Navigating the waters of purchasing can be very tricky, but the tools this session displayed, aimed at both employer and employee education, make it easier than ever before. In the same vein, managing a group of employees, especially with the changes which came October 1st, can be just as murky but we think we found some people who can help make sense of it all.
Once thought of as a rare employee perk, wellness programs and incentivizing tools are almost everywhere, as employers try to take a proactive role in the health of their employees.
A look at some of the social media and reward-based technologies that can be used to incentivize employee wellness and engage them in their health, not only keeping a healthier workplace but lowering costs, too.
Ever wonder what other employees are doing to keep health costs low while encouraging healthy habits, friendly co-worker competition and more? We’ve brought together a group to discuss the technology behind their wellness program and some will even bring along a client to discuss their experiences.
How are Health 2.0 tools helping employers make smarter purchasing decisions? What technologies are vendors using to educate employers and help them when making benefit enrollment decisions? We’ll address these questions and more, and see the tools that companies are using.
Amanda L. Goltz, MPA, Senior Manager of New Initiatives, Pacific Business Group on Health
Amanda’s work includes several initiatives that focus on delivery system reform and payment redesign. These projects include a state-wide joint replacement registry, developed to provide standards and tools for evidence-based care for orthopedics; development and spread of consumer engagement tools that encourage patient involvement in selecting high-quality, cost-effective care; and transparency initiatives for health plans, providers, and employers. Here, she’ll talk about the projects that Pacific Business Group on Health have been working on.