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Health Benefits and Implementation Support for the Mediterranean Diet

Over the past few decades the Mediterranean diet has grown considerably popular among Americans who seek to treat various health complications or improve overall health through their diets. This is an area of interest to our business clients who are looking to support better well-being through sustainable behavior change, so we wanted to share some information related to the topic.

Tags: Hepatic Fat Content, Diet Coaching, Health Literacy, Cardiovascular Disease, American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association, Hypertension, MIND Diet, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's, Disease Management, Heart Health, Cognitive Function, Health Conditions, Diabetes, Hypertension, DASH Diet, Heart Attack, Diet, Brain Health, MedDiet, Mediterranean Diet
Brain Health: Optimizing Life and Protecting Your Control Center

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

Many of our clients offer incentives and programs to enhance employee and family health. However, too often these initiatives focus on nutrition, activity, rightsizing and common chronic health conditions like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes. Less attention is placed on brain health, even though our brains must work at peak performance for a lifetime to guide our bodily operations and functions, store our memories and be our control center.

This blog discusses what we can do to improve brain health which enables us to manage information, be logical, judge situations, keep our perspective and grow in wisdom as we experience life and work productively.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Caffeine, Depression, Insomnia, S.M.A.R.T, Electronics Addiction, 5-Hour Energy, Amphetamines, Energy Drinks, Shift Work Disorder Symptoms, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation, Diabetes, Choleterol, Blood Pressure, Alzheimer's Disease, Immune System, National Sleep Foundation, Chronic Health Conditions, Employee Health, Brain Health
Best Practices in Analytics-Powered Bariatric Management Programs

The U.S. is experiencing a crisis in obesity. More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH). Obesity contributes to, and worsens, fatty liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and more. Excessive weight also increases the risk of early mortality. Bariatric surgery is a means to address this issue – but it is not a magic bullet, and it is not an easy path.

Tags: Actionable Data, Care Gaps, Primary Care Physician, Bariatric Surgeon, Care Coordination, Nurse Care, Clinical Outcomes, Financial Outcomes, Health Plan, Osteoarthritis, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease, Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric, Bariatric Management Program, Predictive Analytics
America is Losing Ground on Dire Diabetes Complications: Let's Turn It Around

Epidemiologic and statistical experts from the diabetes division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote an important article on the surge of diabetes complications between 2010 and 2015, largely due to lifestyle modifiable factors in the May 21, 2019 issue of JAMA. The article is a dire warning about young (age 18-44) and middle-aged (age 45-64) adults who disproportionately represented the resurgence in diabetes complications.

While work needs to continue to better understand the demographics and behaviors of subsets in these age groups, the message is that we have to do more to prevent diabetes and reach diabetic individuals who are on a collision course with serious maladies.

APH is dedicated to reversing this untoward trend – and has done so for many clients – but there is more work to do.

Tags: Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, American Diabetes Association, Hemoglobin A1C, Obesity, Obesity, Preventice Care, Health Plans, Glycemic Control, Diabetes Preventive Care, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hyperglycemic Crisis, End Stage Renal Disease, Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department, Diabetic Complications, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Kidney Failure, Predictive Analytics, Poindexter, JAMA, CDC, Center for Disease Control, Diabetes
Reducing Stroke and Heart Disease Risks Through Updated Dietary Best Practices

Following our first May blog, and in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, our clinical team asked us to compile some information here about dietary best practices to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Health Analytics, Healthcare Industry, Stroke Risk, Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Hypertension, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, Heart Healthy, American Heart Association, Obesity, Obesity Rates, DASH Diet, Dietary Best Practices, Depression, Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, National Stroke Awareness Month, CDC, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease
Health Highlight of The Month - Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults

In honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, we wanted to spread stroke awareness and promote prevention by sharing the article, "Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults" by Ellen Hosafros, Director of Corporate Communications for Corporate Synergies Group. This is a topic that's personally important to the APH team as well as our client base and their members, so we appreciate Corporate Synergies Group sharing this content.

Tags: Health Insurance Market, Health Insurance Plans, Medical Insurance, Health Screenings, Glucose Level, Chronic Conditions, Medical Exams, Blood Sugar, Cardiac Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular, Massive Stroke, National Stroke Awareness Month, Heart Attack, Stoke
Is Wellness Outreach with Blinders on Really Still Happening?

Yvonne Daugherty, VP of Development, Advanced Plan for Health

So many health and wellness-related programs today are pinpointing one area of disease, such as diabetes, and providing advice and support for just that one area without taking into effect a holistic picture of the person receiving support. Programs are not as effective this way, and often the members are just ‘checking the box’ in taking their health plan’s calls and texts in order to get the promised rewards.

Tags: Gaps in Care, Poindexter, Diabetes Type 2, Diabetes Type 1, Wellness Outreach, Diabetes Program, Wellness Programs, Diabetes
Influence on Lifestyle Change Does Have an Impact on Outcomes

Once populations are targeted for support and intervention via our Poindexter advanced and predictive analytics (via current state and predicted risk factors), we’ve found that one of the most effective ways to support targeted employees and members is through live or telephonic nurse influence and intervention.

Nurses are able to deliver individuals the education and support they need to make important lifestyle and preventative care changes. This is one of the most effective programs that we’ve seen in delivering needed outcomes.

Tags: Healthcare Outcomes, Predictive Analytics, Population Health, Poindexter, Employee Health, Chronic Conditions, ER Utilization, Preventive Care, Hypertension, Case Management, Disease Management, Healthcare Analytics, Social Determinants of Health, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Co-Morbidities, Population Health Analytics, Population Health Management, Health Outcomes, Diabetes
Pre-Emptive and Analytics-Based Early Action Can Delay Kidney Dialysis, Reduce Plan Costs and Improve Quality of Life

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health & Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health

Early intervention is the key to slowing or stopping chronic kidney disease (CKD), improving the quality of lives for those at risk and containing health plan costs. Avoiding dialysis for just one member represents a health plan savings of $350,000 to $700,00 per year, which more than pays for the CKD program by itself.

Tags: Kidney Dialysis, Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Costs, Care Management, Health Plan, Kidney Disease, Poindexter, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
New Diabetic Guidelines Aim to Improve Diabetic Care but Differ, Causing Confusion

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

All entities managing health plans – self-insured employers, health plans, brokers and more – need to take note of the impact of diabetes on the health of their members and the financial bottom line of their health plans. Particular focus needs to be put on the recent changes to care guidelines for diabetic control as they aim to improve diabetic care – but differ –  which is causing confusion.

Tags: Diabetes, Health Plans, Self-Insured Employers, Brokers, Chronic Disease, Nurse Care Navigators, ADA, Guidelines, HbA1c, America's Health Insurance Plans, Diabetes Guidelines

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