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.
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
Technology, when applied properly and wisely, can improve the way we live and work. It can help us make better use of staff time and resources. It can make people productive and processes more cost effective. It can also help us connect and communicate with people and is dramatically changing
As private health insurance exchanges continue to capture the attention of forward-thinking employers, advisors, health plans and other stake holders across the country, many have rightfully posed the question: will these exchanges actually deliver on the promise of a sustained reduction in employer health care spend? In a continuation of
Technology and social engagement merge to provide a resource for those coping with emotional and physical conditions
Eighty-six percent of executives say improving employee health is their top reason for implementing workplace wellness programs
Technology, social support and incentives crucial to overcoming hurdles
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