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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Durmer and Terry Cralle, MS, RN on the Impact of Sleep Loss

Registration for their free live webinar is now open.

Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, sleep expert and co-founder of FusionHealth, and Terry Cralle, MS, RN, sleep educator and coauthor of ‘Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed’ will come together for the first time to host a live webinar that examines the real impact of sleep loss on American workers and their companies.

Current estimates indicate that nearly half of American workers are sleep deprived and less than ten percent currently receive the care they need to address the issue. Poor sleep is not selective and affects all levels of business by limiting the performance of both blue- and white-collar employees alike. By addressing this single, yet pervasive problem, a company can realize large and measurable benefits related to improved health, job satisfaction, safety and productivity across the entire organization.

This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2PM Eastern Time and will teach participants: the contribution of rest to mental well-being, job satisfaction, and performance; the role of sleep in physical fitness and metabolic health; and the ability of sleep health care to resolve and prevent a variety of problems while delivering measurable financial returns.

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

ABOUT TERRY CRALLE, MS, RN
Terry Cralle, MS, RN, CSE, is the coauthor of ‘Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed’ (Sterling Publishing, 2016). Based in Washington, D.C., Terry is a Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Terry serves on the Board of Directors for Start School Later, Inc., and the American Sleep Association. As the cofounder of a four-bed sleep disorders center and a nationally recognized sleep health and wellness educator and advocate, Terry provides sleep health programs and related consulting services to a variety of industries, schools, corporations and community organizations.

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 associates. For more information, visit http://fusion.mycrashlab.com.

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.

ASAA and FusionHealth Host Briefing on Economic Impact on Sleep Apnea

ASAA and FusionHealth Host Briefing on October 4, 2012 to Discuss Economic and Clinical Impact of Sleep Apnea

FusionHealth, in conjunction with the American Sleep Apnea Association, announced today that they will host a briefing on Thursday, October 4, 2012 highlighting key points that will be offered at their upcoming conference: The Economic and Clinical Impact of Sleep Apnea—A Solutions Conference for Employers and Health Plans.

Beginning at 10:30am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), the 20-minute teleconference will discuss the educational sessions offered at this years’ conference. According to FusionHealth’s Dr. Durmer, the teleconference will give employers and health plans insight into the impact of Sleep Apnea on employee health and health-related costs for companies—an especially important topic given the current changes in healthcare.

To participate in Thursday’s teleconference at 10:30 EDT, call 1-877-366-0711 and enter the passcode 42590620#. Please note: The phone number in the press release is not correct. The correct number is 1-877-366-0711 and enter the passcode 42590620#.