Marathon Health Blog

Do Employees Prefer an Onsite Clinic as a Health Benefit Package?

In previous blog posts, we’ve explored the numerous benefits that employers receive from implementing onsite or near-site health and wellness clinics--but what do their employees feel about them?

Growing Opportunities in Health and Wellness Coaching

Earlier this year, we highlighted some of the benefits and opportunities in health coaching. As described in “How to Become a Corporate Wellness Coach”, becoming a health coach allows you to help people set and achieve goals for long-term health and wellbeing. Rather than treating one symptom or illness, health coaches take time to work with the whole person.

By focusing on behavior change, the partnership between the patient and health coach provides an environment for the patient to take responsibility for their own health through guidance, education, and self-management tools provided in regular meetings or appointments.

Multiple Dimensions of Value: How To Boost Employee Productivity With Preventive Health Care

A smart strategy for managing the cost of healthcare includes a strong focus on preventive care. This makes sense on a national level, where one of the key strategies of healthcare reform is removing cost and access barriers to preventive services. It makes particular sense for employee populations, where the improved health of individuals pays off not only in the avoided cost of sick care, but also in improved productivity.

Is an Occupational Health Assessment Necessary for a Desk Job?

Occupational health assessments, such as functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment physicals, are a vital practice when caring for the overall wellness of employees in physically demanding jobs. But is there value in replicating occupational health assessments for employees who spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk? We think so!

Are Workplace Wellness Programs Secure and Confidential?

One of the most common questions of employees with workplace wellness programs is this: “Is my health information private?”

Is a 40-Hour Work Week Really the Ideal?

It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts. 

Jerry Ford Featured in Hayes Healthcare Leaders Blog Series 

Please enjoy this blog our CEO Jerry Ford wrote for Hayes Management Consulting, a leading healthcare mangement consulting firm. 

Jerry's blog, Caring for the Clinician: The Key to Patient Experience, Enhancing Health Outcomes, and Reducing Cost, describes the vital components of a successful onsite program.

The blog is filled with insights about the problems with the current U.S. healthcare delivery system as well as long-term solutions.

The blog is available here.

Great job Jerry! 

What are the key features of an onsite health center?

Operating an onsite health center is a significant investment of time and resources so it’s understandable that executives want to know how their company would benefit before they make the investment.

Helping Employees Navigate Current Healthcare Issues

The healthcare options available to employees can be daunting. For the uninitiated healthcare participant, just the acronyms alone (PCP, HSA, EAP, HRA, and on and on) are enough to scramble one’s brain. Additionally, the notion of onsite healthcare can be an unfamiliar one. Even people who are familiar with the concept of wellness programs sometimes have a challenge making the leap to understanding that they can visit the onsite health center for anything they’d see their doctor for (and more).