Cardiovascular HRAs

As a leader of proven and innovative services, HealthAware’s Cardiovascular Risk Assessment program will help you meet your goals of developing patient relationships, improving the overall health of your community, and generating new revenue for your healthcare facility. These risk assessments educate and motivate at-risk, asymptomatic patients to take action to improve their health. Our web-based heart risk assessments, clinical documentation system, and reporting capabilities are tightly coupled with well-defined and proven intake processes.

Our Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment program includes:

Cardiovascular disease is the underlying cause for nearly 801K deaths each year in the US alone, according to the American Heart and Stroke Association. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. Over 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) today. Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack. The estimated direct and indirect cost of heart disease in 2012-2013 (annual average) was $199.6 Billion. Heart attacks and coronary heart disease are 2 of the 10 most costly principal diagnoses.

There is hope though. These stats can be significantly reduced through education and early detection with HealthAware patient risk assessments.

HeartAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Diabetes
  • Ethnicity
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Inactivity/sedentary lifestyle
  • Leg pain
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

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Nearly 29 million Americans have diabetes affecting nearly 9.3 percent of the United States population. It is estimated that seven million people do not yet know that they have the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, an additional 86 million Americans age 20 and older are estimated to be pre-diabetic. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates roughly two to four times higher than adults without diabetes. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Over $200 billion is spent annually on direct medical costs for treating diabetes. By identifying health risk factors early, we can help prevent the development of diabetes in patients who are at-risk.

DiabetesAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Family history
  • Frequent urination
  • Glucose level
  • High blood sugar/fasting
  • Hypertension
  • Increased appetite
  • Intermittent blurry vision
  • Obesity
  • Poor wound healing
  • Unexplained weight loss

Risk of Stroke is now the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the American Stroke Association. Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain is either blocked by clots or ruptures. When this occurs, the brain cannot get the oxygen it needs and thus the brain cells die.

Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about one every 40 seconds. Stroke accounts for 1 of every 20 deaths in the U.S. Each year nearly 800,000 people have a stroke, 75 percent of which are first attacks. Knowing the early warning signs and acting quickly are our best defenses against stroke.

StrokeAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Diabetes
  • Ethnicity
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Inactivity/sedentary lifestyle
  • Leg pain
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Stroke symptoms

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At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. For people with sleep apnea, the combination of disturbed sleep and oxygen starvation may lead to hypertension, heart disease, and mood/memory problems. In fact, those with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea have a risk for developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and depression that is four times greater than those who are not affected.

SleepAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Diabetes
  • Environmental hazards
  • Ethnicity
  • Hypertension
  • Loud snoring/gasping for breath
  • Neck size
  • Obesity
  • Smoking/second-hand smoke

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of respiratory disability and is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the American Lung Association more than 11 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD. COPD damages the airways in your lungs and leads to shortness of breath which impacts your work, exercise, sleep and daily activities. There is no cure but COPD can be prevented if risk factors are addressed prior to the development of the disease. HealthAware’s LungAware Risk Assessment helps to identify these risk factors and educates participants on health improvement strategies.

LungAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Environmental hazards
  • Family history
  • Smoking/second-hand smoke
  • Weight

Currently, 8 to 12 million Americans are affected by Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) PAD occurs when atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, causes a buildup of plaque in the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues of the body. One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD and, in many cases, symptoms of PAD are mistaken for something else. For this reason, PAD often goes under-diagnosed by healthcare professionals. People at risk for PAD are 3 times more likely to have a higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. If left untreated, PAD can cause painful foot ulcers, infections, and even gangrene which could require amputation.

VascularAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Ethnicity
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Inactivity/sedentary lifestyle
  • Leg pain
  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Vascular/Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) symptoms

PADaware is a shortened form of VascularAware that determines eligibility for an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) which is a quick and painless test that determines how well blood is flowing to your extremities.

ValveAware identifies issues relating to heart valves and their function.

ValveAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Family history
  • Signs and symptoms of valve disorders

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Who is HealthAware?
HealthAware provides health support programs (HSPs) delivered via standard SMS/text message and/or email. Your HSP is under the direction of your healthcare provider and is designed to support you in your health journey by providing education information related to:

  • Your health support program
  • Behavioral prompts/check-ins
  • Assessments/progress reports
  • Appointment reminders
  • Other health related messages or programs pertaining to my health support program

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Why do I need to accept this patient consent?
HealthAware uses standard SMS/text messages and email messages that are not encrypted to communicate information with you about your HSP. Consequently, there is a risk that an unauthorized third party could view the information being transmitted.

To whom does HealthAware disclose my PHI (Personal Health Information)?
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