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Dr. Jeffrey Durmer and Nancy Rothstein on the True Cost of Poor Sleep for Employers

Registration for their live webinar is now open.

Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, sleep expert and co-founder of FusionHealth, and Nancy Rothstein, Director of Corporate Sleep Programs at CIRCADIAN, will host a joint webinar on the underlying risks and true costs of poor sleep for employers. Watch live on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00pm EST as the two sleep experts discuss how costly the impact of sleep deprivation is at all levels of the organization.

Today, nearly half of American workers report having trouble sleeping, many running on between 5 and 6 hours of sleep a day or less. As a result, workers are at an increased risk of being in an accident and/or experiencing health issues, costing U.S. employers up to $136 billion per year. Insufficient sleep not only impacts worker safety and health but employee productivity and morale, according to recent studies and analysis by Penn State University, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and others.

The live webinar taking place on Tuesday, July 18 will focus on the primary drivers of insufficient sleep in the workforce; the impact of sleep deprivation at all levels of the organization; and the employer’s role in promoting sleep and providing solutions to resolve and prevent sleep problems.

Registration for the live webinar is available at: https://www.fusionhealth.com//webinar

ABOUT NANCY ROTHSTEIN, MBA
Nancy Rothstein, MBA, is the Director of CIRCADIAN Corporate Sleep Programs. Known as The Sleep Ambassador®, Ms. Rothstein is on a quest to raise awareness, educate and provide strategies to optimize sleep. Besides frequent lectures and consultations with major corporations, organizations, and universities and schools on the importance of healthy sleep, she serves on the NIH Sleep Disorder Research Advisory Board and on the Steering Committee of Myapnea.org. She is the author of My Daddy Snores, which is published by Scholastic and has sold over 400,000 copies. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

ABOUT JEFFREY S. DURMER, MD, PHD
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University Department of Health Professions, and co-founder, Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth, an Atlanta-based sleep health technology company. He is a neurologist, systems neuroscientist and sleep medicine physician. Prior to FusionHealth, Dr. Durmer directed the Emory University Sleep Laboratory program and the pediatric sleep medicine program where he trained medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Durmer is past-President of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals, two-term member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Foundation, and serves as the Sleep Medicine advisor to the Federal Aviation Administration.

ABOUT FUSIONHEALTH
FusionHealth, headquartered in Atlanta, is a sleep health technology company that provides employers and healthcare systems with population-based solutions to address the central problem of poor sleep health. Partnering with FusionHealth, businesses reduce their healthcare spend, improve safety, increase productivity and improve the overall wellbeing of their workforce. For more information, visit http://fusion.mycrashlab.com.

FusionHealth Ranked Top Sleep Health Technology Company on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award List

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Pacesetter Awards honors 100 of Atlanta’s fastest-growing companies

FusionHealth, the first population health management solution focused on delivering effective treatment for sleep problems at scale, was ranked as one of the top sleep health technology companies at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Pacesetter Awards. The Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Awards honors 100 of Atlanta’s fastest-growing privately held companies that are taking business to the next level in today’s economy.

FusionHealth’s technology platform and program solutions enable employers and health systems to radically improve the efficiency, consistency and delivery of care while systematically driving positive health outcomes and controlling costs for their at-risk populations.

Being recognized as a leader in sleep care is an honor for us and further demonstrates the importance of the advancements we are making in the area of sleep health,” said Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO of FusionHealth. “Our passion is delivering life changing sleep health services and we are elated to be a part of an elite group of Pacesetters.

The 2016 Pacesetter Awards ceremony took place on April 21, 2016 at the Georgia Aquarium and winners will be profiled in this week’s issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In order to qualify for the Pacesetter Award, companies were required to have at least a 50 percent growth in sales during the past two years and revenues between $1 million and $300 million in 2015.

ABOUT FUSIONHEALTH
FusionHealth, headquartered in Atlanta, is a sleep health technology company that provides employers and healthcare systems with population-based solutions to address the central problem of poor sleep health. Partnering with FusionHealth, businesses reduce their healthcare spend, improve safety, increase productivity and improve the overall wellbeing of their associates. For more information, visit http://fusion.mycrashlab.com.

FusionHealth Announces Launch of SleepCharge to Promote Employee Sleep Health

Tech-Driven Platform Features Resource Center, Behavioral Science Services and New App to Aid Employers in Addressing Workplace Fatigue

FusionHealth, the first population health management solution focused on delivering effective treatment for sleep problems at scale, announced today the launch of SleepChargeTM, a comprehensive new platform that will equip employers with tools for managing workforce sleep health in a way that is cost effective and drives a measurable return on investment.

SleepCharge is a renovation of FusionHealth’s 2013 Sleep4YourHealth® program designed to feature technology-enabled program solutions that allow employers and health systems to radically improve the efficiency, consistency and delivery of care while systematically driving positive health outcomes and controlling costs for their at-risk populations.

SleepCharge is comprised of four primary components – the first is a new, participant-engaging website (www.sleepcharge.com) that provides ongoing education and program access. A SleepCharge app, powered by FusionHealth KOEO technology, will give program participants mobile delivery of personalized medicine to improve sleep as well as short, standardized assessments to help identify problematic areas. In addition to providing instant access to sleep experts and coaches, the app, which is expected to launch June 2016, will also offer sleep data to track patient progress.

The third component of SleepCharge is a participant resource center, which includes direct access to sleep coaches who are readily available to answer questions and provide the help needed for improving daily therapy adherence. The center will also allow access to sleep health professionals to assist participants with overcoming sleep problems and an expanded offering of behavioral science services which will include helpful coaching and continuing education on a broader set of sleep disorders beyond Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Finally, these services will also provide media and technology resources including updates on the latest advancements in sleep health.

“Technology-enabled programs like SleepCharge allow for consistency of care at scale, thereby revolutionizing the delivery, access and effectiveness of treatments for sleep problems that affect up to half of the world’s population each night, ” said FusionHealth President and COO John Letter.

“SleepCharge represents a market-driven evolution of the population sleep health solutions FusionHealth provides,” affirms Jennifer Lindskoog, Vice President of FusionHealth National Accounts. “The solutions and tools offered are focused on successful outcomes for program participants, enabling employers to optimize the health, performance and engagement of their employees.”

ABOUT FUSIONHEALTH
FusionHealth is a sleep health technology company that provides employers and healthcare systems with population-based, connected care solutions to address the central problem of poor sleep health. Our platform-based solutions are the first to deliver better sleep health at scale that reduce wasteful healthcare spend, prevent fatigue-related errors, improve performance and engagement for companies. We revitalize the most valuable asset for our clients, their associates. For more information, visit http://www.fusionhealth.com.

FusionHealth Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

Atlanta-based FusionHealth Named Tag Top 40 Innovator
Technology Association of Georgia Honors FusionHealth for Innovation and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community

FusionHealth, the first population health management solution focused on delivering effective treatment for sleep problems at scale, has been selected by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as one of its 2016 Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

FusionHealth’s technology platform and program solutions enable employers and health systems to radically improve the efficiency, consistency and delivery of care while systematically driving positive health outcomes and controlling costs for at-risk populations. Working with FusionHealth, companies can effectively reduce wasteful healthcare spend, prevent fatigue-related errors, and improve both performance and engagement within their employee populations.

“Sophisticated, leading-edge technologies such as FusionHealth’s KOEO platform are the driving force behind today’s advancements in the arena of sleep health, and we believe, a glimpse into a future that offers delivery and access to healthcare unlike we’ve ever seen before,” said Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO of FusionHealth. “This prestigious recognition further validates the important developments we are making, not only in the way sleep care is administered, but also in the prioritization of sleep health as a vital concern in the workplace.”

“The 2016 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2016 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our state such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

“An extraordinary number of truly innovative technology companies participated in this year’s Top 40 competition, demonstrating the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community,” said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, CEO of Zinc., and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In fact, based on the quality of the contestants, we could have had a ‘Top 6’ without losing a beat.”

ABOUT FUSIONHEALTH
FusionHealth, headquartered in Atlanta, is a sleep health technology company that provides employers and healthcare systems with population-based solutions to address the central problem of poor sleep health. Partnering with FusionHealth, businesses reduce their healthcare spend, improve safety, increase productivity and improve the overall wellbeing of their associates. For more information, visit http://fusion.mycrashlab.com.

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.hubga.com  To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit https://www.tagedonline.org/

FusionHealth Partners with the Transportation Safety Exchange

Partnership Delivers Innovative Solutions to Fatigue by Addressing Sleep Health Management for Drivers.

FusionHealth, the leading provider of sleep health management solutions that improve employee health and wellness by preventing chronic diseases and reducing costs directly linked to sleep disorders, today announced a strategic partnership with the Transportation Safety Exchange to help address occupational risks associated with sleep disorders. This new partnership will strengthen the Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) mission to reduce highway accidents and save lives, while simultaneously reducing costs related to motor carrier accidents.

FusionHealth’s pioneering technology enables companies to address the most important and overlooked human factor associated with fatigue – sleep health management. By identifying, treating, and managing sleep disorders, FusionHealth improves employee health and performance, and companies realize significantly lower accident rates and reduced healthcare costs.

In a recent National Sleep Foundation poll, transportation workers reported that sleep problems frequently impact daily activities and work-related functions. Train operators, truck drivers, pilots and public transportation specialists, such as bus drivers, taxi drivers, and limousine drivers, all confirm that sleep issues regularly impact their job performance.

In association with TSX’s safety monitoring and rating systems for carriers and drivers, FusionHealth provides a new solution for companies to manage the root cause of sleep and fatigue related risks in ground transportation. By integrating sleep health management technology into wellness, safety and healthcare programs, the benefits of healthy sleep for drivers and companies will revolutionize the transportation industry. “Utilizing the latest advances in healthcare technology, we can now assess large populations for sleep health risks that impair mental and physical performance, and bring scalable, personalized solutions to individuals in need across the U.S.”, states FusionHealth Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer. “The era of tele-health and home-based medical management is just starting, but for mobile and/or remote populations it is not just an effective alternative, it is an essential strategy for identifying, treating and managing medical problems that require daily routines and adherence to therapies”.

See the full press release on PR Web.

FusionHealth and Willis Team up to Help Clients Address Risks Associated with Sleep Disorders

Partnership Delivers Innovative Solutions to Improve Employee Health and Safety while Driving Efficiencies for Employers
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FusionHealth, the leading provider of sleep health management solutions that improve employee health and wellness by preventing chronic diseases and reducing costs directly linked to sleep disorders, today announced a strategic partnership with Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker.

Atlanta-based FusionHealth combines cutting edge cloud-based technology and management consulting to deliver a range of solutions aimed at improving employee health and safety performance and reducing the overall cost of treating chronic sleep disorders. Through this partnership with FusionHealth, Willis is able to provide clients with a comprehensive sleep management program to identify, treat and manage sleep disorders. The program can be fully integrated into a firm’s employee benefits, healthcare, risk management and loss control agenda, and is ideally suited for a variety of industries including transportation, construction, manufacturing, retail, aviation, logistics, energy and public entities.

See the full press release on PR Web and see the Willis release on the Willis website.

Atlanta Falcons Partners with FusionHealth to Improve Player Performance and Wellness through Healthier Sleep

FusionHealth’s KOEO Technology Platform Delivers Best of Breed Solutions for Renewed Health, Improved Performance and Bottom Line Results

FusionHealth, the leading provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that deliver integrated care management focused on preventing chronic diseases and reducing costs directly linked to sleep disorders, today announced a partnership with the Atlanta Falcons. Utilizing prevention-based strategies, FusionHealth will provide a comprehensive sleep management program to identify, treat and manage sleep disorders and sleep problems for the players and associates of the Atlanta Falcons.

“In a highly competitive business, we pride ourselves on seeking out the best technologies,” said Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff. “FusionHealth provides that type of smart, leading-edge technology that our players and associates can use to improve their overall wellness, as well as their performance on and off the field.”

“We’ve been helping large employers all over the country deal with their burgeoning healthcare costs by implementing innovative, successful sleep medicine programs for years”, stated Sigurjon Kristjansson, co-founder and CEO of FusionHealth. “Our innovative, cloud-based technology enables clients like the Atlanta Falcons as well as other non-sports related high performance teams to integrate preventive medicine solutions for improved personal wellness and enhanced performance. We look forward to seeing the impact that healthy sleep has on high level performers like the Atlanta Falcons.”

See the full press release on PR Web.

FusionHealth and Southeastern Freight Lines to Present at IHC Forum

Dr. Jeffrey Durmer and John Pryor Join Forces to Discuss How to Stop Sleep Apnea from Robbing Your Company While You Sleep

FusionHealth, the leading provider of sleep health management solutions that improve employee health and wellness, today announced a joint presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, Chief Medical Officer FusionHealth, and John Pryor, Vice President, Human Resources and Safety, Southeastern Freight Lines. The presentation will be provided at the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism’s FORUM East Conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8th. FusionHealth is a Silver Sponsor this year of the “HealthCare Consumerism: The Solution for HealthCare Reform” Conference. The IHC is dedicated to innovative health and benefit management for health and benefits professionals from employers, brokers and health plan providers.

Dr. Durmer and John Pryor will explain how sleep apnea is exposing companies to significant risk associated with healthcare costs, productivity and safety, and how the FusionHealth solution provided Southeastern Freight Lines with the necessary results to fully expand the program.

“FusionHealth has enabled us to address the critical issue of sleep apnea and its powerful effect among our commercial drivers without a significant productivity loss to our business,” stated John Pryor. “Their innovative solution allowed us to provide consistent level of care, medical acumen to our drivers that has delivered measurable results.”

By request of the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism, FusionHealth was asked to address the assembly concerning the impact of sleep apnea on health, and the risk it poses to productivity, safety and the reputation of employers throughout the world. “Over 80% of people with sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, do not know they have a chronic sleep problem”, stated Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, CMO and Co-Founder of FusionHealth. “The effect of undiagnosed sleep apnea on a workforce cuts across organizations by increasing healthcare costs, fatigue related accidents, productivity loss and legal exposure”. The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism highlights leading solution providers who are actively working to solve the most pressing issues in health and benefits.

“We are excited to be able to share some of our findings and the success of our client at the IHC FORUM Conference, and proud to have our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Durmer present together with John Pryor,” stated Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO and Co-Founder of FusionHealth. “Southeastern Freight Lines has certainly demonstrated its leadership in promoting health and safety to its employees by the way they have addressed the critical issue of sleep apnea among their drivers.”

See the full press release on PR Web.

John Letter Named Chief Operating Officer

Successful Senior Coca-Cola Executive To Lead Company’s Growth Phase

FusionHealth, the leading provider of innovative sleep health management solutions that improve employee health and wellness by preventing chronic diseases and reducing costs directly linked to sleep disorders today announced the appointment of John P. Letter as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Letter, who has 22 years of sales and operations experience managing customer teams and operating units within the Coca-Cola system will manage the company’s rapid growth phase. He provides FusionHealth with expertise in building sales processes, brand development, people development and market expansion. Mr. Letter has built a reputation for creating strategic alliances with organization and customer leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives.

“We are very pleased to have a person of John’s caliber join our leadership team,” stated Sigurjon Kristjansson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FusionHealth. “ His long and successful tenure at the Coca-Cola Company coupled with the many relationships he has with some of the largest companies in North America will be a great asset for FusionHealth as we bring our sleep health management solutions to Fortune 500 companies.”

“The opportunity to help FusionHealth become the unquestioned leader in the burgeoning sleep health industry is very exciting,” said John P. Letter, Chief Operating Officer of FusionHealth. “ To be the market leader, we need high performance teams to help us accelerate our Company’s growth. I will enjoy hiring, training and growing the skilled professionals that FusionHealth will attract.”

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FusionHealth Announces New Transfer of Care Solution

New KOEO Platform-Based Cloud Application Enables Seamless Transfer Of Unmanaged Patients Resulting In Greater Adherence To Therapy and Lower Cost For Employers

FusionHealth, the leading provider of innovative sleep health management solutions that improve employee health and wellness by preventing chronic diseases and reducing costs directly linked to sleep disorders today announced the release of its new KOEO platform based application CARBONITE™. The new technology brings its Sleep4YourHealth solutions to health plan members that have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are currently receiving unmanaged treatment for their condition.

FusionHealth can now enable employers to quickly address their previously identified and costliest populations by transferring them onto its KOEO Sleep Health Management platform which delivers greater adherence to successful therapies and lowers the overall cost of members on therapy.

CARBONITE is the latest in a series of cloud applications that run on top of the KOEO Technology Platform and support the Sleep4YourHealth end-to-end sleep health management solution for employers. Members in managed programs live healthier lives, delivering a measurable return on investment for payers.

“Historically, we have implemented sleep health managed programs for employers that deliver very strong member engagement. Our KOEO technology platform monitors and intervenes as necessary to ensure that patients remain on therapy” stated Sigurjon Kristjansson, Co-Founder and CEO of FusionHealth. “By delivering extraordinarily high adherence for these populations, members get healthier and employers enjoy a much higher return on investment. Our new solution allows members of an employer’s health plan that have received basic unmanaged treatments to seamlessly transfer to our sleep health management platform enabling them to enjoy a much higher level of support. The result is better adherence, improved health status and performance”

See full press release on PR Web.