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.
The use of wearables at work is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, a recent report found that 44 percent of U.S. workers use their own wearable technology at work, and that number is as high as 75 percent in markets such as Brazil and Russia. Some industry analysts project that
Promoting healthy lifestyles for employees has been an important priority for human resource managers in the past ten years. As the prevalence of obesity and hypertension have risen to epidemic levels in the U.S., companies have begun to feel the financial burden of the sedentary lifestyle.
There is much good news to report in the world of employee well-being.
The wearable movement is in full swing. In fact, 54 percent of surveyed employers are actively purchasing wearable devices in the next twelve months. So, what do these new tools mean for employers?
Consumer-directed model combines data-driven guidance and choice, rather than conventional risk-based assignment, to create stronger commitment and engagement
New solution from ShapeUp activates employee engagement during open enrollment
U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. chosen as a distinguished leader in the population health management market
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