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.
Numerous studies over the years demonstrate that strong social relationships play a vital role in health and have been linked to both emotional and physical well-being and life expectancy. People with poor social connections have an increased risk for depression, stress, cancer, heart attack and even death compared to those
Since 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been ramping up their efforts to confront chronic disease, “the public health challenge of the 21st century.”1 Three out of four Americans will die prematurely from chronic conditions that could have been prevented with changes in lifestyle or behavior.
On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” (NPRM). Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by June 19, 2015.
Offering financial incentives for participation or outcomes in wellness programs is becoming increasingly common.
CBIZ has announced the promotion of Emily Noll to national director of Wellness Solutions for CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
U.S. Preventive Medicine® (USPM) announced it will be partnering with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise to collaborate on a wider spectrum of integrated population health management and clinical preventive medicine services.
Funding will allow company to expand to additional markets
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