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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.

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To Improve Workplace Wellness, Help Your Employees Become Better Shoppers

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

Why Employers Are Being Fooled by Engagement

Engagement has been thrown around as the metric of choice for measuring employee health.

The Seven Key Principles of Health Behavior Change (and How Technology Empowers Them)

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 in Wellness Can Open Doors and Change Lives

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

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This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...

 

Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...

 

Press Releases

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Virgin Pulse Integrates with Apple’s HealthKit to Improve Employee Well-Being

Users’ Data Syncs With Apple HealthKit to Give a Complete Picture of Health, Enable Employers to Drive Even Higher Daily Engagement and Sustainable Behavior Change

Only 10 Percent of Employees Get Flu Shots, Healthentic Analysis Finds

Low rate is a big opportunity for employers to reduce the nearly $6.2 billion in lost productivity due to flu

Jiff’s Growing Ecosystem of Partners Expands Employee Health Options

White Papers

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Challenging the Corporate Wellness ROI Myth

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 2.0: The Age of the Consumer (White Paper)

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.

Guidance for a Employer-sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-based Incentives

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

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How Employers can Utilize Data Analytics to Design a Cost-saving Health Plan

Podcast 6/22/2012: How Employers can Utilize Data Analytics to Design a Cost-saving Health Plan ... Listen

 

Why Critical Illness Insurance is Critical to Your Workforce Population's Well-being

Podcast 5/18/2012: Why Critical Illness Insurance is Critical to Your Workforce Population's Well-being ... Listen

 

Implementation of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program

Podcast 7/27/12: Implementation of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program ... Listen

 
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