Archive for Evaluation Tools

  • Premise Health Selects Epic for On-Site Clinic Technology Premise Health Selects Epic for On-Site Clinic Technology

    Premise Health, one of the largest onsite providers in the industry, recently announced plans to implement Epic Systems technology into its worksite health centers within the next two years. Epic is considered the leader in electronic medical records technology. Trent Riley, COO, says this i...

  • Wellness Isn't Just about Exercise Anymore Wellness Isn’t Just about Exercise Anymore

    Perhaps we are overstating the impact of wellness programs in benefits packages these days, but the business now accounts for more than $7.8 billion annually as a market so it seems pretty huge.  We know only a portion of this is attributable to services provided through on-site clinics, but t...

  • Your health program can affect bottom line performance Your health program can affect bottom line performance

    Will your employee health programs translate into better financial performance for your company?  No one knows for sure, but studies performed by reputable organizations (HERO, The Health Project, and others) certainly indicate that investment value grows at a higher rate among those corporations w...

  • Optum/NBGH Study

    A white paper produced by the National Business Group on Health in conjunction with Optum shows that there is a correlation between reducing health risks among employees and improvement in absenteeism and presenteeism. The white paper is a summary of a survey conducted in which the researchers we...

  • New Data on the Cost of Medication Non-Compliance New Data on the Cost of Medication Non-Compliance

    Three published studies were recently summarized in a white paper by Healthentic (a population health management company) demonstrate that ". . it costs the U.S. health care system between $100-$289 billion every year in direct costs" when patients don't take their medications correctly, and "Losses...

  • New Data Source-MEPS

    I have to say, we are delinquent in not bringing this resource to your attention sooner.   We do have a link on our home page to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, however, were not aware until now of the MEPS data.  This is the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey conducted annually by...

  • Helping Your Employees Helping Your Employees “Engage”

    All employers have difficulty getting employees to use the tools they offer them for improving their healthcare and reducing costs.  In a recent professional journal review, we found a listing of some tools you might consider offering or making your employees aware of which allow them to be better ...

  • Speaking of Hospital Costs and Surgery

    We just published a reference to an article in Becker's Hospital Review comparing medical versus surgical inpatient admissions and costs.  Soooo - we thought you might also be interested in a brief article published on the DallasNews web site about elective surgery volume (using data for Medicare p...

  • 2013 Survey 2013 Survey

    The Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health 2013 Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care is available on line.  This 30+ page summary of their survey is a must read.  We have mentioned it in our June newsletter as well and wanted to provide a link to it here. These two highl...

  • Consumer Reports Bluebook on Healthcare Pricing Consumer Reports Bluebook on Healthcare Pricing

    You and your employees may benefit from accessing this information.  Consumer Reports, in association with many other reputable sources, has compiled a "bluebook" for healthcare pricing.   The data they have compiled can be searched by zip code and type of service to find the average fee accepted...