Health Diagnostic Product Linked to Patient Education

October 20, 2003 ( - A partnership between two health-services companies is now offering a health risk assessment tool that is tied into targeted health-education programs.

According to a news release, the new product grows out of a partnership between WellCall and TRALE. The announcement said the TRALE Backpack is a health-assessment tool that generates, personalized risk-assessment reports on a person’s cardiac risk, weight risk, nutrition risk, stress risk, tobacco risk, age-specific risks and gender-specific risks. Corporate benefit managers could use it at company health fairs or during open enrollment, the companies said.

Made aware of their medical condition, participants are then routed to a menu of personalized treatment options provided by WellCall – early intervention health management programs and services provided by personal coaches over the phone, or made available onsite or via a Web site.

Once at-risk behaviors or conditions are identified, individuals are directed to a corresponding WellCall program.   WellCall coaches provide assistance with:

  • weight management     
  • smoking cessation
  • pre- and postnatal care    
  • chronic conditions such as asthma, back pain, diabetes
  • stress management     
  • complementary care such as yoga, massage, acupuncture
  • exercise and fitness   
  • generic drug counseling.

Companies then have secure access to immediate aggregate and executive summary reports providing snapshots of workforce well being. WellPath also provides secure Web-enabled health risk assessments that give the participant a personal risk evaluation and an individual wellness portal that provides a variety of health-related information. Data from the TRALE BackPack and TRALE’s online assessments can be integrated and combined in all reports.

After developing a personalized wellness plan, WellCall coaches identify the best program for each individual participant, and make referrals tailored to their specific needs and circumstances when appropriate.