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Is Your HRA Meeting the Requirements for Your Medicare Population?

November 14, 2019

Health risk assessments (HRAs) are an integral part of providing quality care to a patient population. They give healthcare providers information about a patient’s self-perceived health and living situation while also providing individuals in the...

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Health Risk Assessments: Your Questions Answered

November 11, 2019

Health risk assessments (HRAs) provide valuable data that can be used by health plans, wellness organizations, employers, and more to gain insight into how they can best encourage health in their populations. At first glance, HRAs may seem...

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What Is Health Literacy and Why Should You Care?

November 05, 2019

It’s no secret that the medical world is complex. There’s a reason population health and medical practitioners require extensive training and use specialized tools – such as health risk assessments (HRAs) – to serve their populations. But that...

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4 Ways To Increase The Reliability Of Health Data For Better Outcomes

October 30, 2019

We hope our readers will enjoy a re-post of this article, written by our CEO Chris McReynolds. It was published back in August in Health IT Outcomes. You can read the original article here.

Health and wellness professionals can describe the high...

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Improving Outcomes with Health Risk Assessment Data

October 23, 2019

Wellsource joined industry leaders in the health and wellness space at the National Wellness Conference (NWC), hosted by the National Wellness Institute (NWI), in Kissimmee, FL from October 1-3. It was an incredible opportunity for us to further...

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3 Ways Stress Can Harm Your Population—And What You Can Do About It

October 16, 2019

Stress can be a good. It can motivate you to meet a deadline and boost productivity. It can keep your mind alert and heighten your senses when you perceive danger. Your heart beats rapidly and breathing quickens. This response to a stressful...

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How to Choose the Best HRA for Your Population

October 07, 2019

Let’s face it. There are dozens of health risk assessment (HRA) vendors out there. Honing in on the perfect fit for your population can be a daunting task. In our forty-plus years in the HRA business, we’ve learned the important questions clients...

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HRA Results Don't Have to Be Scary

September 26, 2019

Anyone getting results from a medical assessment or test might be nervous—regardless of their age. Seniors are no exception. Fewer than 1 in 5 take advantage of their annual wellness visit (AWV) benefit, which includes a health risk assessment...

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Which Health Risk Assessment Questions Are the Best Measure of Health?

September 23, 2019

If you were to ask a room of people what it meant to be healthy, you’d probably get all sorts of answers. Many would say it means you are not sick. Some would say things about the mental state, while others might focus on measurements like weight...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Population Healthy from one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

September 18, 2019

Offering fair compensation to employees is vital for their overall workplace satisfaction. However, many organizations fail to take mental and physical health into account. If your workforce clients are ready to take their organization from good...

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Setting Boundaries: How Much Can You Influence Population Health?

August 29, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if we could say to our friends, family, coworkers, and employees: “Hey! It’s time to get healthy - let’s work on those bad habits”? But that would be seen as incredibly odd (not to mention downright rude in most cases), so we...

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How is Health Risk Assessment Data Shared?

August 28, 2019

Asking individuals to provide their health information on a health risk assessment (HRA) can cause a bit of tension. For many people, their health information is intensely personal and carefully guarded.

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