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An Effective Wellness Assessment Includes 5 Hard-to-Find Ingredients

March 28, 2018

Health risk assessments are a lot like cookies.

Think about it.

Which would you rather have? Highly-processed chocolate chip cookies made in a manufacturing plant or homemade, fresh out of the oven ones like mom used to make. You’d pick mom’s...

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Is Workplace Stress Taking a Toll on Your Employee Wellness?

March 22, 2018

Inside the Dunder Mifflin office, stress is at an all-time high. CEO Michael Scott’s unpredictable behavior, dictator-style workplace rules, and general distrust has employees on edge. It’s so bad, one employee even wears a device to measure...

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Ready to Play by the New Rules for Blood Pressure?

March 14, 2018

Is high blood pressure a problem in your organization?

We already know the answer if your population looks anything like the typical American.

The new guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine...

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Amazon Partnership Takes Aim at Healthcare Costs

March 02, 2018

 Just 18 months ago, Quartz Media described Amazon as a “titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media,” and added, “It dabbles in plenty more industries.” On January 30, 2018, we learned of yet another industry to...

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Predictions for 2018: Disney-Inspired Solutions for Better Health Care

February 21, 2018

Ever wonder how we’re going to improve health care? It’s not exactly the cheeriest subject to discuss when chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer are among the leading causes of death. But maybe a trip to the...

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Is Your Wellness Program Incentive Really Voluntary?

February 14, 2018

Across the nation, wellness coordinators are again pondering wellness employee incentives. Only this time, AARP is behind the question:  How much of an incentive can companies offer their employees to take a health risk assessment (HRA), or...

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A Cheat Sheet to NCQA’s New PHM Standards

January 31, 2018

Are you trying to understand the new standards for NCQA’s Health Plan Accreditation (HPA)? Health plans have already been meeting some of the requirements of the new Population Health Management category. Others are new standards. So why the...

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Will the CVS Health Merger Change Healthcare Delivery?

January 12, 2018

By now you’ve probably heard of CVS Health making the move to buy Aetna for an estimated $69 million. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the merger and unanswered questions about how it could impact the healthcare industry. But here’s how CVS...

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Set SMART Goals for Your Wellness Program

December 22, 2017

An estimated 45 percent of all Americans set New Year's Resolutions. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top resolutions are:

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Wellsource CEO Interviewed by Hirsch Healthcare Consulting

July 13, 2017

Chris McReynolds, CEO of Wellsource, joined healthcare consultant Lonnie Hirsch for a podcast interview about health risk assessments. They discussed the history of the HRA, its evolution over the years, and how it plays a key role in population...

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The Health Assessment Questionnaire: How to Address Privacy Concerns

June 01, 2017

 

At least once a year, you probably ask your members, patients or wellness program participants to complete a health assessment questionnaire. It’s a valuable way to help individuals identify their own health risks and encourage healthy...

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5 Emerging Corporate Wellness Trends to Promote Health and Productivity

May 05, 2017

 

Have you been thinking about giving your corporate wellness program a makeover? Check out these five emerging trends for ideas on how to level up your wellness program.

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