRMC and The Summit will become the primary disease prevention and risk reversal model for Montana.
Dr. Roy explained, "While the current project specifically focuses on individuals at moderate cardiovascular risk, the greater benefit from BIO® is to provide any individual or family with a very high level physician-managed lifestyle program. BIO® assists medical professionals in identifying an individual's disease risk so that appropriate personalized preventive measures and coaching can be provided today to reduce the risk for chronic disease in the future. We expect to offer the resulting program to The Summit's members and to make this a cornerstone for improving health for the people of Montana."
Mr. Willy predicts that leveraged with BIO®, The Summit's Journey to Wellness program and experienced coaching staff will become a template for Community Health Management and the foundation for defining how Medical Centers, Fitness Centers, and communities across America can collaboratively be a significant weapon in America's war against preventable chronic illness—especially CVD, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Mr. Willy said, "Our pilot projects with Kalispell Regional Medical Center and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will further demonstrate how BIO® removes the cognitive, cost and time constraints that prevent whole body information from being used in research, medicine and daily life—without busting budgets or exceeding encounter times. The economies that will flow from the adoption of such a practice model and its availability through KRMC and The Summit will ultimately enable all Americans to receive a low cost level of healthcare not yet fully imagined."
Dr. Mark Prete said, "The pilot project is the first step in demonstrating how BIO's evidence-based clinical and financial analytics will support coding and monetization of advanced diagnostics that can significantly support better health outcomes that lower healthcare costs."
A second BIO® pilot project is simultaneously being done at Connecticut's Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. The pilots will commence in September and last approximately 6 months.
About Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Kalispell Regional Medical Center, located in Kalispell, Montana, serves as the largest acute-care hospital in the Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) system.
About The Summit
The Summit Medical Fitness Center is Montana's largest and most comprehensive fitness and wellness facility located on the campus of Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
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SOURCE Bio Wellness, Inc.