When companies like Creo collaborate with organizations like American College of Lifestyle Medicine to further lifestyle medicine, everyone wins.
Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2016
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the nation’s medical professional society for physicians, allied health professionals and healthcare executives dedicated to a lifestyle medicine-first approach to healthcare, today announced the addition of Creo Wellness as a Founding Member of the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable (CRT).
“After leading a multi-billion dollar health system for more than 20 years, I have seen firsthand the tremendous impact that the promotion of healthy lifestyles can have on organizations and the people that comprise them,” said Peter J. Bernard, CEO & Co-Founder of Creo Wellness, former Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Inc. “We saw our health insurance costs drop by 4% in one year by implementing wellness initiatives that encouraged healthy living. Our employees and their families were happier and healthier. When companies like Creo collaborate with organizations like ACLM to further lifestyle medicine, everyone wins.”
It’s estimated that 80% or more of all healthcare spending in the U.S. is tied to the treatment of conditions rooted in poor lifestyle choices. The medical community, employers and government are all awakening to the fact that by educating, equipping and empowering individuals to prevent and fight disease through the power of their own lifestyle choices, the alarming rise in chronic disease trends and associated costs can be reversed.
With lifestyle improvements for wellness as the centerpiece, Creo empowers individuals to understand and change their own health risks with a personalized approach that improves health and reduces healthcare costs. Creo combines advanced biomarker blood testing with health risk and readiness for change assessments to formulate highly accurate risk stratification.
“We often talk about the fact that advancing lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable system will require awareness, education, certification, reimbursement, and effective educational tools and resources that clinicians, individually, can use, and that employee populations can implement,” said ACLM Executive Director Susan Benigas. “It’s inspiring to see companies like Creo helping to meet the need of these employee populations, being true to a lifestyle medicine-first approach.”
Creo is a wellness change company that integrates the leading science and technology of health improvement into our partners’ wellness initiatives. With our advanced biomarker blood testing and precision analytics, population health plans are built on reliable data and accurate risk baselines. But personal engagement is key to lifestyle changes. So our platform creates personalized lifestyle plans—backed by interactive online profiles and live health coaching—for every participant. With machine learning and detailed reporting, employers can expect real health improvements with verifiable long-term ROI. Preventable diseases drive healthcare spending—see how we create change at http://www.creochange.com.
About the American College of Lifestyle Medicine
ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Join today at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.