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EHE International and Wellness Layers Create an Integrated, "Hi Tech -- Hi Touch" Employee Wellness Portal Using Social Media, Wellness Tools and Clinical Data to Improve Health Outcomes

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EHE International, America's oldest and largest preventive health company, and Wellness Layers Inc., a leading provider of health and wellness online and mobile portals for patients and consumers, today announced the availability of, an online platform designed to improve the health of members through engagement in preventive health care services. is the online portal to EHE International's preventive health care program that offers a comprehensive physical assessment followed by a personalized healthy lifestyle preventive care program.

The fully integrated site allows for online scheduling of exam services, reporting of clinical findings, interactive participation in health coaching sessions, setup of personal preventive care plans, tracking of personal progress activity based on the personal plan, integrated nutrition and exercise trackers, and access to related health information, expert blogs, discussion boards and videos. The social media component provides further support to members' desire for a healthy life by connecting them with a community of like-minded people. 

"EHE International has been the leader in preventive health care since 1913 and is proud to enhance our traditional program with an innovative online offering that encourages engagement and provides our members with the resources that can help them make a real difference in their lives," said Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International. 

"While brings 21st century technology to our patients, the foundation of our preventive health program is still doctor-directed, which is why we are the preferred choice in employer-sponsored prevention and wellness programs," Ms. McKeever added. 

"Our objectives, working with EHE International, were to combine our coaching, wellness and social platform for a scalable and comprehensive solution that is easy to use by employees and that will track and demonstrate improved health outcomes," says Amir Kishon, PhD, CEO of Wellness Layers. "We have been able to integrate our "Progress Tweets" concept and apply it to health care by adding recordable metrics to short messages that can be tracked and displayed in collaborative progress logs. We've combined current communication methods with practical applications for health, and look forward to seeing the results." will be presented at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco, October 7-8th, 2010. 

About EHE International

Since 1913, EHE International has been the recognized leader in preventive medicine. Its clinical protocols are specifically designed for the early detection of preventable disease and its associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and wellness tools and resources, and its industry leading educational and social engagement platforms. The company is well-known for its corporate-sponsored employee benefit, "EHE & Me," a patient-centered approach to preventive care and life-style management programs specifically designed for integration into self-funded employer-sponsored medical plans.

For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3705; .

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About Wellness Layers, Inc.

Wellness Layers is a leading provider of online customer and patient portals creating deeper online engagement for healthier lifestyles. The Wellness Layers platform includes a suite of personal applications, social connectivity, and personalized content specifically honed for the special needs of health and wellness companies. The deeper engagement achieved with the Wellness Layers Platform supports their efforts for prevention, adherence, weight loss, condition management, and lifestyle modification. Wellness Layers offers special platform editions for the healthcare, nutrition and diet, fitness, pharmaceutical, employee wellness, and healthy lifestyle / e-commerce markets. Additional information can be found at .

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