Keas’s whole business method is around how to help companies have healthier employers. Tests prove that healthier employees have higher levels of engagement, boosting a company’s productivity. Here Lindsay Volckman demonstrates some of Keas’s core values and how they help companies increase their employees’ wellbeing.
In this session, Health 2.0 discusses how employers are actively engaging employees with results based wellness programs and providing educational services and tools. Encouraging employees to make better wellness decisions and improving access helps employers, too, since healthier employees mean less sick days, better productivity and lower insurance costs. We talked with a few companies that are embracing wellness programs, and saw the programs in action with live demos.
One area where Health 2.0 technologies show great promise and some early market penetration is in tools for wellness. Employers, consumers, and even Medicare are now paying for programs and services that don’t look like traditional medical care, but may have great benefits. But in a world in which the food supply, and the physical and social environment seem to be programming us for obesity, what can the Health 2.0 community do? We take a closer look at how Health 2.0 tools can become part of the fabric for better micro and macro-decisions about food and healthy behaviors, with a special focus on how we can make a real contribution to ending childhood obesity.
Lindsey Volckmann demonstrates the new employer sponsored Health and Wellness Challenge by Keas. The challenge uses rewards and social support to elicit competition and ultimately provides impressive results toward improved health behaviors.
Lindsey Volckmann, Director, Business Development, Keas
We featured a preview of Keas in 2008 and their official Launch in 2009. An employee wellness program, Keas uses team-based competition to drives engagement, which yields better results and increases morale. Here Lindsey introduces the Keas program, and explains why it is so successful.
Jenifer Benz is the founder and CEO of Benz Communications, a company helping employers communicate healthcare benefits to their employees. Benz moderates a panel of product demos for a range of tools related to physical and behavioral health benefits. Tools include: The Prevention Plan demoed by US Preventative Medicine, EHE&Me demoed by Wellness Layer, TheCarrot, a product that Keas created in collaboration with Healthwise, and AbilTo.
Employers and insurers have been the sleeping giants of health care. But now they are increasingly active in guiding people they cover in wellness programs and in collaborating on the infrastructure for new delivery models. How are they using Health 2.0 as part of their awakening? This panel was part of the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.