Posted on Feb 15, 2019 12:12:05 PM by Tracey Moran
The cost of healthcare continues to rise. In fact, “healthcare benefit costs are still rising at two times the rate of wage increases and three times general inflation, making this trend unaffordable and unsustainable over the long term," according to a recent publication by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). “The total cost of healthcare, including premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, is estimated to average $14,800 per employee in 2019, up from $14,099 this year.”
This is the bad news. The good news is employers are learning there are actionable steps they can take to reduce the rising costs of healthcare.
Posted on Sep 5, 2018 3:05:21 PM by Dave Demers, MPH, VP of analytics and business intelligence
“I had been feeling poorly for a while, making it difficult for me to do my job and spend time with my family. I went to the health center at work and my blood work showed I had diabetes, low iron, and high cholesterol.” – Lillie, Marathon Health patient, Wayne Farms employee, and winner of Healthy Like Me.
Posted on Jul 30, 2018 2:58:33 PM by Angela Hammond, BSN, MS, RN Health Coach at Marathon Health
A simple question can launch significant behavior change, and ultimately, health improvement. By asking questions, rather than issuing orders, providers empower patients to take control of their health and develop new behaviors. But, to achieve Iasting health improvements, patients need support and resources to help them in their health journey. Health coaching provides the motivation, structure, and accountability to get them there.
Posted on Feb 27, 2018 3:28:05 PM by Emily McManamy
The bad news? Healthcare costs are rising and nationwide healthcare programs face an uncertain future.
Posted on Feb 5, 2018 4:26:53 PM by Emily McManamy
health·care (noun): the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services. by providing personal, individualized care.
Posted on Nov 20, 2017 11:23:19 AM by Emily McManamy
Sitting in a rocking chair, gazing out the window, I found myself patting my son’s back to the artificial sounds mimicking his heartbeat. Beep…beep…beep. It was robotic melodic and confirmation he was snoozing calmly in my arms. This moment nearly fit the picture I painted in my mind of our first days at home together. But, we weren’t home. This was his first home, but not ours, and the cacophony of alarms and sputters from the NICU poked at that unfortunate reality.
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 12:16:54 PM by Kristin Myren
A 2015 Mercer survey of employers with worksite health clinics revealed that the top reasons employers invest in onsite healthcare are cost savings, productivity, and leadership image. Yet, the top measurement in determining success is actually engagement.
Posted on Nov 9, 2016 9:04:14 AM by Jay Blanchard
Just think about it—at this very moment, clinicians and their patients have more access to health information, technology and tools than ever before. These resources help to make us healthier, happier and more productive. However, it also makes it increasingly difficult to navigate through all of the available options to determine which healthcare trends are truly beneficial and will stand the test of time (and evidence) and which are just the latest fad, pushed by modern-day snake oil salesmen looking to cash in on the public’s desire for optimum health as quickly and as easily as possible.