Navigation Links
Manzella Family Healthcare to Adopt IHW HABIT™ Program
Date:8/14/2014

Palmerton, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

Manzella Family Healthcare will be the first medical practice in the state of Pennsylvania to pick up HABIT for all of its patients, starting on August 15th. IHW HABIT™ is a new doctor-patient tool for behavior modification. This solution from Indaba Health and Wellness, LLC (IHW) combines assessments, personalized reports, sensor integration technology, and messaging to improve people’s behavior.

This self-directed web-based program is the first of its kind to address tenets of the Annual Wellness Visit and the Personalized Preventive Plan Service as outlined in the Affordable Care Act with the express goal of giving the general public the education they need to change their habits.

The goal is to contain or roll back the risks and costs associated with chronic diseases. Most risk factors linked to chronic disease are linked to a person’s habits. If patients don’t learn to change their habits, the costs associated with providing care will continue to escalate.

Why HABIT?

HABIT features personalized reports outlining patients’ challenges and explores various personalized methods for each patient to stay healthy. “The IHW HABIT™ Program is very user-friendly and gives our patients the ability to actively control their own wellness and treatment plans. It also helps us remain compliant with our insurance providers,” said Edward D. Manzella, MD, PC, on their decision.

Manzella Family Healthcare explored many options before selecting The IHW HABIT™ Program, but other tools were too complicated for their patients and did not satisfy the Annual Wellness Visit requirements for their Medicare patients. Dr. Manzella commented that HABIT “will help [them] take better care of [their] patients. More importantly, it will help patients to take better care of themselves.”

What does this mean for the doctors and patients at Manzella Family Healthcare?

When patients complete their assessments, Manzella will gain insight into each patient’s behavior pattern, helping them to best communicate with each individual patient. This insight results in improved patient satisfaction, a better understanding of their health and the power to make changes.

Understanding patients’ values, motivations, wants, fears and goals, helps providers motivate patients to make healthier choices. Dr. Manzella looks forward to the long-term impact of using the program and hopes that HABIT will help reduce the morbidity of chronically ill patients.

The messaging system within the IHW HABIT™ program keeps patients engaged, sending them reminder emails, motivational messages, warning messages and other messages highlighting their progress.

Brian Butler, CEO of IHW, says “This is a step in the right direction for patient centric healthcare. This partnership will help members take proactive responsibility for their health by teaching them how to change their behaviors and live healthier lives.”

Manzella Family Healthcare has two convenient locations: Palmerton and Jim Thorpe, PA, and also make house calls to patients throughout Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh, and Schuylkill counties. Their practice is run by two brothers: Edward D. Manzella, M.D., P.C. and Victor A. Manzella, M.D. Learn more about their practice at http://www.ManzellaHealth.com.

IHW created the Health and Behavior Integration Tool (HABIT) with support and expertise from Indaba Global, Inc., leader in behavior modification and online corporate training solutions. HABIT is an end-to-end behavior management solution that combines assessments, personalized reports, sensor integration technology, and feedback through a messaging system in order to improve population health and the future of patient wellness. Learn more about HABIT at http://www.IndabaHealthAndWellness.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12094376.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breaking New Ground in Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Prevention
2. Family Farm Profits Up in 2014 But Water/Soil Conservation is Key Reports OSU Extension on Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water
3. Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator
4. Child Family Health International Debuts Intensive Two-week Global Health Programs
5. Family Health Centers of San Diego Presents Eighth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event
6. Forbes Living Talks the Latest in Home, Family, and Health Trends in New Episode on WE tv
7. Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later
8. Visiting Nurse Association Health Group's 28th Annual Golf Classic Honors Memory of Local Philanthropist & Her Family
9. TherapySites Partners with the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy to Make Online Marketing Available to All Therapists
10. Jailed family member increases risks for kids adult health
11. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Welcomes The Sarah Moore HCC into Its Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Peyman Ghasri, skin doctor ... variety of comprehensive procedures for facial enhancement. The treatments now available at Castle ... and nasal reshaping. , As a result, patients can improve virtually every ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors ... the latest addition to its growing list of Partner Firms. S.S. Nesbitt ... from Orlando to Huntsville and in between. , Harnessing the experience and insights ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management announced today ... as keynote speaker at the organization’s 2016 Spring Conference. Fox’s topic, Lead with ... with their own organizational staff and leadership. , “I am so excited ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 ... ... Country Club) announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club ... World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... newest and most versatile series of monitor mounts ever. , “Our goal was ... flexible and easy to install system that we have ever created.” said Darren Hulsey, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: ... successfully completed, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Laurel Acquisition ... and outstanding shares of common stock of Ocata Therapeutics, ... , "Ocata") for a price of US$8.50 per share ... commenced the Tender Offer on November 19, 2015, U.S. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Association, in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure, is pleased ... track TDP43 aggregation. The successful team(s) with the most developed ... --> --> ALS is ... brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose ... leads to total paralysis and death within two to five ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, ... LexisNexis Provider Performance Monitor , a clinical ... the quality and efficiency of provider networks through ... measuring provider performance through Provider Performance Monitor, payers ... improve the patient experience and reduce costs, as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: