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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.

Articles

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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.

Active Design Is The New Workplace Wellness Program

How your office environment is outfitted has a dramatic impact on the adoption of healthy, active choices by your workforce. Active Design is defined as the promotion of workforce wellness, physical activity and healthy food access through thoughtful office design.

The Fallacy of Big & Broad Wellness Programs

While working at a large benefits consulting firm, I cringed every time I heard someone quote the famous movie line “If you build it, they will come,” in reference to employee wellness programs (and it happened often).

Five Transformative Innovations in Wellness

As today’s employers move to create a culture of wellness within their organizations, many struggle to evolve from their disease management pasts. The habit of identifying and stratifying employee risk is so ensconced in employer health and benefits programming, it presents a challenge when employers look to create more inclusive

Blog Posts

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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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APhA Foundation Launches Patient Self-Management Solutions

Delivering high quality, customized health care that empowers people to take control of their health

Virgin Pulse Closes $92 Million Investment from Insight Venture Partners

Latest funding round follows next generation release of Virgin Pulse’s well-being platform that helps employees "build habits that matter”

CBIZ Names Emily Noll National Director of Wellness Solutions

CBIZ has announced the promotion of Emily Noll to national director of Wellness Solutions for CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.

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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