Self-monitoring for true hypertension awareness
40%of participants in a Harvard study had masked hypertension.
In the U.S., the unhealthiest 6% of employees drive 47% of healthcare spending. But focusing only on that small segment doesn’t address the full problem.
It’s likely that some of your employees have hypertension – a primary and prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular problems – and don’t know it. According to the American College of Cardiology, self-monitoring blood pressure is critical in
detecting hypertension. Not only is it symptomless, it often goes undiagnosed even when blood pressure readings are taken during annual wellness exams. In fact, in several Harvard clinical studies, as many as 40% of participants had normal blood pressure at doctor visits, but higher readings in their daily lives – what’s called “masked hypertension”. Left untreated, even slightly elevated blood pressure significantly raises the risk of heart attack risk by 350%.
Good things happen when you put TruSense to work.
As an employer, managing high-cost claimants is your #1 health cost containment strategy2. TruSense helps by identifying early signs of health conditions as they arise, before they become serious and costly. It makes good sense when you consider disease management programs have shown an average ROI of 380%3.
With the TruSense Employer Solution, employees use low-cost, FDA-approved monitoring devices in the workplace to periodically check basic weight and blood pressure stats. Our mobile app allows individual employees to track their health readings and set up custom reminders and alerts.
380%Average ROI from disease management programs
Self-monitoring helps build healthier habits and improve overall health. Those who weigh themselves daily as part of a weight management regimen are more likely to develop healthier habits and lose more weight overall than those who don’t7.
Likewise, it’s been shown that self-measured blood pressure readings are accurate predictors of cardiovascular problems. Patients who self-measure are more engaged with their treatment than those who don’t. This leads to more responsible lifestyle habits, stronger adherence to therapy, and lower blood pressure on average8.
Track company health trends with the Dashboard.
The TruSense Employer Dashboard de-identifies, aggregates, and displays all collected employee health data. Company-wide health trends become clear, leading to healthier employees, fewer insurance claims, and ultimately, lower premiums. What’s more, healthy employees are more productive and miss fewer workdays.
Good behaviors lead to great results.
Reduces all-cause mortality by
Moderate weight loss (under 9%) has been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure and other risk factors9 in those who are overweight or obese. And a reduction of just 1% in excess weight, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels has been shown to save roughly $80-$100 annually per person in medical costs10.
Even a small amount of activity can make a difference in employee risk. Walking at a brisk pace for as little as 10 minutes a day, or at a slower pace for 15 to 20 minutes reduces all-cause mortality by 33 percent in patients with stable coronary heart disease11.
Our wellness kit empowers employers and employees.
The TruSense Health Workplace Wellness Kit contains everything needed to start a community-based program to help employees make better health decisions. This includes monitoring hardware, access to the Employer Dashboard and personalized informational materials designed to help maintain engagement among employees.