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  • Coaching Platform Twine Works to Increase Treatment Adherence, Lower Medical Cost Coaching Platform Twine Works to Increase Treatment Adherence, Lower Medical Cost

    With lack of patient adherence to treatment being a costly problem in the United States, MIT Media Lab spinout Twine Health has gained notice recently as a potential solution. Twine, a health activation platform, aims to improve health and lower medical costs. Recently, the startup has moved the...

  • Telemedicine for Mental Health Services Soaring Telemedicine for Mental Health Services Soaring

    Telemedicine for mental health services is soaring in the US in response to both the opioid abuse crisis and an increase in access to behavioral healthcare in general, according to the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and telemedicine companies. NBGH also said that 56% of employers in 201...

  • Will Your On-Site Clinic be Only Telemedicine?

    For those employers out there considering an on-site clinic, the option of providing medical services on-site to employees and dependents via just telemedicine exists - but the question is, is it the right option for you? Telemedicine has certainly played a role in on-site clinics for quite some ...

  • Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees? Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees?

    Well, now you may be able to get them through a new mobile service, 2020 On-site.  This company, started about two years ago, now offers mobile eye exams using optometrists and they'll bring the retro-fitted van right to your parking lot.  The employer pays a fee for the service, and employees lik...

  • Employer Attacks Rx Drug Abuse Among Employees

    We all hear nearly every day some new story about the impact of prescription drug abuse on society, law enforcement and healthcare costs.  It has reached a level where the governor of the state of Vermont during his 2014 State of the State address focused primarily on the costs and impacts of drug ...

  • NBGH Releases 2017 Health Plan Design Survey

    The National Business Group on Health released a summary of their 2017 Health Plan Design Survey last week.  The press release itself and, of course the actual survey, are worth the read. Ironically, a 5% increase in premiums (as projected by major employers for 2017) would have been a stunning ...

  • A New Twist on Health A New Twist on Health

    CNBC reporters Mark Dixon and Susan Shoemaker, both partners at Plante Moran, authored a brief article on CNBC.com about a new offering by some companies related, indirectly, to health and wellness - financial planning. May seem unusual, but when you stop and think about it, stress related to fin...

  • Healthcare Systems Continue to Jump In Healthcare Systems Continue to Jump In

    A recent article on HealthLeaders Media (written by Christopher Cheney), states that "Providing on-site and near-site health services for large employers. . . presents a golden growth opportunity for some health systems." The article itself uses Bellin Health System as an example of one such sy...

  • Are you a Are you a “Best Company to Work For?”

    Well, 9 of the top 100 companies noted by Fortune.com as a best place to work also offer on-site clinic services at multiple locations, not just their corporate headquarters or main site of business.  Who are they? CHG (a health care staffing agency), also ranked #18 as a best place to work. ...

  • After all these years. . .

    Manatee County in Florida announced that they will vote on the creation of an on-site clinic for their employees in the next month. On the Editorial page of the Bradenton Herald (February 4, 2016) it was noted that the issue had been under review for months with objections from the medical communit...