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-r
|SOURCE Stayhealthy, Inc.|
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