As we enter the last few weeks of summer, many of us are savoring one last beach trip, barbecue, and bonfire before the days start getting shorter, and kids go back to school. But as a healthcare professional, there’s another thing that August represents for me: time to start preparing for the upcoming flu season.
You might think it sounds early because most people don’t start thinking about flu until a family member or coworker becomes sick.
Healthy living is a point of pride for the State of Colorado, yet its population is not immune to rising rates of chronic conditions, obesity and stress-related health problems. After looking for a solution to address the needs of a highly diverse and mobile workforce, the State of Colorado’s Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) embarked on a journey with Welltok to lead the state to better health by starting with their own 31,000 employees.
Personalization, providing rewards and understanding what employees really want are key to maximizing value in employer-sponsored health and well-being programs according to results from a new national survey from Welltok and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
Whispers from the Water Cooler explores how employees view an employer’s involvement in their health, how they value their benefits and who motivates them at work.
The modern face of Medicare is very different than what most people envision it to be. We know the Medicare market is more dynamic than ever, but behavior change remains tough as evidenced by higher rates of chronic conditions among seniors.
However, when it comes to engaging seniors in their health, one thing is clear: using technology is a growing trend among the young and the young-at-heart.
The widespread adoption of digital technologies and the Affordable Care Act has transformed the healthcare industry over the past decade. Despite all the changes (think: wearable devices, telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence and EMRs), multi-channel communication has remained a vital strategy to engage members in their health.
And there’s a good reason for that. Consumers don’t compare us to other health plans. They compare us to Amazon, Netflix, and to
Welltok Inc., developer of the healthcare industry’s first consumer enterprise platform, is transforming the way population health managers guide and incentivize consumers to optimize their health. The CaféWell Health Optimization Platform organizes the growing spectrum of health improvement and condition management resources, obtains unparalleled consumer insights through applied analytics, and leverages cognitive computing to create personalized, adaptive health itineraries. Health plans and other sponsors now have an efficient and effective way to engage, activate and reward consumers, which drives greater healthcare value across all types of populations, from kids to seniors.