Workplace digital health is associated with improved cardiovascular risk factors in a frequency-dependent fashion: A large prospective observational cohort study

R. Jay Widmer, Thomas G. Allison, Brendie Keane, Anthony Dallas, Kent R Bailey, Lilach O Lerman, Amir Lerman

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US. Emerging employer-sponsored work health programs (WHP) and Digital Health Intervention (DHI) provide monitoring and guidance based on participants' health risk assessments, but with uncertain success. DHI-mobile technology including online and smartphone interventions-has previously been found to be beneficial in reducing CVD outcomes and risk factors, however its use and efficacy in a large, multisite, primary prevention cohort has not been described to date. We analyzed usage of DHI and change in intermediate markers of CVD over the course of one year in 30,974 participants of a WHP across 81 organizations in 42 states between 2011 and 2014, stratified by participation log-ins categorized as no (n = 14,173), very low (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0152657
JournalPLoS One
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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