Working with a nonprofit program, GlaxoSmithKline is giving its North Carolina employees the opportunity to test a medical home's efficiency. The pharmaceutical company will see whether the two-year pilot program could mean cost savings.Read More
A patient-centered medical home practices preventive medicine and helps manage chronic illnesses through a partnership between patients and their primary care physician and other health professionalsRead More
Annual medical spending for an employee with depression is $2,185 higher, or 48 percent more, than for a worker without depression, according to a new study.
Officials said the proposed rules on wellness programs are designed to give employers greater flexibility to design programs that will positively affect their employees' overall health while providing individuals with enhanced protections against discriminatory practices.
New York hospitals face steep revenue cuts for readmissions that are preventable. Read More
Amid the proliferation of corporate weight-loss efforts, some researchers worry that well-intentioned initiatives can risk employee backlash. Sprint Nextel and O'Neal Steel leaders describe how they strive to marry motivation and results.Read More
One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
Companies are finding that team wellness challenges work better to create behavior change than individual incentives. But team challenges have their limits, too.
Employers are tailoring wellness offerings to suit staffs that aren't in the office. Programs must be “highly timely, personalized and relevant,” an expert says.
Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Oct. 22.Read More