Mendon, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
New York Blood Pressure, Inc. (NYBP, Inc.) is excited to announce a strategic partnership with the community and surrounding areas of Rochester, New York, to provide access to free biometric screenings as part of the Community High Blood Pressure Collaborative, sponsored by Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the Rochester Business Alliance.
Using self-service health stations located throughout the community, individuals can measure blood pressure, pulse rate, weight, body mass index, and can also download readings from glucose meters, pedometers and other devices. These units have an interactive touch screen interface along with internet capabilities that allow users to save and view readings on their own PC using a secure personal health record (PHR), and transfer individual readings to wellness/disease management databases.
In addition to supporting the community collaborative in Rochester to lower blood pressure, NYBP, Inc. is consulting with many corporate wellness programs, along with retail grocery and pharmacy markets across New York State to help raise awareness about the risks of hypertension.
“The corporate wellness market is growing rapidly”, said Ellen Miller, NYBP, Inc.’s COO, “I have seen many companies develop or expand on-site employee wellness centers. Our self-service health stations give employees the tools to help them monitor their health. They become empowered to take better control of their health. Employers are finding that investing in corporate wellness programs increases value for employees and for the company. We have over 800 corporate wellness sites in New York State using our health stations.”
Retail grocery, pharmacy chains, as well as hundreds of independent pharmacies in New York State have turned to NYBP, Inc. to assist them transition to innovative interactive and digital solutions as a way to streamline pharmacy operations.
The networked health stations allow the pharmacy customer to access information about the medical conditions they have, and they will also be able to record and track changes that may be of importance to the pharmacist and their physician when choosing and monitoring treatment.
Using this technology, pharmacies can improve the effectiveness of their third-party wellness/disease management activities. The health stations incorporate convenient biometric monitoring that can be integrated into online aggregate and individual data-reporting services used by the pharmacist.
For more information, please contact Ellen Miller at NYBP, Inc. 585-624-2541 and follow us on Twitter @NYBPInc.