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.
Offering financial incentives for participation or outcomes in wellness programs is becoming increasingly common.
To the untrained eye, population health management and health care payment reform may have very little in common. But upon longer, more thoughtful consideration, one can begin to see that in order for payment reform to be effective for the long term, an effective population health management foundation is essential.
Who would have thought that Ben Franklin’s famous words, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” would have started the Wellness Revolution?
Technology influences health care in many ways: from how people get information about conditions, procedures and providers, to the way they manage and improve their health.
The solution represents a step forward in the convergence of health care, technology and consumer engagement – combining daily fitness goals, a wearable activity tracker and financial incentives delivered directly into consumers’ health care accounts.
Smartphone app securely links members with employers' wellness program; features ease, convenience and unique user experience
New products offer potential for savings on annual premiums, as well as discounts and rewards from leading retailers to encourage policyholders to take small steps to improve their health
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