Our Mission

TeraMed’s mission is to screen people for early indications of heart and cardiovascular disease, which is the #1 cause of death in America (1 in 3 deaths in each year).

Our Screenings

We screen people where they spend the most time and where it is most convenient for them and for their employers: the workplace.

Our Benefits

TeraMed screenings offer employers key benefits: lower healthcare costs, reduced employee absenteeism and deaths, improved productivity, and enhanced employee goodwill.


Employer Wellness Facts

  • Companies with prevention programs have seen an average of 28% less sick days, a 26% decline in healthcare costs and a 30% decline in workers compensation and disabilities costs, according to the Partnership for Prevention Worksite Health.
  • Other indirect benefits to companies that offer such programs are recruitment and retention of top employees, as well as an improved corporate image, according to an American Heart Association Policy Statement on Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
  • „60% of workers consider health and wellness programs to be an incentive to stay at their current job, according to the American Association of Occupation Health Nurses.
  • „The costs of paid unscheduled absenteeism are higher than most employers realize – according to the 2005 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey – the average cost of absenteeism per employee is $660 each year (in 2005 dollars). Notably, the survey only measures direct payroll costs for paid, unproductive time. The high cost of absenteeism hurts organizations even more when other costs, such as lost productivity, morale and temporary labor costs, are considered.
  • „Employee worksite wellness programs for cardiovascular disease prevention achieved a rate of return on investment that ranges from $3 to $15 for each dollar invested, with savings realized within 12 to 18 months, according to an American Heart Association Policy Statement on Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
  • „Preventable disease is estimated to be responsible for 75% of all medical expenses in America, according to the 2006 Kelly Wellness Report. Many could have been prevented through changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical activity, and less salt in the diet; and managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • „33% of all U.S. death can be attributed to tobacco use, lack of exercise, and poor eating habits, according to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • „About 90% of middle-aged Americans will develop high blood pressure in their lifetime, and nearly 70% of people with high blood pressure do not have it under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • „64% of Americans are deemed overweight or obese, however only 30% acknowledge being overweight, according to a study by Destiny Health.
  • „Nationwide, Americans with high cholesterol is estimated to exceed 28%, according to a study by Destiny Health.
  • „125 million Americans and at least 40% of the workforce live with at least one chronic condition, many with more than one, yet 72% consider themselves relatively healthy, according to a study by Destiny Health.
  • „Cost-shifting strategies through high copayments or coinsurance may create barriers to high participation in preventive health screenings or lower medication adherence in the management of common chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension, according to the American Journal of Managed Care
  • „High deductible health plans may deter employees/ families from complying with preventive health screenings and/or delay treatment decisions, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.
  • „Companies that concentrate their cost-reduction efforts on raising employee expenditures could ultimately spend 3 to 10 times more in lost productivity and absenteeism, according to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • „Restrictive participation policies (e.g., off-the-clock scheduling) for onsite health promotion activities such as health screenings, health risk appraisals, and workshops may act as a barrier to participation and therefore have a negative impact on health outcomes and effectiveness, according to Partnership for Prevention.
  • „Job impairment (e.g., presenteeism) represented 18 percent to 60 percent of the total health-related costs for prevalent health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, according to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Poor employee health status is attributed to a 5 percent to 10 percent decrease in overall productivity. Companies not only incur additional costs associated with medical expenditures and disability leave, but also experience significant decreases in output of their goods and services, according to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers, on average, $225.8 billion annually, or $1,685 (in 2003 dollars) per employee per year, according to The American Productivity Audit

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