Archive for General

  • 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...

  • Mercer Study Shows Employers Won't Cut Onsite Clinics In Spite of Mercer Study Shows Employers Won’t Cut Onsite Clinics In Spite of “Cadillac Tax”

    In a recent article in Forbes by Bruce Japsen, reference was made to a study of more than 100 large employers (by Mercer) showing that in spite of the fear of the "Cadillac Tax" on benefit plans costing employers at least $10,200/year for a single employee (or $27,500 annually for family benefits), ...

  • Patient Inclusion in the EMR Process? Patient Inclusion in the EMR Process?

    The New York Times is reporting in an article by Steven Lohr that involving the patient directly in their medical information is a future trend that is positive and somewhat of  a game-changing event.  It details one case and then goes on to address the fact that there are some major medical cente...

  • Are you in control? Are you in control?

    We all want to be in control, it's our natural instinct.  But, as employers, how much control do you really have over healthcare cost, quality, access, outcomes, etc.?   Usually, not a lot.  But, we encourage you to read an article in the LA Times by Noam Levey entitled, Unequal Treatment:  Whe...

  • QuadMed Awarded AAAHC Network Status QuadMed Awarded AAAHC Network Status

    It was announced by both AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) and QuadMed yesterday (11/10/2014) that QuadMed had been awarded AAAHC accreditation as a network, an unusual and new accreditation status for multiple sites in a network managed by a single group (there must be ...

  • Discovery Channel Office In London Opens On-Site Clinic

    In England, where the National Health Service is available to everyone, the Discovery Channel has opened a "medical and wellbeing centre" which will include physical therapy, onsite lab services, and "holistic primary and preventative healthcare."  This will be staffed and managed through a company...

  • And. . . More on Wellness Programs And. . . More on Wellness Programs

    Visit EBN to get "10 tips to help implement a successful wellness program."  Among them are Offer Biometric Screenings (see our "preaching to the choir" comments); Track Results; Offer Incentives; and in today's techno-centric environment, Provide Employees with Digital Tools - a fast-growing optio...

  • AHA Urges Employers to Improve Health Screening at Work

    In a summer article in the professional journal, Circulation, the American Heart Association published a policy statement on the benefits of improved workplace screening for heart disease.  Some statistics provided included the projection that the direct medical cost of  treating cardiovascular di...

  • FAIR Health Cost Lookup Tool FAIR Health Cost Lookup Tool

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced this spring that it is designating FAIR Health's Cost Lookup Tool one of its QualityTools.  We have also added it to our list of Featured Resources in the right side bar of our home screen.  This service allows a consumer to look up a se...