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3 Ways to Minimize the Impact of Low Health Literacy

February 26, 2019

An estimated 250 million Americans braced themselves for record-breaking sub-zero temperatures as the January 2019 polar vortex bore down on the Northeast and Midwest U.S. states. Two months earlier, wildfires burned about 8.6 million acres in...

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EEOC Temporarily Removes its Limits on Employee Wellness Incentives

February 15, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article should not be construed as legal advice but is for educational purposes only. To evaluate the legality of incentives offered as part of a wellness program for employees, you should engage legal counsel to help...

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Will Eating Chocolate Make You Fat?

February 06, 2019

“Will eating chocolate make me fat?” This question gets 138 million searches on Google every single day.

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Two Population Health Metrics You Should Be Measuring

January 22, 2019

How do you know if your population health efforts are working?

Is it as simple as saving money on healthcare costs? Or is there more to it?

The most effective wellness programs measure success in two ways: Return on Investment (ROI) and Value on...

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Patients Win When HRA Data and Electronic Health Records Are on the Same Team

January 07, 2019

When the young Eric Dishman started experiencing fainting spells more than two decades ago, he needed answers. So he went to see a doctor. 

But those answers weren't easy to get. For six months, he endured a long list of appointments and...

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3 Ways Investing in a Wellness Program Can Save You Money

December 14, 2018

When it comes to choosing the right wellness program, there is one word you must pay special attention to: prevention.

A wellness program that focuses on prevention is a lot like having a crystal ball. It helps you look into the future...

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Wellness Program Engagement Is Key to Value-Based Care

November 26, 2018

You need to do more than just give participants access to their health information in order to fulfill the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) value-based care initiative. You also have to make sure you collect the right data points...

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The Role of Data Analytics in Population Health Value-Based Care

November 19, 2018

Precision medicine “considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.” It allows researchers and doctors to predict which treatment strategies will be most effective for individuals. But its application extends beyond...

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Interoperability: Value-Based Care Requires Shared, Secure Data

November 13, 2018

You’ve likely heard of the term interoperability. It’s a current buzzword in health care, and an extremely important initiative that supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative toward value-based care and putting...

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Get Accessible: 4 Ways Population Health Managers Can Achieve Value-Based Care

November 06, 2018

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule CMS-1694-P. According to Administrator Seema Verma, the rule is to “ensure the healthcare system puts patients first” and “rewards value over volume…where...

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Should You Include Naps in Your Employee Wellness Program?

October 18, 2018

One of the most important aspects of overall health is often overlooked, and even frowned upon in the workplace: sleep.

Sleep is a health concern for the majority of the population. There are countless studies and reports showing the detrimental...

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4 Ways Population Health Managers Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

October 04, 2018

He got the call nearly 12 hours after his daughter failed to show for work. One pill too many, the coroner said. And now this once-vibrant millennial is an opioid epidemic statistic.

Each day, at least 116 people in the United States die from an...

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