Hitting the Brakes on Health Care Spending: An Initiative to Stop Prediabetes in its Tracks

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For many employers, diabetes is one of their top medical expenditures and contributes to lost productivity and an increase in absenteeism. Where does prediabetes fit into this cost equation? While not as costly, prediabetes can have a meaningful impact on medical spend and remains significantly under-identified. Nine out of ten individuals with prediabetes are unaware of their condition. Most individuals with prediabetes have had no prior history and will not be identified through traditional testing. Find out how Interactive Health is addressing this gap in prediabetes risk identification among employees and translating it into meaningful health care dollars for employees and employers alike.

What You Will Learn:

  • Gaps in prediabetes risk identification in worksite settings when using traditional approaches
  • How to identify and track the true number of individuals in your employee population who are at risk for prediabetes
  • Ways to uncover key cost drivers for employers at different levels of health risk and identify relevant cost savings opportunities that can impact your overall business
  • The evaluation of a large health system case study who took this advanced approach to risk identification, combined with a comprehensive wellness program, and the results that they achieved

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Thought Leaders

Jane Ruppert RDN LDN CDE
Senior Vice President Clinical Service Delivery
Interactive Health
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Jane Ruppert joined Interactive Health in 2006 and oversees the operations of the clinical services, which provide impactful interventions to promote health and well-being. Jane has grown the company’s coaching services during her tenure by over 150% percent, improving health outcomes nationwide.

Before Interactive Health, Jane worked as a clinical nutritionist, providing medical nutrition therapy in inpatient and outpatient settings. Since 2006, Jane has specialized in developing, implementing and managing well-being programs that foster chronic care management and prevention.

Jane is a registered licensed dietitian with a certification in diabetes education and health coach training through Wellcoaches Corporation. She is a frequent guest speaker and contributor on a variety of topics for corporations and national organizations. She is active in the Health Enhancement Research Organization Think Tank, American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

EDUCATION
B.S., Food and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.

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