FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2010
Contact: Lisa Finger, 919.933.2021, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith College Improves Waistlines
and Corporate Bottom Line with Know Your NumberŪ
Advanced health risk assessment seen as prescription for controlling
health care costs
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – BioSignia, a leading
technology company bringing predictive modeling solutions to the
preventive healthcare market, today announced its Know Your Number
technology has helped Meredith College improve participation in its
employee health programs and control healthcare costs as part of
Meredith’s WOW! (Working on Wellness at Work!) program. Meredith
College is the Southeast’s largest private women’s college.
Susan Drury-Rohner, Assistant Professor and Faculty-Staff Wellness
Coordinator, calls Know Your Number a key component of Meredith’s
WOW wellness program. “Our focus is not only on controlling health
care costs but also to improve our employees’ health,” says Drury-Rohner.
“We can achieve all of those goals by identifying and addressing a
health issue before it becomes a crisis.” When negotiating with
their healthcare benefit provider, Meredith was able to present
results from the WOW program and Know Your Number to help keep
premium increases down.
How it Works
Know Your Number takes a person’s unique health information
including weight, blood pressure, lifestyle habits, family health
history, and recent lab work with glucose and cholesterol levels.
Behind the scenes, BioSignia’ patented technology, called Synthesis
Analysis, evaluates the data and produces a confidential health
report including one’s specific risk of the nation's biggest disease
killers; diabetes, stroke and heart disease. It then maps out
exactly how to reduce those unique risk factors.
BioSignia reports companies large and small are inquiring about
incorporating Know Your Number into their employee wellness program.
CEO John Williams says while individual results are confidential,
the aggregated and de-identified information allows companies to
prioritize the top risk factors within their work force and address
the actual health needs of their employees.
“Employers looking to control healthcare spending are discovering
they can’t manage what they don’t measure,” says John Williams, CEO
of BioSignia. “Because preventable health problems cost employers in
lost productivity and absenteeism, companies need the data showing
the prevalence of health risks and chronic conditions within the
workforce to manage the health of its workers and control the costs
of health care. Know Your Number provides that information and we
are excited that our technology is an important component of
Meredith’s wellness program.
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 healthcare 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 award
for Best Enabling Tool for Disease Management from DMAA: The Care
Continuum Alliance. 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.
For more information about Know Your Number, visit:
For more information about BioSignia, visit: www.biosignia.com
About Meredith College
Chartered in 1891, Meredith College has grown to become one of the
largest independent private women’s colleges in the U.S. Meredith
offers a comprehensive liberal arts undergraduate education, as well
as coeducational graduate programs in business, nutrition and
education. For more information, please visit: www.meredith.edu.