How much is chronic disease costing your company?
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death, disability and healthcare costs in the United States.
One example of how chronic disease is affecting the workforce:
- 8% of the workforce has diabetes; 25% of them do not know it
- 37% of US adults have prediabetes; 89% of them do not know it
In a group of 1000 employees:
- 80 have diabetes; 20 do not know it
- 370 have prediabetes; 330 do not know it
Estimated savings associated with controlling and preventing diabetes range from $4000-$8000 per person per year.
It doesn’t stop there: smokers cost employers on average $6000 more per year than non-smokers and acute coronary syndrome (heart attack, angina, chest pain) costs employers on average: $8,170 in direct health care costs and another $7,943 in lost productivity per episode.
A healthy workforce increases:
Productivity, business performance, staff morale and employee engagement and reduces: accidents and work-related ill health, sick pay costs, insurance costs and pressure on employees covering for those who are absent.
It is often times difficult to get employees to engage in their personal health and well-being.
We believe the definition of good health is personal. We help participants explore their definition of health and uncover the internal motivators to help them live the life they desire. We do not focus on the health problems they need to fix; instead, we focus on their positive health behaviors in order to outgrow any health concerns. We are patient-centered and holistic. We understand good health is more than just a number on a test result.
This type of program has proven to save companies money, not only in direct medical costs, but in improved morale and productivity. Employees like the program because they don’t feel like they are being told what to do; they maintain all control, yet have the guidance of a registered nurse.
Through our HIPAA compliant collaborative care platform, nurse and participant work closely to track progress. They have the ability to communicate via phone, secure messaging and video chat.
Quarterly de-identified reporting, including:
- Enrollment rates and metrics
- Engagement rates and metrics
- Target population metrics: condition prevalence
- Outcome metrics: clinical, financial and operational