ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) announced today the addition of HealthSnap to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of individuals and organizations whose collective vision is sustainable human health, a sustainable health care system and a sustainable world.
With research originating from the University of Miami on preventing and reversing chronic diseases through simple lifestyle modification, HealthSnap is a solution-driven company blended of health care experts, scientists and engineers who are simplifying the understanding of lifestyle data. HealthSnap offers the first device-agnostic Lifestyle Analytics and Remote Monitoring Platform, which transforms patient-generated lifestyle data from wearables, sensors, apps and questionnaires into a concise, easily understandable and actionable Lifestyle Profile.™
The Lifestyle Profile provides a full longitudinal picture of patient vital signs, activity, nutrition and behaviors to easily create a personalized, educational and data-driven roadmap to health for every patient. The platform makes patient lifestyle data easy to understand by taking a data-driven approach to preventive care. After a patience's information is recorded, it generates personalized recommendations, sends HIPAA-secure messages and tracks individual and population outcomes with advanced analytics.
"HealthSnap's advanced Lifestyle Analytics Platform empowers thousands of leading clinicians and providers around the country to treat, prevent and reverse chronic diseases. As the health care industry shifts towards a data-driven and outcomes-based care model centered around the patient, we're looking forward to joining the ACLM's Corporate Roundtable and telling the story of how our best practices and approaches can empower ACLM members to thrive in this new health care paradigm," said HealthSnap CEO and Co-Founder Yenvy Truong.
"HealthSnap understands the market shift toward treating the root-cause of the rising tsunami of lifestyle-related chronic disease, and the need to make associated technology work for the patient and their health care professional," said ACLM President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM. "We are excited to have HealthSnap on our Corporate Roundtable and look forward to collaborating on making Lifestyle Medicine practice true value-based care."
The Corporate Roundtable of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine convenes health care and lifestyle thought leaders, with a keen focus on the power of Lifestyle Medicine to transform health and health care. Roundtable members explore effective Lifestyle Medicine clinical applications, strategies for accelerating reimbursement, and adoption and analysis of potential business-related opportunities. The Roundtable launched in 2015 and has grown to include more than 30 active member organizations.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the medical professional society for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system. Lifestyle Medicine is the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.
More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanized force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective mission 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 root cause of disease. Learn more at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.
ABOUT HEALTHSNAP: HealthSnap is committed to fundamentally shifting health care from the reactive "disease care" paradigm of the past into a proactive, preventive care model of the future. Its mission is to bridge the gap between lifestyle and medicine, not just by collecting lifestyle data, but by analyzing it in a way that allows both patients and clinicians to anticipate and prevent debilitating, costly chronic conditions. By taking the critical extra step to make sense of lifestyle data, a powerful tool is provided for health care organizations to use as the building blocks for personalized and data-driven health roadmaps as they begin shifting towards value-based care models.
American health care has traditionally focused on treating acute conditions. Today, lifestyle-related chronic diseases account for 81% of all hospital admissions, 76% of all physician visits, and $1.5 trillion in health care spending each year. With the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, HealthSnap is reshaping healthcare into a model that centers around chronic disease prevention and reversal. To learn more about HealthSnap, please visit https://healthsnap.io.
SOURCE American College of Lifestyle Medicine