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Population Health Management

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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Six Tips for Creating a Successful Global Wellness Program

At ShapeUp, our mission is to create a healthier world by leveraging social influence to engage people in healthy activities. We understand that for employers looking to engage and unite an entire workforce, health and wellness initiatives do not stop at the U.S. border and having an effective global wellness

Prevention Delivers Value

Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed countries, with chronic diseases dominating health care costs. In fact, 86 percent of U.S. health care costs are attributed to chronic disease. In the health care field, we continue to discuss how our system is shifting to

#FORUMExpo15 Recap: What Social Media Had to Say

Our recently completed sixth annual IHC FORUM & Expo in Atlanta attracted over 800 attendees, 50 sponsors and 100 speakers to address the top concerns, best practices and innovation in health care consumerism today. And the discussion continued throughout the week on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, with sponsors, attendees and

The Case for Wellness Among Fully-Insured Employers

Most employers don’t like “unpleasant” surprises. One pressing topic gaining much attention and debate is employee health.

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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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ShapeUp Spark Provides Turnkey Wellness Challenge Platform for Large Employers with Limited Time

New solution from ShapeUp activates employee engagement during open enrollment

U.S. Preventive Medicine Earns Prestigious Intel-GE Care Innovations' Validation

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. chosen as a distinguished leader in the population health management market

Survey: Peers Most Likely to Influence Employers' Health Strategies

Aon survey shows little action planned for 2015

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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