Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
The recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, "Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America," highlights the possible health care savings through primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. According to the report, missed opportunities in these three areas of preventive medicine total $55 billion dollars in annual excess costs.
Additionally, the IOM report says that there is a powerful potential in using mobile technologies and electronic health records to both capture and share health data in a better way. The report recommends that doctors and care organizations integrate these tools into their care, as well as promote them to patients in order to more effectively engage them in health care.
Promoting the importance of preventive medicine and the use of new technologies are key aspects of U.S. Preventive Medicine’s mission. Through the development of its products The Prevention Plan™, a web-based, personalized health benefit, and Macaw™, a mobile health and fitness app, U.S. Preventive Medicine is causing a convergence of technology with the clinical discipline of preventive medicine. The company is leveraging these tools to deliver better health and lower medical costs.
“U.S. Preventive Medicine congratulates the IOM for recognizing the value of prevention in transforming the country’s health care system,” said Christopher Fey, founder, CEO and chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. “Through The Prevention Plan and Macaw, U.S. Preventive Medicine has already begun the paradigm shift from sick care to preventive care through its combination of online platforms, integrated mobile technology and patient-centered care.”
About U.S. Preventive Medicine
U.S. Preventive Medicine (http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com) is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. Innovative products—The Prevention Plan™ web-based health management platform and Macaw mobile health & fitness app—are based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) and disease management by URAC. More information can be found on Facebook (Facebook.com/ThePreventionPlan), Twitter (@USPM) and YouTube (YouTube.com/thepreventionchannel).