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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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Wellsource 2018 Data Review: Happiness, Habits, and Health [VIDEO]

August 22, 2019

What really influences happiness? If you answered things like the people around you, the work you do, and the experiences you share, you’d be right - but there are also other factors that can have a surprising influence on your happiness.

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Why Health Competitions Backfire

August 20, 2019

Helping your population become as healthy as possible is a noble mission to undertake, but - as with most things in life - there are “right” and “wrong” ways to go about it. In many groups, it’s not uncommon to see health competitions set up that...

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How a Health Risk Assessment Can Help Reduce Healthcare Costs

August 15, 2019

It’s no secret - or surprise - that just about everyone would be happy to save money. And if they’re able to save money on healthcare costs by doing things like improving their health or taking steps to proactively lessen their risk of being...

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Top 5 Most Common Questions About Health Risk Assessments

August 13, 2019

We get asked a lot of questions about Health Risk Assessments (HRAs), which makes sense. After all, Wellsource created the first computerized HRA. We’ve come a long way since 1972 when our founder, Dr. Don Hall, wrote the first algebraic equation...

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Want Positive Population Health Trends? Use HRA Data to Suggest Improvements

August 08, 2019

Health risk assessments (HRAs) allow you to get a big-picture view of your population. You always have opportunity to provide resources on an individual basis and offer assistance before someone hits “high-risk” status. But one of the benefits...

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4 Ways to Increase Health Risk Assessment Completion Rates

August 06, 2019

A health risk assessment (HRA) is an excellent tool to provide your population because it helps direct your wellness offerings, such as health plan benefits like vision coverage or nutrition counseling, and office wellness perks such as...

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