The Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease and the opportunity for employees to be proactive with their healthcare is one more way to show that employees and their families are valued.
Cypress Diagnostic Imaging has a host of options for providing screenings of your employees, at your office or at our Early Detection Center.
Without question, the healthcare landscape has changed dramatically over the past 15 years. More and more employees are choosing HMO health plans, or high deductible/ high co-pay PPO plans. These health plans typically require a patient to be exhibiting symptoms before any preventative tests can be ordered and covered. The disconnect with this scenario is the fact that heart attacks and strokes can be avoided with early detection of cardiovascular disease and the early detection exams are not covered by insurance, since the patient has not developed symptoms yet.
Early Detection Leads to Preventative Healthcare
Cypress Diagnostic Imaging is the first SHAPE Center of Excellence in San Diego, and following UCLA and Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. SHAPE (Screening for Heart Attack Prevention & Education). Cypress advocates for the screening of asymptomatic males and females and promotes education for early detection of individuals with atherosclerotic plaques that are at risk of heart attacks and strokes, but have no symptoms. These individuals are unaware of their risks and often misclassified by traditional methods (only measuring cholesterol or blood pressure). Sadly, every year approximately 600,000 of these asymptomatic individuals in the United States lose their lives to a heart attack or stroke.
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Invest in your greatest resource: your employees. The Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease and the opportunity for employees to be proactive with their healthcare is one more way to show that employees and their families are valued. With Early Detection, individuals can make informed choices with lifestyle, diet and exercise, stress, and when indicated work closely with their physician with medications to halt or reverse the disease.
Furthermore, healthy employees are more productive, workman’s compensation and disability claims can be reduced, which translates into savings on the bottom line. Employees that feel appreciated work harder as part of your team, and are more loyal.