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, RD, LDN, CDE
Vice President of Health Services
Interactive Health
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Jane is the Vice President of Health Services at Interactive Health overseeing all health coaching and health education programing. Jane has grown the coaching services during her tenure by 80%, expanding programming that has been implemented nationally, proven to be effective in improving health outcomes. Jane worked as a Clinical Nutritionist for 20 years, providing medical nutrition therapy in both inpatient and outpatient setting. Since 2006, she has focused on employee wellness and prevention. Jane specializes in developing, implementing and managing coaching programs with an emphasis on diabetes, cardiac risk reduction and weight management.

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