Published By: Caristix
Published Date: May 03, 2013
The costs and risks associated with the entire interfacing lifecycle are no longer acceptable in a world that requires fast turnarounds and go-live dates. Those implementing HL7 interfaces can tap into new – and proven – best practices for more effective scoping and overall project success.
There’s discussion in the HR industry today about companies requiring employees to submit vital health statistics (weight, blood pressure, body fat) or pay a fine, usually seen as an increase in health premium payments. Some say it's "technology-enhanced discrimination on steroids," while others say it's a great incentive for employees to take their health seriously.
Virgin HealthMiles wanted to know what healthcare buyers think about the policy, and here’s what you said in a March 2013 survey:
There are three options for creating a distinct brand for your workplace health and wellness programs. You can use your existing corporate brand, create a new and distinct sub-brand for your programs, or use a third party’s brand as the foundation of your health and wellness initiatives. Each of these branding options has its benefits and challenges, depending upon your goals. In this paper, we’ll discuss the merits of these branding options and help you understand how they can impact your health and wellness initiatives.
Discover how you can leverage these five best practices of high-performing corporate wellness programs to make your wellness initiatives more successful in reaching the end game: healthier, happier, and more-productive employees.
When it comes to engaging employees in workplace wellness programs today, the operative phrase is quickly becoming, “Let the games begin!”
After suffering decreasing engagement and fewer savings than they initially expected from their wellness programs, employers are boosting participation by incorporating gamification—the emerging field of applying game mechanics and strategies to various types of applications and programs.
The end game, you might say, is lower healthcare costs, along with happier, more productive and engaged employees.
Most U.S. businesses are still sorting out the implications of federal healthcare reform — even though the legislation became law in 2010, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last June, and has already seen several of its mandates implemented. Nonetheless, if you’re responsible for the success of your company’s wellness programs, the best part of the complex healthcare reform law is yet to come.