Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest (and most costly) challenges affecting the healthcare system. The onset of diabetes gradually progresses over decades, largely due to poor dietary habits and a sedentary lifestyle. While medication can be used to help control blood sugar, change in lifestyle has the potential to weaken disease progression and may even attribute to the reversal of the disease, so medication is no longer required.
inHealth diabetes solutions are a clinical approach where diabetes experts develop personalized action plans to gradually improve lifestyle choices and eventually A1C control. inHealth outcomes have proven a 0.8% to 2% drop in A1C within eight to 12 months, with a 6% to 9% reduction in initial body weight in patients over a 12-month period. Clinical cost savings equate to a minimum of $351/month per patient on average, with a typical ROI for payers of over 100%.
Through personalized clinical care, individuals begin to understand what lifestyle factors impact their diabetes and blood glucose based on their lifestyle. inHealth virtual health coaching — with tiered frequency based on the severity of diabetes and the level of support a user desires — can be combined with FDA-approved diabetes self-management tools.
inHealth diabetes educators leverage motivational interviewing to understand areas of opportunity where patients feel like they can make small, achievable changes to build self-confidence, all while paving the way to more significant changes in health and lifestyle. This confidence-building is crucial to help keep patients accountable and on the right path to health, even after relapse.
Using our evidence-based program, patients will reduce their blood sugar where we are aiming to control and/or reverse their diabetes in a sustainable and relatable way. *Please note that these solutions are also available for patients with gestational diabetes.
Dyslipidemia is the disruption of the amount of fats (or lipids) in a person’s blood. Elevation of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), triglycerides (TG) and decreased high-density lipoproteins can be managed with a holistic lifestyle intervention. inHealth lipid management solutions include individualized coaching on proper diet, physical activity and behavior change that are important for stabilizing and reducing dyslipidemia.
Participants will co-actively learn with their coach how to safely lower their lipids while improving other areas of their lifestyle. They will meet with their inHealth coach on a frequent basis for support in eating better, moving more and improving their overall wellness. Participants obtain nationally recognized content derived from the National Lipid Association and current peer-reviewed publications regarding meal planning, exercise and lifestyle change. Personalized care and motivational interviewing help participants identify barriers in managing their lipids and establish attainable goals for their lifestyle.
Since dyslipidemia puts individuals at significant risk for cardiovascular disease and other cardiovascular problems, managing blood lipids is critical to overall health, productivity and well-being.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a common, but dangerous condition. About one-third of U.S. adults — or approximately 75 million people — suffer from hypertension, and only about half of these people have their blood pressure under control. What’s more is that young people are also being diagnosed with hypertension.
Elevated blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in America. High blood pressure is often known as the “silent killer” because it frequently has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people are unaware they even have it. That is why it’s important for individuals to check their blood pressure on a regular basis.
inHealth’s heart-healthy blood pressure program uses nationally recognized resources from the American Heart Association to provide patients with the knowledge and tools to manage their blood pressure while offering care based on the user’s level of engagement and specific needs. By combining current evidence-based methods with targeted virtual health coaching, real-time remote monitoring and microlearning, inHealth blood pressure management professionals help users stay accountable and safely bring about significant reductions in their blood pressure. Through personalized care and motivational interviewing, the inHealth team helps participants identify barriers in managing their blood pressure and develop realistic, sustainable strategies to remove these barriers and achieve optimal control.
In terms of lifestyle change, four critical areas include nutrition, physical activity, behavior modification and support building. Participants will learn blood pressure management skills as well as strategies for maximizing overall health and reducing risk for other chronic conditions by adopting a healthier lifestyle that can be maintained in the long-term.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple chronic conditions are costly and pose a significant and increasing burden on the health of many individuals. Chronic conditions last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention and/or limit daily life activities. They include both physical and metabolic conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, hypertension, sleep apnea and several others.
People with multiple chronic diseases are at greater risk of poor day-to-day functioning that can contribute to frailty, disability, readmittance rates and costly medical visits. Functional limitations often complicate access to healthcare, interfere with self-management and necessitate reliance on caregivers.
inHealth chronic care management solutions are proactive, organized and directed from the comfort of a patient’s own home. As part of its efforts to reduce the burden and suffering from multiple chronic diseases, the inHealth team works with the overseeing provider to execute a comprehensive care plan and implement and/or monitor the patient. inHealth coaches — which include licensed professionals — focus on providing an extension of care for chronic disease prevention and management, as well as holistic support for patients. Expected beneficial outcomes are improved quality of life, better health outcomes, improved mental health and reduced costs.
Obesity affects more than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9% or 78.6 million), which makes it a prevalent and costly condition. Obesity-related comorbidities include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer — all leading causes of preventable, premature death.
Significant health benefits are associated with modest weight loss, equating to 5% to 10% or more of an individual’s body weight, as long as it’s maintained. Yet, this is easier said than done. People are bombarded with confusing weight loss programs that promise quick weight loss; however, these programs fail because of the lack of personalized care, clinical guidance and long-term behavior change. Instead, an individualized approach to weight loss is needed to account for different genetic makeup, lifestyle, behavior and levels of physical activity.
Backed by two independent clinical trials with more than 7% weight loss, inHealth obesity management solutions offer participants a way to manage weight that is tiered to facilitate care based on a user’s level of engagement and needs. By using the most current, evidence-based methods that combine targeted virtual health coaching, real-time remote monitoring and microlearning, inHealth obesity management professionals help users stay accountable and lose a significant amount of body weight in a safe manner. Personalized care and motivational interviewing facilitate gradual and sustained weight loss achieved through sustainable lifestyle changes.
The four critical areas of lifestyle change include nutrition, physical activity, behavior modification and support building. Participants will learn weight loss skills, as well as strategies for long-term weight maintenance by adopting a healthier lifestyle that can be maintained in the long-term.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common, specific sleep disorder, with short-term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Twenty-five million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea, in which 9% to 21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea, and 24% to 31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea.
Getting good sleep is important in maintaining overall health. There are several things you can do to promote good sleep and sleep hygiene, and ultimately improve the quality of sleep. Sleep appears necessary for our nervous systems to work properly. Too little sleep leaves individuals drowsy and unable to concentrate the next day. It also leads to impaired memory and physical performance, as well as reduced ability to carry out math calculations. If sleep deprivation continues, hallucinations and mood swings may develop.
Some experts believe sleep gives the body neurons used while awake a chance to shut down and repair themselves. Without sleep, neurons may become so depleted in energy or so polluted with byproducts of normal cellular activities that they begin to malfunction. Sleep and sleep-related problems may play a role in many human disorders and affect almost every field of medicine.
Through inHealth’s restful sleep program, participants will receive coaching on proper sleep hygiene. Health coaches will work with each participant to help identify which behaviors need to be modified to help promote good sleep using behavioral interventions. An integrative approach will encompass and help participants explore the different dimensions of health such as sleep environment, stress management, nutritional therapy and physical well-being.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. It is well-known that obesity is related to many health challenges including diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, arthritis and cancer. It’s safe to say that obesity is costly from a physical, emotional, mental and financial standpoint.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure for those who are overweight by 100 pounds or more and have been unsuccessful at losing weight through diet, exercise and medication. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes that for many individuals who are severely obese, weight loss surgery is the most effective solution for long-term success.
inHealth’s bariatric surgery weight loss solutions are based on published clinical data that promotes healthy weight loss to preserve lean body mass and offers comprehensive lifestyle support. A comprehensive and personalized program is designed to help participants achieve their health goals safely and confidently. Participants are guided and empowered along their journey through education, positive psychology, lifestyle coaching and step-by-step support before, during and after a specialized, multidisciplinary team performs surgery.
The inHealth team is committed to providing care, education and guidance through all stages of weight loss — from pre-operative treatment to post-surgical strategies for maintaining long-term health.
The inHealth healthy pregnancy solutions are designed specifically for participants who were enrolled in the healthy weight plan but who are pregnant or become pregnant while enrolled. The goal of this plan is to provide participants with the tools and knowledge needed to maximize their health during pregnancy through optimal nutrition and safe, appropriate and adequate exercise. The plan also emphasizes self-care after delivery because the post-partum period can be a stressful time for new parents or those who have a new addition to their family.
The curriculum is based on clinical data and published guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The focus is on increasing overall health and dietary quality and/or for post-natal support, healthy eating and breastfeeding support.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2014 report “The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress,” there are more than 16 million Americans living with diseases caused by smoking, and it is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year. Nearly two out of three smokers want to quit, and about half of adult smokers attempt to quit each year. Most of the attempts to quit smoking are unsuccessful, but getting help through cessation advice from healthcare providers, individual, group, and telephone counseling, and cessation medications have shown to be effective.
inHealth’s integrative, personalized approach leverages lower-cost health coaches to support participants on their journey to becoming tobacco-free. inHealth tobacco cessation solutions use proven positive psychology and co-active coaching methods to influence lifestyle factors to quit and maintain a tobacco-free lifestyle.
Using the inHealth proprietary coaching protocols, health coaches address addiction and habit formation as the root cause of tobacco use. This type of approach ensures participants develop a better outlook and emotional well-being, along with the possibility of working holistically on other unhealthy wellness habits leading them to quit. Participants achieve personalized guidance on how to optimize their environment (e.g., triggers, social support), behavior (e.g., mood, anxiety), physical elements (e.g., managing withdrawal) and nutrition (e.g., managing cravings, working on weight management).
For sustained behavior to support a tobacco-free lifestyle, inHealth solutions are as follows:
The expected goal and objective of the plan is to guide participants through the behavioral change of smoking cessation. This will arm participants with essential tools to be successful in quitting smoking for the long-term, along with working on other areas of their wellness, to improve their overall health.
The destructive impact of stress in both an individual’s personal life and in the workplace can’t be overstated and is only increasing. Research shows that stress has a tremendous influence on physical, emotional and mental health. Over time, chronic stress affects one’s ability to concentrate, decreases productivity, makes one more accident-prone, increases the risk of a heart attack, heart disease and stroke, suppresses the immune system, contributes to aging and accelerates the age-related degeneration of the brain, leads to weight gain and digestive disorders, affects moods and relationships and increases pain. The mortality rate for excess stress is comparable to some of the largest causes of death, including heart disease and fatal accidents. In fact, it has a higher death rate than Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
For employers, stress leads to higher healthcare costs for their business, lower productivity among employees, lower employee morale and engagement, absenteeism, more accidents and decreased motivation that leads to lower retention and increased hiring costs. In terms of costs, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that stress costs businesses $300 billion every year.
The need for solutions to address this alarming amount of stress has become all the more clear in a recent report where 80% of workers said they felt stress on the job, nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their coworkers need help to handle stress.
inHealth stress management solutions offer participants help with managing and relieving stress in healthy ways derived from clinical evidence derived from the American Institute of Stress. The plan is tiered to facilitate care based on a user’s level of engagement and individual needs. By using the most current evidence-based methods that are comprised of targeted virtual health coaching, education, remote monitoring and microlearning, inHealth stress management professionals are able to help participants relieve tension, build resiliency, apply positive psychology, reframe negative thinking, implement self-regulating tools and practices and establish healthy responses to stressful events/situations.
The critical areas of stress management include positive psychology and mindset, nutrition and physical activity, relaxation tools and techniques, and social support building. Participants will learn stress-relieving tools and skills, as well as strategies to create long-term resiliency, in addition to adopting a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.