WellPortals - Wellness That Makes Financial Sense


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WellPortals - Wellness That Makes Financial Sense

  1. 1. Wellness That Makes Financial Sense
  2. 2. Physician Created, Using Clinically Proven Techniques WellPortals is revolutionizing both corporate and personal wellness by providing online wellness programs that target major chronic diseases including: ◦ Diabetes ◦ Heart Disease ◦ Cancer Prevention ◦ Asthma Prevention The result are performance-based wellness programs to reduce the symptoms, occurrences and high cost of chronic illness. WellPortals™
  3. 3. Chronic Disease Drives Healthcare Costs WellPortals™ ◦ Up to 77% of the population – have at least one chronic disease. ◦ More than 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions. ◦ 91% of all prescriptions filled; and 76% of all physician visits are related to chronic conditions. ◦ Chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S., killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year. Source: Diseases vs. Populations: The Impact of Chronic Conditions. Integrated Benefits Institute. August 2008 Number of Americans with One or More Chronic Diseases
  4. 4. Wellness That Makes Financial Sense WellPortals™ Uneven Distribution of Healthcare Spending Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010 $829 $7,980 $12,265 $26,767 $40,682 WellPortals focuses on the high-risk individuals who use a disproportionate share of healthcare resources. 50% of the population have a negligible impact on healthcare costs.
  5. 5. WellPortals’ Wellness System Systematic Approach. Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes. These diseases are often preventable and the symptoms, occurrences, costs can be significantly reduced by systematically improving lifestyle choices including diet, exercise, and stress management. WellPortals™
  6. 6. WellPortals’ Wellness System Blending Wellness and Technology. We give individuals the tools, knowledge, support and environment to help produce lasting personal lifestyle changes. There are three main components to WellPortals’ programs. ◦ Wellness system ◦ Online wellness portal ◦ Weekly group classes WellPortals™
  7. 7. Highest ROI in Wellness WellPortals™ The Asheville and Hickory Projects. The cities of Asheville and Hickory North Carolina launched lifestyle modification programs designed to reduce the impact and cost of diabetes. 1) Average annual medical expenses dropped by 40 percent. 2) The average number of sick days taken dropped 50 percent. 3) Catastrophic events and hospitalizations were reduced by 50 percent.
  8. 8. How We Lower Healthcare Costs WellPortals™ ◦ Focus is on highest-risk individuals. ◦ Helps reduce the higher monthly maintenance costs of healthcare associated with chronic disease. ◦ Helps reduce the cost of catastrophic health events associated with chronic disease. ◦ Helps reduce absenteeism associated with chronic disease. ◦ One low cost per participant.