Stayhealthy® Broadens Health and Wellness Offerings With Increased Emphasis on Its HealthCenter Health Kiosk Division

Self-service, biometric screening device promises to be powerful agent for change in empowering people and reducing healthcare costs

Mar 31, 2011, 15:51 ET from Stayhealthy, Inc.

MONROVIA, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stayhealthy, Inc., an innovative, privately owned health solutions company in health and fitness measurement, announced the formation of its HealthCenter Stayhealthy Solutions Division.

The Stayhealthy HealthCenter, originally designed in the late 1990s in conjunction with IBM, incorporates state-of-the-art biometric technology representing a new standard of excellence in both retail and worksite-based, self service, testing and data management capability. Coupled with the Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System™, the HealthCenter is a breakthrough in the measurement, tracking and reporting of overall health and fitness levels.

The Stayhealthy HealthCenter and personal health management support system provides enhanced means of accurately measuring blood pressure, weight, body fat, temperature, vision, hearing and other biometrics many of which are key risk factors in the onset of certain diseases.

Joining the Stayhealthy HealthCenter team are former key members of Lifeclinic International. These include Steve Halperin, Mike Cavotta, David Read and Stacy Yarshen. Brian Baum, currently a Stayhealthy executive, will assume the role of President of the new division.

Steve Halperin has been in the health information business since 2004. He brings with him a wealth of experience in technology, operations, finance and marketing in a variety of industries. After helping to develop the health station and data model for Lifeclinic, he managed the non-retail business line. Steve is a graduate of Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities.

Mike Cavotta has over 35 years experience in system design and marketing of high tech products and services, particularly interactive monitors. A graduate of Ohio State University's College of Engineering, Mike held management positions at Alcoa, ADP and CompuServe before founding Performance Concepts, an innovative leader in interactive technologies which became the technology platform behind Lifeclinic International's interactive health stations.

David Read worked for Lifeclinic and a predecessor company, CardioTech International, since 1989. During that time, he worked with all of the nation's premier pharmacy retailers, the U.S. Government and many Fortune 500 companies to help develop and implement patient and employee health screening, education and data management programs. David has a degree in business from the University of Maryland.

Stacy Yarshen started with a Lifeclinic predecessor, Performance Concepts, in 1991 and has experience in kiosk manufacturing, software interface design, back end systems monitoring and communications, customer service and account management. She also owned a wellness company and provided on-site wellness services for six years before rejoining the Lifeclinic team in 2009.

John Collins, CEO of Stayhealthy, Inc. explained, "What is unique in the Stayhealthy HealthCenter approach goes beyond the kiosk hardware. Anyone can make a blood pressure machine or health station. It's the science and research behind the solution, and our bundling of both the hardware and software technologies into a HIPAA and ADA-compliant, Web-enabled and user friendly total wellness management system that is unique. This is what the average consumer is looking for in today's consumer-driven healthcare environment."

"Using our HealthCenters at their worksites or local pharmacy, individuals can set goals, view results, and monitor their progress over time via a personalized, secure personal health record. Wellness coaches or pharmacists can review results across an entire workforce or individually," said Collins. The total system provided by Stayhealthy drives consumer traffic, conveniently ties into other programs such as affinity programs and creates a health community where people live, work, play and shop.

About Stayhealthy

Stayhealthy, Inc., based in Monrovia, CA, is a privately owned health solutions company committed to changing the way the world measures health and fitness. At the core of the Stayhealthy solution is its advanced web-enabled, clinically researched technology for accurately and consistently measuring individual body composition. Developed over fifteen years of research and clinical validation, Stayhealthy technology links to its revolutionary activity monitor to bring a complete solution to individuals attempting to proactively manage their health. The Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System™ allows individuals to understand their health status, set goals for improvement and monitor progress. For program sponsors, the Stayhealthy system provides comprehensive reporting at a population level so overall program performance and progress can be monitored and adjusted as necessary. Stayhealthy solutions are ushering in a new era of proactive, self-service health management at the consumer level. More information is available at

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