American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announces Addition of Clinical Care Innovator Silver Fern Healthcare to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine has announced the addition of health technology innovator Silver Fern Healthcare to its Corporate Roundtable. Silver Fern Healthcare’s Behavior Diagnostic Platform-based system simplifies assessment and management of patient behaviors, goals and barriers in diabetes, as well as improved behavior and psychosocial treatment engagement and coping skills.

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"Silver Fern Healthcare focuses on the 60% of what drives health outcomes and gives clinicians actionable care paths to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs."

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) today announced the addition of Silver Fern Healthcare 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.

Silver Fern Healthcare combines behavior medicine expertise with a state-of-the-art digital platform to deliver a distinctive integrated toolset for use in routine clinical care. While clinicians routinely order a range of diagnostic tests, including clinical, laboratory, pathology, radiology and genetic screenings, until now they have not had access to practical screenings for behavior and psychosocial issues that are critical to diabetes care and a professional challenge for front-line primary care clinicians. Silver Fern’s proprietary Behavior Diagnostic Platform for chronic disease management has shown in rigorous, real-world, community and clinical settings to significantly improve health outcomes for people living with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and provides actionable suggestions and care pathways for providers and health care networks.

Moreover, Silver Fern’s integrated digital health system offers practical solutions for implementing the new American Diabetes Association (2016) clinical care guidelines by simplifying assessment and management of patient behaviors, goals and barriers, as well as psychosocial problems, to improve treatment engagement and to help them cope with the burden of treatment. For clinicians, the program provides readily accessible, actionable reports which integrate into an existing electronic medical record and team workflows.

“Silver Fern Healthcare delivers practical, highly scalable behavior and psychosocial diagnostic solutions to clinicians to use with patients who have chronic diseases,” said Silver Fern Chief Scientific Officer Garry Welch. “We focus on the 60% of what drives health outcomes and give clinicians actionable care paths to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.”

“Silver Fern has cracked the code to better outcomes by focusing on the behavior and psychosocial aspects of chronic disease,” said ACLM President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, FACLM, DipABLM. “By identifying critical behavior and psychosocial issues in patients with chronic disease, clinicians can tailor motivational and educational resources to drive optimal health outcomes. The company’s mission to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for patients living with chronic disease worldwide is in direct alignment with ACLM’s. We welcome them to our Corporate Roundtable.”

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 SILVER FERN HEALTHCARE: Silver Fern Healthcare, LLC is a U.S.-based mission-oriented company that provides a unique, validated Behavior Diagnostic Platform to clinical care teams to improve the management of chronic diseases beyond medical protocols. Silver Fern’s proprietary Behavior Diagnostic Platform assesses and addresses key behavior and psychosocial vital signs that drive patient engagement and outcomes. While clinicians routinely order a range of diagnostic tests, including clinical, laboratory, pathology, radiology, and genetic screenings, until now they have not had access to practical screenings for behavior and psychosocial issues that are critical to diabetes care and a professional challenge for front-line primary care clinicians. Silver Fern’s Behavior Diagnostic Platform for chronic disease management has shown in rigorous, real-world, community, and clinical settings to significantly improve health outcomes for people living with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and provides actionable recommendations and care pathways for providers and health care networks. Learn more at http://silverfernhealthcare.com/

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