Novus Health introduces Stay Healthy at Work™ - a new targeted health management program for the workplace

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Novus Health, Canada's leader in health navigation and wellness solutions for workplace health, has announced a nation-wide roll-out of the Stay Healthy at Work™ program, its innovative disease management service for insurers and third-party administrators seeking to manage employee health risks.

Stay Healthy at Work™ proactively tackles today's most prevalent health conditions and concerns before they lead to extended employee absence and disability claims. The program equips at-work employees to manage their symptoms, navigate health care resources, and improve their health.

As part of an integrated, web-based wellness strategy, Stay Healthy at Work™ represents an affordable, turnkey solution for Canadian insurance suppliers to offer employers and plan sponsors a highly effective health management program. The integrated program gives employees telephone and online access to engaging health tools and resources. In addition, it provides support from health care professionals, thereby helping employees better manage health conditions that affect their daily life. With proactively triggered coaching, Stay Healthy at Work™ specifically targets repetitive strain injuries, stress, anxiety, depression, back and neck pain, pre-diabetes and diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure—all of which contribute to rising health plan costs.

According to the 2013 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, 69% of employees felt their employers should take greater steps to help prevent disease, illness, and injury among their employees, rather than simply pay for treatment. Likewise, 91% of plan sponsors surveyed felt they should do more for their employees by taking a more proactive approach by focusing on prevention.

The Stay Healthy at Work™ program provides proactive intervention and outreach to at-risk employees with online health education and personalized telephone support with a health care professional who is there to prepare and activate the employee toward improved self-management. "We are living in a new era in which individuals are able to drive their own health care. And employers are in a unique position to equip employees with powerful tools and services to help them better manage and improve their health. Stay Healthy at Work is an ideal solution for organizations to have a real impact" says Dr. Richard Heinzl, Novus Health's Medical Director.

About Novus Health

Novus Health offers an evidence-based, integrated, and comprehensive selection of health management and health navigation tools. With operations in Canada and the U.S., Novus Health's products—health navigation via web and phone, integrated health risk assessment, health coaching, and medical consultation services—encourage employee health ownership and reduce health care costs.

www.novushealth.com

SOURCE Novus Health

For further information: Mira Jelic, Novus Health Co-Founder and Vice President, 1-866-789-0850 ext. 351, mira@novushealth.com


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