NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 25, 2018
Fit4D, a New York City-based diabetes management company, today announced that its CEO David Weingard and Clinical Director Brooke Benton will join Humana Inc.’s (NYSE: HUM) Bold Goal Director Dr. Andrew Renda on the main stage at this year’s annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference to discuss how value can be delivered for patients, providers and payers.
Humana, a leading health and well-being company, and Fit4D will share successful member engagement strategies and lessons learned in the real world through their partnership. The session will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9.15 a.m. in room 316 of the Baltimore Convention Center. The annual AADE conference brings together health industry experts to provide a global perspective to the discussion of critical issues and new models of diabetes care.
The Humana and Fit4D partnership, which has expanded in Florida over the last year, has been effective with enrollment rates topping 30 percent and delivering a positive impact on patient’s health with diabetes as measured by both blood sugar control and Healthy Days. Healthy Days is a survey tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track self-reported health-related quality of life. The program is available for both English and Spanish speaking members.
“We are honored to host this session with Dr. Renda, whose passion for improving the health of Humana members is inspiring,” said David Weingard, Fit4D CEO. “The national AADE conference is the perfect forum to share successful engagement strategies as it celebrates the expertise, passion and commitment of diabetes educators across the U.S. We will share how measurable health improvements have delivered in value-based care models to achieve outcomes, improve quality measures, and drive patient empowerment.”
“It’s important that we highlight this example of how certified diabetes educators can help address social determinants of health as part of a comprehensive care model to improve diabetes outcomes,” said Dr. Renda. “Humana is committed to improving health and quality of life through our Bold Goal population health strategy, where we aim to help the communities we serve become 20 percent healthier by the year 2020.” By partnering with Fit4D, we are testing a high tech, high touch diabetes care model that includes addressing root causes of uncontrolled diabetes.”
If you’d like to learn more about Fit4D, visit booth #621 and meet the team. For more information on AADE18 please visit http://www.aademeeting.org/.
Fit4D’s mission is to improve the lives of people living with diabetes worldwide. Fit4D delivers scalable and effective diabetes management programs through an optimized mix of humans and technology to deliver measurable outcomes in an affordable manner. The Fit4D clinical team is comprised primarily of Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) with clinical credentials as nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, social workers and more, who are passionate about empowering people with diabetes to live rich, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Fit4D’s clients include health plan, provider and pharmaceutical companies. Fit4D has also engaged in numerous joint initiatives with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Research Institute and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. For more information visit http://www.fit4d.com.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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