When it comes to creating a healthier workforce, there is no magic bullet. Health care expenses are correlated to the risk factors found in your employee population. Simply put, the higher the number and severity of risk factors, the higher your costs; the lower the number and severity of your employees' risk factors, the lower your costs.
Question - How do you create a healthier workforce?
Answer - Reduce risk one person at a time over an extended time period
How do we go about improving your employees' health?
Effectively attacking this problem starts with data. You can't fix the problem until you know what the problems is. We establish a baseline on each employee and determine each individual employee's risk factors. (Integration of Healthcare Data Program)
Once a baseline is established, our local clinical mangers get involved. Our clinical managers target health risks that are preventable or manageable to effectively reduce future expenses. They engage the employee in the health improvement process through education, and start helping the employee make long term lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk factors.
The diagram below, from the myCatalyst system, shows how reducing the severity of risk through the local CHP DM program ultimately improves the health of the employee population.
Reducing risk is an ongoing process. Many of these chronic conditions don't go away. However, they can be improved significantly, crisis can be managed and often prevented and, your healthcare expenses can be greatly reduced. Our local clinical managers continuously work with your employees to improve their lifestyles and their health and, thereby, reduce your healthcare costs.
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Our nation's current healthcare system is a reactive system. The system today doesn't focus on reducing risk factors; it waits until a problem develops or becomes a crisis and then it gets involved. (An increase in your insurance premiums soon follows). Change what you're doing by creating a healthier work force through Community Health Partners.
For additional information contact Bob Nutley at (864) 421-5075.