Firm offers health check on the Web

February 1, 1997

Pharmaceutical Representative

Greenstone Healthcare Solutions, the Kalamazoo, MI-based disease management subsidiary of Pharmacia & Upjohn, launched a free, confidential health-risk assessment on the World Wide Web.

Greenstone Healthcare Solutions, the Kalamazoo, MI-based disease management subsidiary of Pharmacia & Upjohn, launched a free, confidential health-risk assessment on the World Wide Web.

The You First™ Health Risk Assessment uses a browser's answers to questions about family history, health habits and lifestyle behaviors to create a personal report that includes recommendations to improve health and minimize potential problems. Through statistical analysis, a person's lifestyle risks, such as smoking, obesity and not wearing seat belts, are evaluated against documented outcomes associated with those risks.

Respondents receive a report that uses charts and graphs to depict their overall health risk along a continuum from "very low" risk to "very high." The questionnaire takes about five minutes to complete and is located at http://www.youfirst.com.

Greenstone will customize access to its health risk assessment for MultiPlan Inc., a preferred provider organization with more than 20 million lives in the United States. The company also plans to sell the product as an on-line product or in printed format to other organizations.

Information on Greenstone and disease management is located at the company's Web site at http://www.ghsnet.com. PR