Dr Spero is the CEO of InHouse Physicians and a thought leader in the area of healthcare cost containment solutions for self-insured employers. Dr. Spero graduated medical school from the University of California, Davis. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and has practiced both internal and emergency medicine. Dr. Spero is an expert speaker on employee health care cost containment strategies, energy and performance, as well as employee health and wellness. Dr. Spero resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Corporate wellness programs are very popular but hampered by low engagement rates, less desirable efficiency, lack of integration. Incorporating wellness services in a workplace health center offers enormous potential to drive much greater ROI for employers.
Worksite clinics are becoming an increasingly popular way to control health care spending and even enhance employee productivity. Generally, the care received at the clinic is free to the member and there is an added convenience factor for employees.
Corporate wellness programs have been reported to improve employee health, productivity, and yield a significant ROI. Portions of these reports and studies are solid but the data from most respected corporations are incomplete.
As healthcare reform mandating coverage for many preventative employers are taking a closer look at worksite health screenings. Health screening assists in accessing the health risk and also pick up undiagnosed diseases that can be costly if untreated.
Employers with occupational health centers have an enormous opportunity to leverage these centers to drive greater savings. The ability to realize the gains requires a major transformation of these facilities and their services from health centers.
Despite numerous solutions such as wellness programs, consumer-driven healthcare, and payment reform, the outcome is underway. It is time for a fundamentally new strategy which will strengthen both the quality and the price of healthcare for employers.
July 4, 2014
Over the past year, I have watched in amazement as benefit consultants and their employer clients are immersed in a meeting. My amazement was not because of the amount of energy and time devoted to this singular obsession of satisfying the employee.
March 13, 2015