Exploring Consumer Solutions In Windsor-Essex
Chronic disease =
$39 billion a year in Canada.
Productivity losses =
$54.4 billion annually.
JSC Lifestyle Management Inc. is collaborating with TELUS in an activity involving up to 1000 individuals living in Windsor-Essex, Ontario. The focus of the study design uses Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to engage participants in different cohorts in the research process.
A recent worldwide Gallup study found only 16% of Canadian employees were engaged at work. This staggering reality in combination with the declining health of the average Canadian addresses issues which can no longer be ignored.
The tenets of our model promote early adoption in a preventative health approach to enable employers/employees to focus more on their health strengths, before disease exists. Benefits from education through the use of the PHR and its value in early detection and personal health management are expected, complementing treatments of pre-existing conditions. Download the JSC-TELUS Consumer Activity Abstract-2014 for further information about this consumer research activity.
This activity brings to light the undeniable costs of sick employees/citizens. The activity proposes a more cost-effective preventative model indicating various opportunities for a ROI. The results will also help validate a sustainable business model allowing participants a realization to continue healthy lifestyle changes further diminishing long-term implications of unhealthy citizens on our Canadian Healthcare System.
The unique blend of health modalities and digital tracking via the participant’s TELUS Personal Health Record will provide results over a 12 month period which will encourage participants to continue to engage in years 2, 3 and beyond. Additional benefits to Windsor-Essex include residual cash injections for local businesses facilitating the services and products required during the activity. Engaging 1000 citizens in a positive collective vision begins to alter the cultural fabric of the community in a desirable way.
TELUS provides a nationally recognized system compliant with Canada Health InfoWay security and privacy standards.
* Over 60+ healthcare tools accessible including forms, tables, reports, charts, graphs, tracking, surveys, care plans, messaging and scheduling
* Participants can securely upload, download, view, modify, track and share key health data
* Allows for better tracking of health information and conditions
* Clients and health related professionals can choose which data is shared
Majority of individuals when left in an independently self-led situation will struggle to realize long term success. Authentic support and connection with positive people also increases rates of success. This approach helps ensure optimum outcomes when participants are faced with potential future medical issues. It is proven those who track and journal their efforts in adopting new behaviors and goals, have a greater rate of success. Efficiency implemented into the health care process facilitates immediate short term value. The reduced cost due to healthier citizens proves an important outlook for the long-term vision. Corporate benefits include cohort optimization for less absenteeism and best effort work ethics by healthy employees.
This unique community collaboration combines a 360 degree menu of preventative modalities at a 60% cost reduction.
The activity is set up so that you can participate at a Basic level which is the most cost effective or at an Enhanced level which gives you and your team supervision along with a monthly mental and physical session for the full 12 month activity.
TELUS has come on board by providing each participant, Basic or Enhanced, with access to a personal and private Electronic Personal Health Record template to track basic elements common in all their activity and progress. This Health Record is more valuable than a regular app because it is accredited for use across Canada and is being used in numerous healthcare environments to engage clinicians with their care-givers and for personal record keeping in an e-health platform. It’s secure and can be shared with your own physician or any other healthcare provider nationally, but only with your consent. Privacy and security of the system has been approved by Canada Health InfoWay, Canada’s leading agency for e-health implementations. A collaboration including preventative solutions tracked in a secure platform is the future of healthcare and is positioning our community as a leader in this national shift.
Download our Collaboration Package if you are interested in collaborating in this 12 month activity that will help bring preventative health to our motivated citizens.
“The highest use of capital is
not to make more money, but
to make money do more for
the betterment of life.”
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