The Population Health Management community showcases the latest news and innovative trends on wellness programs employers are executing to help maintain or improve the overall health of each individual employee as well as the entire population, cutting health care costs. This could range from sponsored fun-run, smoke cessation, biometric testing, health and performance, etc.
On-site wellness programs have become a staple of the American workplace. A 2012 study by the Rand Corporation showed that 92 percent of all employers with 200 or more employees reported they offered such programs in 2009. A 2014 National Study of Employers indicated that the number of all employers
The reasons for ensuring a healthy workforce seem clear enough: Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s also good for the bottom line. Employees who engage actively in effective wellness plans are more productive, recover faster and miss less work. Moreover, a focus on wellness helps drive
Engagement has been thrown around as the metric of choice for measuring employee health.
I first cut my teeth as a wellness program coordinator during my internship at the Mattel toy company. It was truly the dark ages. No Web. No smartphones. No social media. We scanned HRA questionnaires through optical readers and gave out printed reports. We delivered classroom educational programs and one-one-one
Retrofit, the outcomes-driven weight loss program with real-time data reporting, announced that it has named corporate wellness veteran Mary Pigatti as its chief executive officer.
RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin Named CEO of Health Dialog and Rite Aid's Karen Staniforth Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Health Dialog
Industry veteran to partner with large employer groups to develop and implement health management programs in the Midwest and Northeast regions
In the past decade, corporations have implemented several different cost‐cutting measures and wellness initiatives: premium differentials, higher deductibles, wellness coaching, disease management, onsite clinics, HRAs and education. Still it has been an uphill and largely losing battle to measure the results of these programs. Many
Population health management programs are now solidifying into successful hospital initiatives with real results. Along with this trend, health systems are recognizing that viewing patients as consumemers is vital to creating a point of differencein their marketplace -- as health care becomes a "buy" decision.
This Consensus Statement was prepared by a Joint Committee of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association (AHA). This