Dickerson, who's also a registered nurse, said she and Arkansas State and Public School Health and Life Insurance Board were sold on giving TrestleTree a shot after studying its model and audited results.
TrestleTree, a self-described "health transformation company," completed a pilot program last summer with J.
In the first nine months of the program, TrestleTree produced an ROI that's equivalent to what the big national disease management firms have been doing," said Bruce Kelley, a senior consultant at Watson Wyatt.
For every dollar invested in the program, TrestleTree produced a $1.
TrestleTree also claims that illness-related absenteeism was reduced by two-thirds.
Competitors to TrestleTree include publicly traded American Healthways, not to mention nearly every health plan, pharmacy benefit management company and most hospitals.
But the direction TrestleTree is heading is where people are going to go to reduce expenses.
Borgstadt said the reason TrestleTree is achieving success is because it gets in the trenches with people and their day-to-day habits.
TrestleTree uses 15 video conferencing setups made by Polycom, PictureTel and Tandberg.
rex dinosaur is a proprietary software program being developed by TrestleTree to help drive down prescription costs even more.