FusionHealth to Present at the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) International Conference

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Southeastern Freight Lines to Deliver Successful Case History of Sleep Management Solutions Provided by FusionHealth

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FusionHealth has enabled us to address the critical issue of sleep apnea and its powerful affect among our commercial drivers without a significant productivity loss to our business.

FusionHealth, the leading provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that change the way businesses think about health management, today announced that it will be presenting at the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) International Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 26, 2013. In addition, Mr. John Pryor, Vice President of HR and Safety at Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc., a FusionHealth client and leading-edge employer regarding proactive management of sleep disorders, was invited to speak to the global attendees at the 2013 International IHPM conference about the benefits of sleep health solutions.

Southeastern Freight Lines announced the initial results and promising trends of a comprehensive analysis conducted last December by FusionHealth. The ongoing study was designed to assess the impact on health-related costs and job performance associated with effective Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment. The study, among a cohort of commercial motor vehicle drivers, showed that within the first nine months of treatment among the sleep health program participants, medical and pharmacy cost trends decreased 6% compared to a 12-month baseline. During the same time period, the individually matched control group's medical and pharmacy costs increased 16%.

“FusionHealth has enabled us to address the critical issue of sleep apnea and its powerful affect among our commercial drivers without a significant productivity loss to our business," stated. Mr. Pryor. “FusionHealth’s medical acumen and business innovation made this test, and our on-going solution successful for Southeastern Freight Lines. But what surprised me most was the positive feedback that we received from our associates and their families in such a short period of time," he shared. "The FusionHealth solution has changed people’s lives. Our associates feel better and have more energy. That just makes good business sense."

About FusionHealth
FusionHealth®, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, specializes in technology-enabled integrated care management solutions for companies seeking to reduce health-related costs. The company’s SaaS-based delivery model provides its client companies with access to its global platform technology enabling them to integrate preventive medicine with personal wellness and employee engagement in a way that changes lives and improves their bottom line performance. For more information, visit http://www.fusionhealth.com.

About IHPM
The Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) is a global non-profit enterprise created in 1997 to establish the full value of employee health as an investment in workplace productivity and business performance. The Institute champions the idea of health as human capital -- and the greatest untapped source of competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

Employers' concept of health value previously was limited mostly to the outcomes of medical care delivered to their employees who were sick. A larger concept of value looks beyond getting sick people well or even back to work, and expands the definition of value to include better employee performance on the job -- or increased productivity.

Health promotion and care delivery models that can improve functional health and positively impact total labor costs -- rather than just health care costs -- get employers to a new “bottom line” that makes health an asset rather than an expense. The Institute is working with employers, providers and governments globally to help build, manage and measure these models.

IHPM pursues its mission around the world through conferences, seminar-style Academies, print and electronic publications that include a magazine and a peer-reviewed Journal, and demonstration projects with real employers to prove the business case for investing in workplace health by actually measuring its impact on productivity. The Institute now is active in China, Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico and Europe as well as the U.S.

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