There are a variety of programs companies can opt for when it comes to bringing onsite health services to the workplace. Occupational health, wellness initiatives such as blood pressure checks and weight loss programs, and acute care are just a few of the options that can be made available to employees at work.
These programs have shown to improve employee health and decrease healthcare costs. As insurance premiums continue to rise, it is no surprise that they are becoming a standard offering among many employers.
Understanding Onsite Population Health Management For Your Company
Of all the options companies have at their disposal, there’s one that stands out for its ability to help companies reduce medical costs, enhance productivity and improve access to care – the three most cited reasons for implementing onsite health services – and the program is called onsite population health management.
The success of population health management can be attributed to its all-encompassing look at the whole population. It keeps healthy people healthy, prevents chronic conditions, and helps people with chronic conditions manage their disease by ensuring they are at the standard of care, an important factor in preventing serious and costly complications. But while clinical markers, screenings, and chronic condition management are necessary components of a successful population health management program, the future lies in a model that addresses more than just physical risk factors. The new era of population health management will also account for the impact of behavioral, environmental and social elements – influencers we often fail to recognize.
In our latest e-book, Population Health Management 2.0, we take a deep dive into these aspects of health and the cost savings associated with risks in each category. Examples include the negative impact loneliness has on health (social), the threat food deserts present to employee populations (environmental) and why depression is considered the most expensive chronic condition (behavioral).
Having action plans for these factors will not only help to reduce costs associated with untreated physical and behavioral health risks, it will also help to nurture strong morale, productivity, and collaboration.
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