LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edumedics, an innovative healthcare delivery company serving self-insured employers, health plans and health systems, today announced quarterly results showing client savings between 16% to 41% among program participants with chronic diseases.
People with chronic diseases – obesity, diabetes, COPD and hypertension – typically account for up to 75% of an employer’s medical costs. This is because employees with chronic diseases are often unable to effectively manage their conditions over the long-run, resulting in complications such as kidney failure and heart disease. Edumedics works directly with this group to improve health outcomes and drive significant savings for employers.
“Before Edumedics, our health plan costs were expected to double in five years. But now we’re running $500,000 under budget,” said Jeff Mudrak, associate vice president and director of human resources, Transylvania University. “Moreover, the number of employees in the high-risk range has decreased by 40% since 2014.”
At the heart of Edumedics is a proactive, programmatic approach to member outreach combined with personalized care delivered by clinical teams of nurse practitioners, nurses and dieticians. Care is delivered at the worksite, at a near-site clinic, or remotely via telehealth.
“We eliminate barriers to patient adherence through a combination of evidence-based protocols and patient education, supported by our proprietary technology platform. In doing so, we drive accountability and measurable health improvement among members,” said Dr. Michael Harper, chief medical officer, Edumedics.
Edumedics works with all types of groups ranging from Medicare Advantage to universities to manufacturers to city and municipal governments. Its Clinical Advisory Board features world-class experts in endocrinology, cardiology, population health, informatics, care transformation and quality.
“Edumedics addresses the unmet needs of people facing the challenges of managing chronic diseases by bridging the gap between primary care and employer health program offerings,” said Alice Shade, CEO, Edumedics. “With participation rates as high as 85% among this group, we consistently drive double-digit cost reductions.”
About Edumedics: Edumedics maximizes the value of the healthcare dollar for self-insured employers and Medicare Advantage groups through its innovative healthcare delivery model. By putting Nurse Practitioners face-to-face with individuals who have the daily challenge of managing diabetes and other chronic conditions, Edumedics improves health and reduces costs for the groups they serve. Learn more at www.edumedics.com.