Chronic conditions can be successfully managed by self-monitoring,
What does that mean?
Individuals who actively monitor their symptoms and vitals are more likely to understand their condition and more likely to achieve outcomes than those who do not.
HealthIO enables self-monitoring, helping individuals become more aware of their health and how their actions (or lack thereof) impact their vitals. This is the first critical step in making informed decisions regarding their lifestyle and health.
Self-management is the ability of an individual to deal with all that a chronic condition entails: symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle changes. Effective self-management enables the individual to monitor their condition, and to make changes as needed. Self-engagement is a key component of effective chronic disease management and improved chronic illness outcomes.
Self-management is supported through HealthIO’s coaching program. Through coaching, HealthIO members develop their problem-solving skills, improve self-efficacy, and initiate lifestyle changes to better manage their condition.
Studies show increased self-efficacy, or a person’s belief in their ability to accomplish a specific behavior or achieve a reduction in symptoms, leads to improved clinical outcomes.
Why is this needed?
Nearly half of U.S. adults have hypertension, but only 25% have their condition under control. Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. It usually has no symptoms and, hence, regular measurement of blood pressure and assessment of risk becomes very important.
Diabetes Type 2 results from a combination of resistance to insulin and insufficient insulin production in our bodies. 10+% of our adult population suffers from diabetes, however, effective management and therapy can prevent or delay diabetic complications.
Who is this for?
Whether an individual has been recently diagnosed as hypertensive or diabetic, or has been struggling to manage their condition for some time, we focus on using data to individualize the program for more effective management of the condition and peace of mind for everyone (member, family, care givers).
How do we do it?
HealthIO has been built to engage, educate, and empower the individual healthcare consumer, and to give you the tools to actively manage your employees’, members’ or patients’ health outcomes.
Through the HealthIO Chronic Condition Management Program, HealthIO users are provided the tools to easily monitor and track their vitals, and better understand impact or absence of specific behaviors. They receive the necessary coaching and support to stay engaged with their health and make small changes to create new habits and a pathway to long-term engagement with their health.
With work, family, and social obligations, many of us find it difficult to prioritize our health. Regular check-ins, tests, and other routine healthcare needs often get delayed or forgotten.
HealthIO is available anytime, anywhere on any smartphone / tablet and makes it convenient to routinely complete the health “check-ins” that generate the data and become the foundation of each member's mobile dashboard.
Easy-to-use Bluetooth connected devices make sure that the data required for an effective health check-in is easily generated and totally secure. We deploy everything needed including blood pressure instrument, weighing scale, pulse oximeter, and glucometer – we are holistic, after all.
Individualized coaching and support groups
The complex conversation regarding “health” doesn’t have to be just with a physician. Sometimes it takes a village. HealthIO understands that and brings together those with a vested interest in the member’s health to participate and increase accountability and motivation. HealthIO creates secure and private individualized support groups and data-led coaching programs to help manage health issues.
You can't manage what you don’t measure, and it’s difficult to manage what you can’t visualize. Our members learn from their data, with daily insights and visualization that helps them understand their actions and the outcomes they influence.
HealthIO not only provides insights to members, but also their care team – be it the onsite health center, care coordination team or the individual’s care provider. Using data-rich insights specific to each member, the care team is in a much better situation to provide timely interventions.
Notifications & Alerts
From reminders for medications to ensuring that blood pressure levels stay within range, the right people are aware of any intervention requirements through appropriate notifications and alerts.
At the end it’s about the results. We understand that measurable outcomes are important. Our platform is designed to bring about lasting change in our daily lives and improve the physical and mental wellbeing of our members.