BALTIMORE, Md., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Telemedicine Association Annual Trade Show -- BettrLife, a leader in health and wellness technology, announced today that Advisory Board member, Ignatius (Nate) Brady, MD, MPH, director of occupational medicine for Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa will present an educational session at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Trade Show in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Brady's "Impact of mHealth on Wellness Program and Chronic Conditions" presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 20 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. within the Patient-Focused Care track of the meeting on Using mHealth to put Patients First.
During the session, Dr. Brady will expose how user engagement with mHealth can promote enhanced overall health and wellness and drive long-term behavior change. Additionally, he will demonstrate how mHealth will impact the main drivers of chronic conditions and how technology in wellness will have a significant impact on personal wellness and controlling healthcare's rising costs.
"Health and wellness takes center stage as our industry shifts its focus from the management of care to preventative care. This is especially true for chronic illnesses like obesity – which accounts for nearly 75 percent of the nation's healthcare spending," said Dr. Brady. "Through this session, I hope to demonstrate the importance of accountability for personal wellness as a key factor in accountable care and getting healthcare costs under control."
Nate Brady, MD, MPH is a 1997 graduate of the University of Colorado and a 1999 graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Public Health where he received a masters of public health. In 2001, he completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with a specialty in occupational medicine. Dr. Brady is currently the director for occupational medicine at MercyCare Occupational Health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he provides physical examinations and services for evaluation, treatment and prevention of work-related injuries.
BettrLife is a unique technology solution that enables healthcare providers to engage their patients to take control of their own health and wellness through an integrated suite of food, nutrition and activity tracking tools. This interaction facilitates patient engagement and leads to long-term healthy lifestyle changes within their populations. BettrLife's clinical applications are designed to facilitate both the management of chronic conditions and healthy lifestyle goals. Its cross-platform technology allows for cloud data to be accessed via iOS, Android or web-enabled devices. For more information, visit www.BettrLife.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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