CarePlans from the American Heart Association aim to help improve health outcomes
CERRITOS, Calif., Aug 26, 2021 – About 108 million U.S. adults have hypertension, but only about 1 in 4 has it under control. InBody, a worldwide leader of advanced biomedical solutions, is using its medical devices to deliver clinically accurate, non-invasive health measurements and is incorporating American Heart Association®’s science-based health management plans, known as CarePlans.
The American Heart Association has defined ideal cardiovascular health based on seven common risk factors, Life’s Simple 7®, that people can improve through lifestyle changes: smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. The Association’s CarePlans present actions people can take to improve their Life’s Simple 7 factors and are designed so that any person can work toward improved health. The actions are not expensive or difficult and even modest improvements to these factors can make a big difference.
“Every person deserves the opportunity for a full and healthy life. The Association’s science-based CarePlans leverage best-in-class science from the American Heart Association, with the aim of improving health education and health engagement,” said Eric Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Texas Southwestern and chair of the Health Tech Advisory group for the Center.
InBody has joined the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology and Innovation Innovators’ Network, which is focused on building and fostering health technology relationships to develop innovative and scalable solutions.
“InBody is proud to join the Innovators’ Network at the American Heart Association,” said Harry Yun, CEO of InBody. “The Association’s CarePlans for cardiovascular health provide science-based health management information to help people better manage their chronic conditions, such as hypertension. By integrating these CarePlans into our platform, people who use our devices learn specific actions they can take to help them work toward improved health.”
InBody is an innovation-focused company endeavoring to create a better world for today and future generations to come. Their mission is to provide biomedical technologies that simplify the understanding of health and wellness.
The company’s state-of-the-art medical devices allow healthcare, fitness, and nutrition professionals to expand their capabilities through InBody’s catalog of award-winning products and solutions.
InBody’s award-winning FDA-cleared devices are used by professionals and consumers in medical, fitness, research, and corporate wellness verticals. The company delivers biomedical technologies and services in over 110 countries with six international branch offices and a global network of distributors. To learn more about InBody, visit www.inbody.com.