PRESS RELEASE

Corporate Wellness

Enhancement

Personalized Medical Wellness Program
to Tackle Runaway Healthcare Costs

Heal n Cure selected to present at the “Overcoming Obesity” conference

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), formerly known as The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), has selected Heal n Cure’s paper “Delivering the Return on Health for Corporate Wellness Programs by reversing Obesity” for a Poster Presentation at its upcoming conference, Sept 10-13, 2014 in Austin, TX.

Abstract:

Corporations in the US are deploying ‘Corporate Wellness Programs’ to reduce their healthcare expenses. However, those programs have failed to deliver the ROI, because they do not address the medical needs of employees who are high health care utilizers.

Studies have shown that these high health care utilizers lead to 70% of the health care expenses, resulting from Urgent Care visits, ER visits, subspecialist visits, imaging diagnostics, and invasive interventions. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Ischemic Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Sleep Apnea and associated co-morbidities are highly prevalent in this population. Also, they are at risk for high cost conditions like Stroke, Heart Attack and many different kinds of Cancers (endometrial, breast, colon), leading to high health care utilization.

We present a solution that can help save healthcare costs by enhancing existing corporate wellness programs to identify and serve high health care utilizers. Further, we discuss the specific clinical outcomes achieved by a Bariatrician led care team which provides comprehensive, evidence-based, personalized care for high health care utilizers.

Heal n Cure presenting the poster, “Delivering the Return on Health for Corporate Wellness Programs by reversing Obesity”. At the Obesity Management Association (OMA) ‘Overcoming Obesity’ conference.

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Dr. Meena Malhotra, MD, of Heal n Cure explaining the components of the wellness program and how they map to USPSTF recommendations, to:

Dr. Louis Aronne, MD.
Past President North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
Consulting Member, Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Subcommittee, FDA
Executive Council, VHA
Chairman, Practical Guide Development Committee, NIH – NHLBI for the Study of Obesity.

Dr. John Foreyt, PhD
Professor, Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Member, National task force on prevention and treatment of Obesity, NIH
Member, Expert panel on the identification, evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults, NIH – NHLBI
Dr. Foreyt has published extensively in the areas of diet modification, cardiovascular risk reduction, eating disorders, and obesity, including 17 books and more than 300 articles.

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Sudhir Malhotra, COO- Heal n Cure explaining how the Return on Health(ROH) translates into Return on Investment(ROI) for the Corporations to the conference attendees.

 

28th July, 2014

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Sudhir Malhortra
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Northbrook, IL 60062
847-881-6099
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Overcoming Obesity Conference

Overcoming Obesity Conference – September 10-13, Austin, TX

Obesity medicine experts will discuss the latest thinking about our tools to prevent and manage obesity. Topics will cover adiposopathy and fat mass disease and range from pediatric obesity, digital-care delivery and patient-centered physical activity to long-term use of anorectic medications.

OMA

Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), formerly The American Society of Bariatric Physicians

National medical society of licensed physicians offering specialized programs in the medical treatment of obesity (bariatrics) and associated conditions.

American Board of Obesity Medicine

American Board of Obesity Medicine

Obesity medicine Diplomats are committed to providing effective, evidence-based therapy for patients who are overweight or obese. They recognize the need for a comprehensive approach that considers the multiple factors contributing to obesity.