Business of Well-being

Business of Well-being

How to Foster a Supportive Work Environment

Learn how organizational culture can impact employee burnout and how to create a supportive work environment that prioritizes employee well-being. Discover strategies for fostering work-life balance, positive relationships, and employee feedback. Find out how the Corporate Health & Wellness Association Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist program can help reduce burnout and improve overall workforce health and productivity. Organizational culture, employee burnout, supportive work environment, work-life balance, employee well-being, positive relationships, employee feedback, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, Corporate Health & Wellness Association, workforce health, productivity.

Business of Well-being

Help Make Your Office a Blue Zone, You'll Live Longer

Nick Buettner told intellectual people about Blue Zones- areas in the world where individuals live longer and healthier lives. One of the common factors of Blue Zones is that the healthy attitudes of the people come from the culture and environment they live in.

By

Business of Well-being

Don't Get Worse

The American lifestyle and the natural progression of aging consistently show that the health for Americans is declining. As employers struggle with this reality, they search for measurable ways to reduce the trend.

Business of Well-being

Integrating Genomics into Employee Benefits & Corporate Wellness Programs

By making genetic tests more available and affordable, employers and insurers can capitalize and improve employee wellbeing. Genomics can be added to employee benefits and incorporated into insurance products to further champion this noble cause.

Business of Well-being

Preparing for When the Wellness Bubble Bursts

History is evidence how every time economic bubbles that have occurred across time, and how they eventually burst. As there is no exception ever, this had triggered the thinking about what steps a wellness program coordinator can take to prepare the burst.

Business of Well-being

The Impact of PPACA on Corporate Wellness Programs - Good, Bad or Unknown?

One of the major thrust of the PPACA is an increased focus on prevention and wellness, as opposed to a historical federal focus. The application and effect of PPACA on individuals making lifestyle choices and wellness programs are seen as the main constructs.

Business of Well-being

What is Your Most Successful Hiring Strategy?

Recruiting the right candidates has never been easy and today's competitive market makes recruiter's job even harder. Thousands of employers post job on portals with a hope to get the best matching their requirements and willing to accept the offer.

Business of Well-being

Successful Engagement Programs Require New-er Age Approach

As the 2012 election is approaching, there is certainly a lot of talk about healthcare reform and what may or may not hinge. An industry trend that will continue regardless of the election's outcome, that's the industry's shift to the reimbursement model.

Business of Well-being

10 Tips For a Successful Corporate Mindfulness Program

We all come across a hectic day at work, like big assignment due date soon and that's putting enough stress on your mind. Stress is the number one healthcare problem in the American workforce, and it affects the performance, happiness, and health.

Business of Well-being

Find Your Optimal Stress Zone to Fuel Future Success

Stress continues to take a toll on workers, while a recent survey reveals that money is the top source of stress. In the world of healthcare, even doctors who are perceived to have financial security are not immune to the effects of workplace stress.

Business of Well-being

Send Stress & Those Pesky Pounds Packing with Exercise

Earlier the advice- sweat it out to clear your head, is changed as the stress-sizzling benefits of exercise are affecting us. Stress comes at us from every angle of every day in a multitude of shapes, sizes, smells, and various other unknown sources.

Business of Well-being

Taking Stress Management Techniques from the Office to Your Home

There are various forms of stress management that people use to combat and manage stress, like perceiving stressful situations. Practicing mindfulness, spirituality, living a healthy lifestyle also help people managing their stress.

Business of Well-being

Stress & Gastrointestinal Systems: The Unsexy Truth

Did you ever feel the sensation when you get really upset or stressed and your stomach begins to hurt and feel weird? Small intestine is where the absorption takes place and stomach is responsible for producing hydrochloric acid, known as stomach acid.

Business of Well-being

Stress for Success

FInding humor in anything is the best way of survival and it might help you survive the world's topsy-turvy world. Your reaction to the stress is significantly determined by the way you perceive it, either as a challenge or a threat to your health.

Business of Well-being

Stress - A Crucial Reason for Small Business to Implement a Health and Wellness Program

There is something common in small, medium, large businesses and every single human being on this earth and need to be concerned. Stress, we all experience that, well some stress is good as it motivates one to go ahead and accomplish what is needed.

Business of Well-being

What is Stress?

Stress is any strain or force on the body or mind or power that deforms the shape of the body subjected to it. When stressed, specific bodily responses occur and an impulse is relayed to the brain which sends out signals to the glands and organs.

Business of Well-being

Strengthening the Health of Our Communities, Together

When we talk about health, we all live in different worlds and this may seem like a stretch but these worlds can be merely a block apart. It is clear that if we improve the communities we live in, we can improve our own personal health and wellness.

Business of Well-being

Strengthen Engagement with Surveys

A survey is a tool which provides employees the opportunity to voice their concern and strengthen overall engagement and wellness. It is recommended to conduct surveys throughout the year on various topics to receive constant feedback.

Business of Well-being

Strategies for Success for Global Corporate Wellness Programs

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association recently concluded its Annual event that took place October 26th-28th in Chicago, IL. It was a privilege to facilitate the conference titled- Strategies for success for Multinational Corporate Wellness Programs.

Business of Well-being

3 Tips in Honor of Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day

We all make new year's resolutions, I know I do and it's at this point of the year where resolution start to fizzle out. To help with this, January 12 has been designated stick to your new year's resolution day and we offer you general tips to help you achieve your goal.

Business of Well-being

Staying Fit at the Office

Working has its own pros and cons but maintaining a high level of fitness while working is something generally not found. To minimize injuries and maximize productivity, employee fitness and good posture in the workplace are essential.

Business of Well-being

How to Stay Fit While Travelling

There is never a good or easy time to start, you need to learn to live a healthy lifestyle which is what plans aim to do. In other words, start planning today and when it comes the time for vacation, you have the tools you need to maintain.

Business of Well-being

The State of Wearables in the Workplace

EHBC attendees had the opportunity to participate in a survey regarding use of wearables in the workplace. Over 300 human resource and wellness professionals responded giving CHWA a unique look at how employers are succeeding and falling.

Business of Well-being

Start with Good People

Think as if you have done everything right in creating the ultimate team, take a pause and think about the top-level employees. They do a lot of work, carrying a ton of responsibilities and chances are you're highly invested in them.

Business of Well-being

Corporate Wellness Magazine Exclusive - Standing Up to Improve Employee Health & Wellness

Carol Mosser describes her experience with OIC Innovations Desktop Elevator as a great improvement with versatility. Being able to change positions aids in preventing my back and legs from getting tired, and keeps me better energized through my work day.

Business of Well-being

Stand Up For Your Health - Sitting Is the New Smoking!

Researchers and wellness experts observed that sitting for prolonged, uninterrupted periods may lead to various health risks. Like weight gain, high blood pressure and obesity to various chronic disease like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular.

Business of Well-being

Stages of Change: A Key to Successful Wellness

For an employer, until employees make meaningful changes in their behavior, there won't be improvements in health or productivity. Establishing and sustaining behavior change is tough for even the best-trained coaches and psychologists to bring about.

Business of Well-being

Spring into Shape - Stop Dieting and Pick Up the Dumbbells

Are you hitting the gym for a while and not seeing the results it means the workouts are not working for you. There is a higher chance that one or more of your bad habits you are incorporating into your daily exercise regime is sabotaging your workout.

Business of Well-being

Spread the Health

Most of us clearly understand how germs are spread and how to prevent the basic cold or flu in the workplace. Increasing evidence suggests the conversations and social connections around the office might be important to employee health.

Business of Well-being

Does SpongeBob Have the Secret to Life?

SpongeBob SquarePants guides us to find passion, prefer friends over stuff and find happiness near you. Something magical happened while watching SpongeBob SquarePants the other day and the yellow, goofy sponge-like cartoon character drew attention.

Business of Well-being

Sparking a Wellness-Minded Culture

More organizations are now recognizing that healthier employees translate into happier and more productive employees. A good culture in an organization affects the mood, productivity, turnover rate and overall bottom line of the employees.

Business of Well-being

The Sound of Wellness: Patience for Your Patients

If you want to hear the sound of wellness then listen to the work of a concierge audiologist. Doctor perform their job because it is cause for celebration and a summons to update the Hippocratic oath, to include a sentence of aphoristic style.

Business of Well-being

Sore Point: How Much is Employee Lower Back Pain Costing your Company?

Pin in the lower back of the body has a significant effect on the productivity and healthcare costs in the workplace. Taking steps to increase the health of your workforce and reduce back pain can be extremely beneficial to your company.

Business of Well-being

Somatic Functional Therapy: Drug-Free, Pain-Free Approach

Since the diagnosis in 2000, every doctor told her Parkinson's disease was progressive and her health status would never improve. Reluctantly settling for a bleak future, Diane's condition deteriorated toward a state of excruciating pain that required wheelchair.

Business of Well-being

Solving Employee Eldercare Challenges

If addressing productivity and management problems of employees is difficult, a new solution may knock your door. Americans are living longer than ever and the number is increasing steadily and the reasons might be childcare and healthcare responsibilities.

Business of Well-being

Soleus Muscles Health - Preventing Secondary Heart Failure

When a person is lying down, there is a minimal gravitational influence on the blood in the body reducing venous pressure. When sitting or standing upright, the venous blood in our lower limbs must be returned to the heart against the force of gravity.

Business of Well-being

Is a Soda Tax Enough to Slow Obesity?

After Philadelphia raised the tax on soda, attempts are made to implement that in more than 30 states and cities across the U.S. The tax levied at the beverage distributors could potentially raise the price of a six-pack of plastic bottles by $1.44.

Business of Well-being

Using Social Networking to Power Your Employee Wellness Program

Social networking is making its way into companies across the country to augment many of the human resources functions. Benefits and wellness professionals are also harnessing the power of connectivity to drive participation, engagement.

Business of Well-being

Leveraging Social Media to Improve Benefits Communications with Employees

Employers know appealing packages yet the best benefits are wasted if they fail to communicate the offerings to their employees. Frequent communications about employer-sponsored benefits are less than stellar and HR also believes in effective benefits.

Business of Well-being

Social Influence and Healthy Behavior Change

Social influence has been tested many times, and the research seems to indicate that people don't want to deviate from the norm. Nicholas Christakis discovered that obesity is at least partly infectious, where people appear to catch it from each other.

Business of Well-being

Smoking Cessation - Kicking Your Own Butt

Have you ever smoked, when you were teen, behind the school or someplace where your parents didn't see you? Most of the major Hollywood stars smoked on screen and the public emulated those images.

Business of Well-being

Smoking Related Cancer Deaths in U.S. Vary Depending on Which State You Live In

According to JAMA Internal Medicine, the link between smoking and cancer deaths is notable in certain U.S. states. While study confirms that smoking is hazardous to one's health, it also shed light on some new information and statistics.

Business of Well-being

Smile Well

Oral health is connected to many other health conditions beyond the mouth and in some cases is a great predictor of the future. Providing dental benefits is beneficial not only to your employees but also is a smart complimentary offering to the wellness program.

Business of Well-being

Corporate Wellness: Utilizing Smartphones for Chronic Disease Management

In a perfect world, none of us would have to take any medications and our meals would consist mostly of fruits and vegetables. These employees are the ones that usually take full advantage of corporate wellness programs.

Business of Well-being

Smart & Safe Self Defense

Many times the word 'self-defense' presents an inaccurate perception of what truly is involved in such training. The initial article in this series identified several benefits for including self-defense training into a corporate wellness program.

Business of Well-being

For Businesses, Small Steps Can Have a Big Impact on Community Health

The population of America is changing rapidly and becoming more diverse than ever and that's not changing anytime soon. As the face of the country changes, it's becoming increasingly clear that old approaches to wellness are no longer sufficient.

Business of Well-being

Why Small Businesses Should Offer Voluntary Benefits

Small businesses face tough competition with their larger counterparts and the survival is not easy. They should offer voluntary benefits like flexibility, personal connection, better opportunities, and a good vision for the future to their employees.

Business of Well-being

How Small Businesses Can Attract Employees Like a Large Employer

Small businesses generated 40 percent of new jobs in the last two decades but they face challenges to attract and retain employees. Employees expect their employer to offer a variety of benefits that range from insurance to the flexibility to work from home occasionally.

Business of Well-being

Sleep Well

If you are tired, then it does not matter if it's morning, afternoon, or late in the day, you are not at your best. Sleep deprivation, of varying degrees, affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally and it hampers energy, strength, and stamina.

Business of Well-being

Sleep and Weight, It's a Symbiotic Relationship

When we are busy with juggling work, family and personal lives, the one thing that's worst affected and neglected is Sleep. With an increase in commitments, our free time seems to wane too quickly, few of us prefer to sleep and keep it on a priority basis.

Business of Well-being

Sleep: Why Should Leadership and HR Take Notice?

As per the reports by CDC, over 30% of the US workforce is not getting the sleep they need and sleep deprivation is an epidemic. research has provided mounting evidence that sleep deprivation has a significant economic cost, playing havoc with the bottom line.

Culture of Health
Business of Well-being

Immersing Well-being into the Workplace Culture with Richard Safeer

Over the years, many workplace wellness programs have focused on ticking conventional boxes that define health; from initiating monthly or regular health assessment tools to coordinating physical activity programs that are few and far between, well-being has not been the focus of most well-being programs, ironically. A culture that supports health and well-being has been the missing link in creating truly effective workplace wellness solutions.

Culture of Health
Business of Well-being

Ending Quiet Quitting with a Shift in Well-being Culture

The pandemic was an eye-opener for many, exposing the flaws and inadequacies of workplace culture, revealing to them, from the myriad of job losses, pay cuts, furloughs, and forceful retirements that came with the pandemic, that they may not be as indispensable as they once thought and that some employers do not really prioritize workers’ wellbeing and health.

Health Literacy
Business of Well-being

Understanding the Drivers of Health in the Workplace

Health is not a single entity or destination but a complex of interconnected factors. A one-size-fits-all approach to well-being, therefore, will be ineffective at driving the needed results in the workplace. To build viable wellness solutions, managers and employers need to take a holistic approach that integrates an individual’s social, physical, and personal contexts into providing a unique wellness solution that fits their health and wellness journey

Business of Well-being

Increasing Wellness Engagement and Saving Billions in Healthcare Costs: A Cleveland Clinic Case Study

In this episode of the Edelheit Experience, Jonathan Edelheit, Chairman of Global Healthcare Resources, speaks with Dr. Michael Roizen, Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic talks about tackling rising employer healthcare spending by increasing employee wellness engagement and participation. Using the case of Cleveland Clinic as an example, Dr. Roizen explains how improved participation in the right wellness solutions translates to better health profiles and less healthcare spending.

Corporate Culture
Business of Well-being

Why Workplace Wellness Programs Fail

Building the right wellness program for your workforce requires paying attention to the granular issues of wellness and health in your organization. Well-being and health are not stand-alone issues and they are dependent on a large number of factors, including organizational culture, workplace issues, and personal health circumstances. Understanding these contexts help managers and employers identify their employees’ actual wellness problems and roll out the most effective solutions. 

Employee Wellness
Business of Well-being

How to tell Your Organization’s Wellbeing Story with Mitch Martens

More than ever in the corporate space, there is a strong demand for better wellness solutions. Employees are largely driving the workplace wellness shift as they are demanding more from their employers in regard to meeting their well-being needs. This calls for some reflection from employers, therefore, to challenge the “norms’ of well-being in their organization and begin to provide solutions that truly meet the needs of their employees.

Corproate Wellness
Business of Well-being

The Evolution of Wellness with Laura Kirk

Corporate wellness has been on a steady evolution since it was first created. More events are becoming defining moments in the evolution of wellness at work as it moves from a mundane aspect of work to the very essence of work. As employers begin to drive the needed changes in corporate wellness to build more personalized and holistic solutions, they set the stage for building highly resilient and healthier organizations.

Business of Well-being

The Value of Perceived and Objective Health Data in Health & Wellness Programs

Health risk assessments (HRAs) vary in length and the depth and breadth of the content they cover. They typically focus on objective measures that are captured via observation, tests, or physical examination, including biometrics (such as blood pressure and weight) and physical activity tracked by wearables. Additionally, subjective measures provide unique insights that can illuminate an individual’s feelings, symptoms, and personal context. When analyzed together, objective and subjective measures of health paint a picture of whole health and well-being across multiple dimensions. Yet, as employers and H&W companies face a constant battle of avoiding lengthy assessments while retaining the most valuable data, subjective measures are unfortunately more frequently viewed as less-valuable elements of HRAs.

Healthcare Costs
Business of Well-being

The Missing Link: The Key Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in Improving Patient Outcomes and Lowering Costs

The conventional model of healthcare keeps pharmacists focused on the medication dispensary and supply aspect of patient care, with limited access to the decision-making process. Given the enormous knowledge and expertise of the clinical pharmacist in rational and cost-effective use of medicines, their role as key health decision-makers may be the missing link in driving positive patient outcomes.

Inclusive Benefits
Business of Well-being

Is your Wellness Program Inclusive? Laura Putnam, Author of “Workplace Wellness that Works” Talks Inclusion in Wellness

There’s a fundamental problem that has plagued corporate wellness programs for ages and has contributed to their failure. When employers treat all employees as the same and provide them with the same set of wellness offerings, the programs will yield sub-par outcomes

Healthcare Costs
Business of Well-being

Curbing Employer Healthcare Costs

The rapidly increasing cost of healthcare is already stressing employees; many are having to abandon treatments as care they have hitherto received have driven them into huge financial debts. While experts project that healthcare spendings could double in the next few years, employers can curb this trend through an effective root cause analysis of this burden and adopting cost-control strategies to insulate their workers and businesses.

Personalization
Business of Well-being

Personalized Wellbeing: Corporate Wellness the Right Way

Now more than ever, employees are taking their well-being and health more seriously, and this has become a major determinant of organizational success. Employers need to revisit the corporate wellness architecture and fix these deficits. In the long run, offering employees a more personalized and holistic approach to wellbeing not only achieves the set health indicators for their workforce but also saves organizations lots of money.

employee health literacy
Business of Well-being

A Literate Workforce for a Healthy Workplace

Literacy begets confidence, just as promoting a culture of literacy begets a confident workforce. If a workplace hinders confidence, if workers have no confidence in themselves or no confidants in whom they may confide, wellness is unattainable.

Virtual Classroom
Business of Well-being

Utilizing Virtual Workshops within Hybrid Workplace Environments

In a world where the modern workplace is being redefined, there is no better time to try something new and better integrate practices that help boost your employees’ well-being. Virtual workshops are a perfect way to foster a more sustainable work environment and ensure your teams are engaged, connected, and communicating—even if they’re not all in one place.

Wellness Leaders
Business of Well-being

Visionary View on the Future of Wellness

One thing most industry players agree on is that Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI or EDI, depending on where in the world you are located) are forevermore intertwined. Ultimately, as humans, we need to first respect the dignity of every human being for them to thrive

Business of Well-being

“Creating wellness programs is bigger than health fairs and presentations” - CCWS Program Graduate Valerie N. Pogue

Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat with one of the graduates of the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Programs on her thoughts about the recent shifts in the corporate wellness industry

Business of Well-being

“Corporate Wellness Should Not be a Fringe Benefit, But a Necessity in the Workplace” - Shawna Bowen, CCWS Graduate

Shawna Bowen MA., CCWS, NBC-HWC, ACE, a recent graduate of the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program

Business of Well-being

The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Graduates of the Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program

The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat with a recent graduate of the Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist program, Michelle Lauren.

Business of Well-being

The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Michael Brantley

The Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat with Michael Brantley, a graduate of the program to share insights on the current trends in corporate wellness and what to expect in the future.

Business of Well-being

“Wellness Programs Need to be Data-Driven and Measurable” - CCWS Graduate, Susan Van Hoosen Discusses the Future of Wellness with Corporate Wellness Magazine

CWM recently met with one of the graduates of the program, Susan Van Hoosen, to discuss the seismic shift disrupting the corporate wellness industry and what the future holds.

Business of Well-being

Corporate Wellness Magazine Talks Wellness Disruptions with Mary Toland Shaw, CCWS Graduate and Leading Health Coach

In this interview, CWM speaks with Mary Toland Shaw, a leading health coach and a recent graduate of the CCWS about the future of corporate wellness.

Business of Well-being

Workplace Wellness and Your Employees: An Interview with CCWS Graduate Kendra Julien, MPH

Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with one of the recent graduates of the program, Kendra Julien to discuss the ongoing transformation in the corporate wellness space.

Business of Well-being

CCWS Graduate Kamilah Exum Shares Insights into How Corporate Wellness Programs must evolve in the New Normal

In this interview, Corporate Wellness Magazine talks with Kamilah Exum, Principal Consultant of Exum Consulting and a graduate of the CCWS Program, discussing the current trends in the corporate wellness industry and the massive shift the space is currently experiencing.

Business of Well-being

“The Industry Needs to Push Boundaries” - Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate, Sahara Rose De Vore, on Corporate Wellness

To thrive in the new era of work, employers and managers need to build the requisite skills and resilience to cater to the growing health, wellness, and safety needs of their employees. The Corporate Health and Wellness Association designed the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, to provide these skills and the resources needed for building effective wellness initiatives. This pioneering employee benefits and wellness course contains best practices from leading employers such as LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Gallagher, and more. The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Sahara Rose De Vore, to learn how she has benefited from the course. Sahara is a wellness travel coach and CEO and Founder of Sahara Rose Travels, LLC

Business of Well-being

“Both In-person and Virtual Learning Have their Roles” - Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate, Carol Battle

The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Carol R. Battle to talk about current trends in corporate wellness and how the specialist course has redefined her perspective on workplace wellness. Carol works for the State of North Carolina as the Health/Wellness, Recognition, and Awards Manager.

Business of Well-being

In and Of the City: Defeating Addiction without Retreating from Life

Addiction is not a personal danger but it affects friends and families as they endure an individual's descent into destruction. It not only affects emotionally and physically but a threat to corporate wellness and office morale.

Business of Well-being

What Insurers Want You to Know About Wellness Plans

When it comes to the successful implementation of a wellness program, being aware of current trends is crucial. In regards to your health insurance provider, a recent report by international health insurance broker highlighted trends in the industry as identified by insurers.

Business of Well-being

Make the Most of Your New Year

You remember, creating any New Year's resolution and have you ever tried accomplishing that resolution or goal that you set. Think in terms of what you want or need more of and less of beginning with an appreciation of the difference between the two.

Business of Well-being

Offering a Worksite Clinic? It's not Just HIPAA You Need to Worry About

Worksite clinics were earlier limited to fortune 500 companies but these days, every corporate business is implementing it. Even public sector employers are getting on board and choosing worksite clinics as a way of increasing employee productivity.

Business of Well-being

New Year - New Wellness Plan

The carrots and sticks that were decided last year to incentivize for the new year are now becoming a reality for the workforce. The list might include stop smoking, losing weight, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure.

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Business of Well-being

Q&A With Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman on Why AKLOS Health Is the Most Complete Physical Therapy Solution for Your Employees

At this year's Healthcare Revolution, Super Bowl LIII MVP, Julian Edelman, discussed the importance of properly treating musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and how to manage the blend of virtual and in-person physical therapy for maximum efficacy. Read on below to learn how to approach MSK like an NFL champion.Question: We’re seeing an enormous focus on musculoskeletal (“MSK”) solutions in the employer healthcare space, given the costs associated with pain conditions. You have a well-document history of various injuries and pain conditions that all required rehabilitation. Do you think it’s important to have convenient access to MSK care, and do you have any advice for employers looking to implement an MSK solution?

data
Business of Well-being

How to Steer Your Plan Design: Leveraging Your Data with Abett

A silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic has been how it disrupted healthcare systems, driving solutions to tackle disease and improve health outcomes. With the rapid adoption of digital tools during the pandemic, healthcare saw a notable merger with tech that delivered outstanding results that will revolutionize the future of workplace health and benefits for years to come. One of the challenges employers faced in the pre-pandemic era was accessing and using data to improve healthcare decisions. However, the last few years have birthed an innovative tool for employers, a 'lockbox' that addresses many issues around data, providing employers with a plug-and-play network of resources to make better healthcare decisions for their population. At this year's Healthcare Revolution conference, which was on April 26-28, Jonathan Edelheit, Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Healthcare Resources, spoke with Diana Dimon, former Senior Manager of Benefits at Linde, about the potential impact of Abett's data 'lockbox' on employee healthcare and benefits.

Diabetes
Business of Well-being

When the Pandemic Becomes Endemic: How Precision Health Helps Retain Employees Amidst the Great Resignation

As your company executes on 2022 objectives, you – like many HR leaders – may find yourself asking: What can I do to improve employee retention? In the midst of the Great Resignation, it's a vital question. Over 4 million employees have been quitting their jobs per month. With COVID becoming endemic and continuing to affect stress and burnout, it's more important than ever to let employees know they're valued. According to the Wall Street Journal, "The shift by workers into new jobs and careers is prompting employers to raise wages and offer promotions to keep hold of talent." Beyond these go-to solutions for employers to bolster their workforce—what other creative strategies can you use in 2022 to help show employees you really care?

Diabetes
Business of Well-being

Can Artificial Intelligence Provide a Human Touch?

With DayTwo, the answer is yes. What role can an algorithm play in giving you advice about your health? Can a computer program play the part of a diabetes coach? DayTwo's precision health solution was recently featured in a New York Times article exploring the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the growing world of personalized nutrition. In the article, author Sandeep Ravindran notes that a host of apps are offering AI-based nutrition solutions. "Instead of a traditional diet, which often has a set list of 'good' and 'bad' foods," he writes, "these programs are more like personal assistants that help someone quickly make healthy food choices. They are based on research showing that bodies each react differently to the same foods, and the healthiest choices are likely to be unique to each individual." What does this personal AI assistance look like exactly? At DayTwo, our registered (human) dietitians are using the information provided by AI (developed with the world's largest microbiome dataset) to empower people to make better decisions about which foods or food combinations will lead to fewer spikes in blood sugar. The algorithm behind the DayTwo app uses microbiome profiling to predict how each person's blood sugar will respond to certain foods. Instead of another one-size-fits-all fad diet, the personalization based on an individual's microbiome enables customized food recommendations.

Employee Wellness
Business of Well-being

Prioritizing Employees in the New Normal

Just as coronavirus restrictions seemed to be easing up in early 2021, the American workforce faced severe disruption from what has now become known as 'The Great Resignation.' Millions of workers across the country quit their jobs and are not looking back. For most of these workers, it is time to say goodbye to their employers and to the conventional work model that has drained them for years. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, resignation numbers in November 2021 hit a record high of 4.5 million people, a considerable increase from the pre-pandemic level of 3.5 million people in April 2020. The reasons are the same across the board: employees are demotivated, dissatisfied, and disgruntled by how the conventional work model has made them pawns in the corporate space, growing businesses and improving the profitability of their organizations at the expense of their well-being and health.‍

Health Analytics
Business of Well-being

Big Data and the Future of Health Analytics

One of the most prominent changes in healthcare has been the advent of a digital revolution in the industry. In what has been described as the "Uberization" of healthcare, key players have attempted to leverage the rapid developments in technology to disrupt patient care delivery and gain a competitive advantage. Healthcare systems and providers have now adopted electronic health records, remote monitoring systems, telemedicine, and other technologies to transform patient care. This transformation has seen health data extensively stored, shared, accessed, analyzed, and used in digital platforms, including wearable devices, smartphone apps, medical devices, and AI-driven models. Consequently, this shift has provided healthcare systems and other stakeholders access to a digital universe with large volumes of useful information that is integral to driving topline results and improving healthcare outcomes.

Business of Well-being

South Korea, a Medical Tourism Service Leader Pioneering the Future of Medicine

South Korea (or simply Korea) is an IT leader that excels in the digital era of the 21st century. Simultaneously, the country has benefited from Hallyu (a Korean wave), an explosion in the global popularity of Korea across all industries, including fashion, food, and, entertainment such as K-pop and K-drama. Furthermore, Korea has emerged as a medical tourism powerhouse, setting off medical Hallyu, showing its strong capacity to be a global medical leader. With state-of-the-art medical equipment, smart IT-based medical technologies, smart hospitals, and innovative treatments, Korea has become a hotspot for doctors. Professional medical tour agencies registered with the Ministry of Health and Welfare provide reliable medical tour services, ranging from airport pickups to hospitalizations, treatments, surgeries, and tours. Plus, the Korean government runs an international medical tour coordinator license program to raise the satisfaction levels of medical tourists.

Organizational Resiliency
Business of Well-being

Well-being and Safety: The New Drivers of Workplace Success

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly led to one of the biggest shake-ups in the corporate world in the last few decades. The workplace has been hit by endless cycles of closures and re-openings, restrictions on indoor capacity and operations, and other disruptions that have altered business in more ways than one. But, with the world gradually returning to normal, employers have met new realities in the workplace, with major paradigm shifts that are redefining business. 

Inclusive Benefits
Business of Well-being

Why Inclusive Benefits Should be the Cornerstone of Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

2021 was the year of The Great Resignation. A record-breaking 47.4 million people voluntarily left their jobs, and the numbers for 2022 are showing little relief for companies in their search to retain talent. Burnout has been cited as the number one reason employees are leaving their jobs, and it has presented itself as a hurdle that companies and HR leaders are facing, with 44% of employees saying that they are more burned out on the job. Burnout can affect not only workplace happiness and satisfaction but also have serious long-term consequences on individual health, leading to poor sleep and ultimately higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, as well as anxiety and depression.

Virtual Care
Business of Well-being

What the Future Holds for Virtual Care for Businesses: An Interview with Mercer's Kate Brown

In a captivating episode of the Edelheit Experience podcast, Chairman and Co-founder of Global Healthcare Resources, Jonathan Edelheit, sat with Kate Brown, head of Mercer's Center for Health Innovation, to discuss the latest trends and disruptive innovations in the employer-sponsored healthcare space.Kate Brown is an expert in managing and improving employee population health through corporate wellness initiatives and also holds a master's degree in kinesiology and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation. She is also a speaker at this year's Healthcare Revolution conference, the nation's largest event for self-funded employer healthcare, benefits, and well-being. Register for free to learn how the top employers in the country are working their way to the conference's 3 moonshots:1) Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.2) Reimagine engagement and well-being.3) Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.

Chronic Condition Management
Business of Well-being

6 Things You Should Know About Chronic Condition Management

Chronic condition management is a broad term that encompasses benefit programs to help people manage or reduce symptoms and control disease progression. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic condition, with 40 percent of US adults having two or more conditions. Chronic conditions are the leading causes of death and disability, as well as a leading driver of health care costs. Chronic condition management helps people live happier, healthier lives while preventing unnecessary healthcare utilization.

Corporate Health and Wellness
Business of Well-being

The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Chris MacKoul

The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, designed by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, is a pioneering employee benefits and wellness course containing best practices from leading employers such as LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Gallagher, and more. The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Chris MacKoul, to learn how he has benefited from the course. Chris is a Program Manager at Lulafit, a wellness and wellness amenities service.

Telemedicine
Business of Well-being

Telemedicine: Exploring the Next Frontier of Healthcare

Digital healthcare has been a slowly growing area of healthcare since the dawn of the millennium. There had been clusters of virtual care services across the world, but the model had been largely resisted by healthcare providers who believed in the conventional model of healthcare. Then the pandemic struck and redefined the norm. In the wake of the pandemic, there has been mass adoption of virtual healthcare. The coronavirus restrictions led to limited access to healthcare via traditional hospital visits, and stakeholders had to leverage digital innovations. This led to the rapid adoption of telemedicine platforms for most non-emergency care services.

Healthcare Revolution
Business of Well-being

Insights Into Healthcare, Benefits, and Well-being with Healthcare Revolution 2022 Speaker Rosa Novo

Rosa Novo is the Employee Benefits Director at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the 4th largest school board in America. She is the administrator of the District's self-insured healthcare plan, which provides coverage to 71,000 individuals at a value of $360 million. She has been creating strategic health and wellness programs for the school district for 31 years. Her wellness focus is to increase awareness of both benefits and personal health status while establishing and maintaining a workplace that encourages environmental and social support for a healthy lifestyle.

Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist
Business of Well-being

The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Dr. Federico Gallegos

Now more than ever, employees are driving a paradigm shift in the workplace, demanding greater priority for safety and wellness. This will be a key determinant of a thriving business In the post-pandemic era of work. However, integrating wellness into your organizational culture requires specialized skills and training to take the proper steps. The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, designed by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, offers this and more, providing up-to-date training and skills in corporate wellness strategies in line with global best practices.

Wellness Culture
Business of Well-being

Infusing More “Wellness” into Workplace Events

It is time for employers to walk the talk, enough of seminars and conferences only talking about workplace wellness initiatives; employees now want to see it being actively integrated into all aspects of work as this factor has become the key determinant of success for any business. 

COVID-19 and the workplace
Business of Well-being

Heather Saunders Talks Workplace Pandemic Preparedness and Employee Safety with Corporate Wellness Magazine

Business owners must take this as a wake-up call to rethink employee safety as a continuous workplace project, not just about today or this pandemic, but arming the workplace with concrete steps to mitigating even future pandemics. 

Employee Healthcare
Business of Well-being

It’s Time to Get Real About Care Delivery

Innovations in care delivery are improving evidence-based practice with transformational technologies that build upon the trusted doctor-patient relationship. Designed to empower providers to deliver high-value, personalized care, and evidence-based improvement, the result fosters better patient and provider experiences by meeting patients where they are on their journey. Ultimately, this significantly reduces the total cost of care and accelerates organizational performance.

Employee Engagement
Business of Well-being

It's Time to Re-recruit Your Employees

The pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in the corporate world. There are now more job positions but fewer employees to fill in these vacancies, no thanks to a great awakening by employees following many years of enduring a dysfunctional work culture. Now, HR leaders must identify and address the needs of employees to re-recruit them or get swallowed up in the Great Resignation.

Go Up