Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does it cost?
Both programs are sold as annual subscriptions. The gym-based program costs $500 per year and access to all nine educational modules with quizzes cost $500 per year. If both the gym-based and the educational modules are purchased together, the cost is discounted to $800 per year.
Can I try The Intelligent Option before buying a subscription?
Yes. Click here to sign up for a 30-day free trial!
What educational areas are included with the programs?
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood lipid management
- HTN and blood pressure management
- Smoking cessation
- Stress management
- Weight loss
The programs also contain inspirational and humorous quotes as well as beautiful photography.
What sources do you use for the information shown in The Intelligent Option programs?
All presentation information is sourced from medical textbooks, peer-reviewed medical journals, and authoritative websites such as those maintained by the CDC, NIH, and FDA.
How often is the information updated?
Information in the gym-based program is updated quarterly. Information in the educational modules is updated annually.
What are the differences between the educational modules and the gym-based program?
- Patients access the educational modules online, in the gym or in the comfort of their homes; the gym-based program is a presentation that runs continuously on your facility's television, so patients can watch while they exercise.
- With the educational modules, patients take a deep-dive into a specific topic or topics as assigned by their case managers. With the gym-based program, information about a variety of topics is streamed continuously.
- Each educational module is paired with a quiz. Quiz results are automatically sent to the case manager, giving immediate and specific feedback about the patient's level of education on a particular topic.
- The educational modules provide comprehensive education on specific topics for patients who are unable to attend in-person lectures. The gym-based program is designed to reinforce the education you are already providing.
EDCUATIONAL MODULE QUESTIONS
What topics are covered in the educational modules?
There are nine different educational modules, each one covering a different topic. The modules are as follows: Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Exercise, Hypertension, Lipids, Nutrition, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, and Weight Loss.
Will the modules display on an iPhone or an iPad?
Yes, The Intelligent Option is web-based, so it is designed to run on any device; however, it displays best on laptops, desktops, and iPads. When viewing the modules on a mobile phone, the content is present, but the formatting is not as clean.
How long are the modules? How long will it take patients to read through them?
Each module contains between 35 and 75 slides. For example, the Smoking Cessation module contains 35 slides, while the Nutrition module contains 75 slides. It is expected that it should take the average reader 20 to 45 minutes to complete each module.
How do the patients get access to the educational modules?
Once a hospital has purchased an annual subscription, case managers will be given access to a unique web page that they can share with their patients.
Can we share the modules with all of our patients?
Yes! Once you have purchased an annual subscription to the educational modules, you may use it with all of your patients.
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How do I get access to the gym-based presentation?
The Intelligent Option is available on a subscription basis for $500 per year. You can begin your 30-day free trial here.
How many slides are in the gym-based presentation?
There are over 1,400 fully-referenced slides offering the most up-to-date information your patients need. The presentation runs for over four hours before looping.
Why is there no sound?
The gym-based presentation is designed to be nonintrusive to allow patients to interact with case managers or talk amongst themselves without distraction.
What equipment do I need to use the gym-based program?
You will need a monitor or flat-screen television, an internet-connected computer, a cable to connect the two, a keyboard, and a mouse. Information can be found on our Set-Up section.
The presentation runs too slowly/quickly. Why don’t you speed it up/slow it down?
The pace of the presentation is designed to allow thoughtful consideration and integration of the information by most users.
I would like to add some custom slides for my practice. Can I do that ?
Yes! We can work with you to develop your own custom presentation; however, there is an upcharge in the annual subscription rates for this service.
After running the presentation for a while, my screen turns off. How can I get it to run all day?
If you find that your screen turns off after running for a short period of time, it’s likely the computer has gone into “sleep” mode.
Most computers have a "sleep" mode that saves power if the keyboard or mouse is not used for a period of time. For the program to run for a full day without your computer entering sleep mode, you will need to change the power options. This adjustment has to be done only once.
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