Tag Archives: Choosing a Wellness Vendor

A Prevention Plan Success Story

Can wellness programs implemented through an employer improve ones health? Well they certainly can and while I previously discussed the study published by Drs. Loeppke, Eddington and Beg in Population Health Management (read it Here) ,  this video is of a … Continue reading

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Small Business and Prevention/Wellness Programs

With all of the interest in prevention and companies around the United States and even the world looking to prevention or wellness (I use the term wellness here, although as explained in an earlier column it is problematic, but that … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Be Careful when Looking at Data (Column 7)

While I’ve been focusing on outcomes from prevention/wellness programs. I took an opportunity to search the web and get a feel for some of the data being posted. As discussed in column 5, one should be careful when looking at … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Outcomes from The Prevention Plan (Column 6)

In the last post, I discussed some of the outcomes one should look for when selecting a prevention program for your employees.  Drs. Ron Loeppke, Dee Edington and Sami Beg recently published a study titled Impact of The Prevention Plan … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Looking for Outcomes (Column 5)

Ultimately any company looking to invest in the health and well being of their employees through a prevention program will want to know if the program achieved worthwhile results. There are many different ways companies in this field report their … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for your Prevention Program – Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy (Column 4)

This series has been discussing what a company should look for when selecting a program to improve the health and productivity of their employees. We have explored wellness, preventive medicine, and the accreditation.  This column will briefly discuss some of … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Accreditation (Column 3)

Now that you are looking for a company that bases its approach on the science of Preventive Medicine, what else should you be looking for?  Well just as in medicine where physicians can become Board Certified, which demonstrates that they … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program –The Science of Preventive Medicine (Column 2)

You will notice that I have changed the title for this series and no longer refer to wellness. This is purposeful. As I discussed in the previous post, the term “wellness” today encompasses thousands of areas and services that have … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray? (Column 1)

Introduction Wellness has become one of the hottest health care topics for employers. Companies are looking to what appears to be a logical solution–keeping employees healthy–as a way to reduce the unsustainable cost increases related to health care benefits. So … Continue reading

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