What if we could cut hospital bills in half by preventing disease from ever happening? We can. Akron General has been using wellness as medicine for two decades through Akron General LifeStyles - a medically based program that's about lifestyle changes. <read more>
Skinnying Down the Hospital Visit
Continued integration of higher acuity outpatient services, like that of an emergency room and operating room, will become the trend as our population ages and providers are forced to rethink payment and find creative ways to offer effective, value-driven health care. <read more>
"Treatment of chronic illness is now driving the explosion healthcare costs, yet many of those conditions are preventable through lifestyle choices. Treatment is good; prevention is better. And by the way, it ends up costing less."
— John Begala, executive director for the Center for Community Services Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio
A Strong Case for Change
If you talk to policy makers, insurers, employers and even patients themselves, each knows that a perfect solution is in short supply. However, there is a need to do something different, and fast. Rising health care costs were created by a perfect storm - an aging population, the increase in (sometimes) preventable illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and the increasing cost of medical advancements, which patients and physicians have come to expect. <read more>
Positioned to Help Our Communities
Through the collective success and experience of Akron General Health System and Signet Development, Ltd., Integrated Wellness Partners is the premier provider of comprehensive health and wellness services, offering creative solutions to keep you well and out of the hospital.
Integrated Wellness Partners delivers innovative services and creates new revenue opportunities for organizations interested in complementing traditional sick care and inpatient admissions with a keen focus on wellness, prevention and outpatient care.