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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 Final Hurdle for Outcomes-Based Wellness

Offering financial incentives for participation or outcomes in wellness programs is becoming increasingly common.

Connecting the Dots between Population Health Management and Health Care Payment Reform

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.

The Wellness Revolution: An Ounce of Prevention

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?

Improving Health and Patient Outcomes through Personalized, Interactive Engagement Solutions

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.

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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Alegeus and Granite Peak Technologies Partner to Deliver an Innovative Digital Health Solution

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.

Onlife Health Releases the AlwaysOn™ Mobile App Putting Wellness at Members’ Fingertips

Smartphone app securely links members with employers' wellness program; features ease, convenience and unique user experience

John Hancock Partners with Vitality to Integrate Life Insurance with Healthy Living Program

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

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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