FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 01, 2009
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BREAKTHROUGH RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL OFFERS PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH
Know Your NumberŪ improves communication between doctor and
Research Triangle Park, N.C. (July, 2009)-
BioSignia's literature-based, disease-specific health risk
assessment tool continues to deliver promising results in two of the
key goals in health reform: improved patient care and reduced
health-care costs. Know Your Number (KYN) is the first
multi-dimensional risk assessment tool to assess an individual's
risk of developing major chronic preventable diseases such as
diabetes and heart disease, as well as showing what steps can be
taken to reduce the risk.
"Know Your Number helped turn the doctor-patient relationship into a
team approach where I become the coach," says Dr. David Michael, a
North Carolina M.D. in internal medicine who uses Know Your Number
in his clinical practice. "That improved communication helps
patients take charge of their health by focusing on preventing
problems, which means I can provide better health care and patients
can save money because they are healthier."
New polls show Americans overwhelmingly rank disease prevention as
the most important health care reform priority. Data from wellness
programs using Know Your Number show the value of disease
Employees with the State of North
Carolina reduced medical expenses between 5%-16% using KYN.
BankPlus, a financial services
corporation documented a 5-year return on investment of $3 saved
for every dollar spent on an employee wellness program using
A Cumberland County, NC wellness
program using KYN found employees could save $500/person/year
through reductions of 10%-20% in diabetes, stroke, heart
The CDC estimates 70% of
healthcare spending in the U.S. (nearly $2 trillion) is
associated with preventable diseases.
"By using Know Your Number and focusing on
disease prevention, we move from a sick care industry to a health
care industry," says Dr. Tim Smith, president and COO of BioSignia.
"KYN's one page report graphically tells you who is at risk for
chronic diseases and what diseases they may face in the future, as
well as how much risk of disease there is and how much of that risk
is modifiable before the condition turns into a crisis."
After more than a year of using the Know Your Number report as an
assessment tool and benchmark to show a patient's progress, Dr.
Michael calls KYN invaluable for several reasons:
It uses objective data already collected
during a physical.
It assesses current level and potential
It brings preventive care and a patient's
ability to change into the discussion.
"Patient's are now seeing tangible results
from being engaged in their healthcare" adds Dr. Michael. "They are
feeling better and saving money."
About BioSignia, Inc.
Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., BioSignia is a
leading technology company focused on bringing innovative predictive
modeling solutions to the preventive health, wellness and insurance
markets. Know Your Number, the company's proprietary synthesis
modeling approach to chronic disease risk prediction, is the core of
BioSignia's flagship solution. In 2004, BioSignia received the
Disease Management Association of America's prestigious award for
Best Enabling Tool for Disease Management. Since then, BioSignia's
talented R&D team has continued to advance synthesis modeling,
continuously updating it to reflect the ever expanding need for
effective chronic disease prevention, management and treatment.
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