MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stayhealthy, Inc. an innovative, privately owned health solutions company in health and fitness measurement, announced that it will join Hooper Holmes at Forum 10, the leading conference in wellness, prevention and chronic care management October 13-15 to offer real time screenings to thousands of healthcare decision makers. Earlier this year, Stayhealthy announced the adoption .of its Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System™ into the offerings of Hooper Holmes Health & Wellness, a leading provider of services that extend the reach of healthcare providers to expand access, fill gaps, and coordinate care. The Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System™ is a breakthrough innovation in the measurement of health and fitness levels.
Hooper Holmes, Official Engagement Sponsor at the conference held Oct. 13 to 15 in Washington, D.C., will be offering the Stayhealthy screenings as part of a suite of biometric screening solutions. Christopher J. Behling, President of Hooper Holmes Health & Wellness said, "The new landscape for wellness and care management demands solutions that drive real and lasting behavior change. One of the challenges has been accurately measuring progress and impact on a regular basis. We are excited to have added the Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System to our solution as we help health management companies engage more participants, gather more data, and drive real and lasting behavior change that improves health and lowers healthcare costs."
According to Stayhealthy executives, body composition is a far more clinically accurate measure of health and health risk than the typical total body weight, or Body Mass Index (BMI) metrics long used as health indicators. Body composition analyzes total body weight in two categories – "good pounds" or lean mass, versus "bad pounds" or excess body fat. It also analyzes hydration, the amount of water in the body.
An unhealthy body composition ratio may be a precursor to elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, type II diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
"Engagement is the next frontier in the care continuum. We are excited to have the opportunity to help our customers drive ever-higher engagement levels in their programs," said Behling. "The Stayhealthy system provides enhanced means of accurately measuring body fat, which is a key risk factor in the onset of certain diseases through an online interface that engages participants at every level of participation."
John Collins, CEO of Stayhealthy, Inc. explained, "What is unique in the Stayhealthy approach is the science and research behind the solution, and the bundling of the technology into a HIPAA-compliant, web-enabled wellness management system easily used by employee and plan sponsor alike."
Individuals can set goals, view results, and monitor their progress over time via a personalized, secure dashboard. Employers or corporate wellness providers can review results across an entire workforce or group. "As sponsors monitor trends over time, they will be better equipped to create support programs to drive long term behavior change, and in turn, reduce healthcare costs," said Collins.
Collins continued, "Two key components are at the heart of the Stayhealthy Total Body Composition Management System: Bio-impedance based devices, along with a server-based set of algorithms that actually perform the body composition analysis." The algorithms have been developed and validated through research and extensive clinical studies conducted at the University of Southern California Medical Center. The Stayhealthy Total Body Management System's technology is FDA Class 2 cleared.
The results of the most recent two-year clinical study were published in the June 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrition Research.
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 more than fifteen years of research and clinical validation, Stayhealthy links this technology 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 the sponsor of a program, 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 health management at the consumer level. More information is available at www.stayhealthy.com.
About Hooper Holmes
Hooper Holmes (NYSEAmex : HH ) is a leader in collecting personal health data and transforming it into useful information, enabling customers to take actions that manage or reduce their risks and expenses. With a network of thousands of examiners, Hooper Holmes can arrange medical exams anywhere in the U.S. and deliver the results to its customers. Hooper Holmes provides a complete service for wellness, disease management, and managed care companies including scheduling support, fulfillment of supplies, blood collection kits, medical screenings, lab testing, and data transmission. The Company also provides the Diabetes Know Now! program, which combines an online diabetes risk assessment and at-home diabetes laboratory test kit to help people gauge their risk for having or developing diabetes.
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