Healthy Interactions for Diabetes Achieves Sustained Positive 4-year Outcomes for People with Type 2 Diabetes, New Research Finds

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Four-Year Study of Healthy Interactions' Diabetes Program with 11,053 Patients Documents a 55% Reduction in Hospital Admissions as Compared to Control Group

CHICAGO, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Over the past 13 years, Healthy Interactions' programs have improved

the lives of over 35 million people with chronic conditions. A new 48-month study was presented at the American Diabetes Association's 78th Scientific Sessions meeting by Clalit Health Services Research Institute (with Dr. Einav Srulovici as the principal investigator), validating the long-term efficacy and impact of Healthy Interactions' programs. The study was funded by and conducted in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company.

The study tracked the outcomes of 11,053 patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) between January 1, 2010 and April 1, 2016 who enrolled in the Healthy Interactions' Diabetes Conversation Map™ education program.

According to the study, the associations between Healthy Interactions' program participation and post-program laboratory test results (HbA1c, glucose and LDL), and healthcare utilization (frequency of glucose and HbA1c testing; and hospital, physician and specialist visits) were assessed between cases and controls using various regression models at 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 months.

The study showed that the Healthy Interactions' program participants had a significantly lower HbA1c, glucose, and LDL levels up to 36 months post-program enrollment compared to matched-controls. Participants also had significantly more blood glucose testing up to 36 months post-enrollment.

Perhaps most impressively, among program participants the frequency of hospital admissions decreased by 55%, and the length of an average hospital stay was lower compared to the control group up to 36 and 48 months post-enrollment, respectively.

"This study further validates the impact Healthy Interactions' programs can have on triple AIM. We've known for years that our programs drive patient satisfaction and quality by addressing critical gaps in care. This data helps us further demonstrate that our programs have a significant clinical impact and drive down healthcare costs for both providers and payers. We are thankful to Clalit Research Institute for taking the initiative to conduct such a comprehensive study of our diabetes program" stated Peter Gorman, COO of Healthy Interactions.

About Healthy Interactions

A global leader in health education, Healthy Interactions, creates powerful educational approaches that inspire valuable insights and change personal health behaviors. We build partnerships with leading medical and disease associations, not-for-profit organizations, corporations, and healthcare professionals.

Our approaches enable millions of people to take control of their health and live their best lives. Our digital tools empower healthcare consumers to move toward their goals by providing information, tracking, and ongoing interactions with peers and health educators. The result is that patients become more active partners in their health, which improves the outcomes of their diseases. We partner with health systems and clinics across the U.S. and with pharmaceutical companies that sponsor our programs around the world. For more information about Healthy Interactions and our Conversation MapŪ programs, please contact: info(at)healthyinteractions(dot)com.

About Clalit Health Services

Clalit Health Services is the largest health care payer and provider organization in Israel with over 4.4 million members and runs its own network of hospitals and clinics across the country. It operates 14 hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals and a rehabilitation hospital and over 1,200 primary care clinics as well as a network of pharmacies and dental clinics. It has a nationally utilized electronic health record system that started in 1998 and has integrated both inpatient and outpatient healthcare records of Clalit members most of whom stay in the HMO throughout their lifespan.

 

SOURCE Healthy Interactions, Inc



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