Lifeclinic International launches its FDA approved Health Station nationally with an aim to improve the health of the citizens of India and to reduce health care expenditures through early identification of chronic disease risk factors and health education.
— Lifeclinic International, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and Health Stations launches nationally here in Hyderabad through its Indian partner Lifeclinic India. Lifeclinic’s products are FDA approved and meet AAMI (Association of Advanced Medical Instrumentation) and WHO (World Health Organization) standards.
Lifeclinic’s entry into the national market brings a critical service which will allow individuals to engage in their own health and wellness. T. Venkateswar (Raj) Goud, President, Lifeclinic India said, “For more than 30 years, pharmacies, employers, medical clinics, health clubs and others have provided our self-testing blood pressure monitors as a valuable service. Today, our monitors are widely embraced with more than 30,000 of them in pharmacies and more than 5,000 in other locations throughout the world. They are used more than a million times a day and we proudly say that – We save at least a life a day!”
The lives of far too many people are being blighted and cut short by chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes. In India, deaths due to chronic diseases were 3.8 million in 1990 (40.4% of all deaths) and are expected to reach 7.6 million in 2020 (60.6% of all deaths). Only 20% of chronic diseases deaths occur in high income countries while 80% of the chronic disease deaths occur in low and middle income countries where most of the world’s population lives, informed T. Venkateswar (Raj) Goud.
“The response had been unimagined with over 100 installations, even before the formal launch, in companies like Jet Airways, Apollo Pharmacies, Aditya Birla Group More Pharmacies and the State Bank of Hyderabad; the product is expected to do well”, declared T. Venkateswar (Raj) Goud. “This is a futuristic product full of promises. It will help ensure better health through awareness”, he informed. The cost of the machine varies from 1.72 lakhs to 12 lakhs. The machine which costs 12 lakhs does 24 tests in just five minutes! The company plans to sell 1100 Health Stations in the year 2010.
The Lifeclinic Automated Health Stations provide tools for a natural transition into self-healthcare and chronic disease management. It helps identify early risk factors and prevent progression. The machines can be ideally installed in any public place like: Airports, Bus Terminals, Railway Stations, Super Markets, Shopping Malls, Health Clubs, Corporate Offices and Large Medical Stores. Railway Stations and Metro Railways can keep these health stations in waiting rooms, ticketing counters; star hotels for their guests, corporate houses for the benefit of their employees.
In addition to our unique, self-testing technology, our new Web-enabled health stations provide healthcare professionals and employees with data-tracking and management tools to enhance program effectiveness. Lifeclinic’s blood pressure monitors, health stations and health management systems make it easy for individuals to take an active role in their healthcare while enabling corporate management to reduce healthcare costs and improve the health and productivity of their employees. “Worksite health stations provide cost-effective tools to fight the hypertension and obesity epidemic, which adversely effects employee health and productivity,” said James Evans, Director of International Business Development – Lifeclinic International. “Worksite health stations will increase an employee’s awareness of health risks, and allows the individual to improve their health through life-style changes which leads to a more productive employee and ultimately to reduced health related expenditures for the corporation.”
More than one thousand employers have installed several thousand Lifeclinic self-testing health stations at worksites as a part of their Corporate Wellness Program. The Lifeclinic LC500 provides automated measurements of blood pressure, pulse, weight, body fat, Blood Oxygen and BMI. Peripheral input ports interface with various personal health devices, including glucose meters and pedometers. The LC500 is Internet-ready for secure, HIPAA-compliant, connection to health and wellness tools.
“Worksite health stations integrate health promotion into the worksite and its culture, reach employees who normally would not be engaged in health improvement, and support health and productivity improvement,” said Mr. Evans. He continues, “Lifeclinic is committed to helping our customers design and implement programs that can help control their organization’s healthcare costs. For example, when our health stations identify an employee who is pre-hypertensive, there is an opportunity for early intervention and education to promote lifestyle changes, which in turn may allow the employee to forgo the need for costly medications, visits to the doctor and missed days of work. Obviously, this also benefits the employer’s bottom-line. For individuals who our health stations identify as being hypertensive, the employee’s healthcare provider can be called upon to immediately address factors such as lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, obesity and bad lifestyle habits, and may also recommend inexpensive medication that will prevent the much higher costs of hospitalization and lost productivity.”
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