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- How Employers Can Leverage Data for Positive Impact
We'd like to extend a big thank you to our guest blog contributor - Higginbotham
In order to truly impact the health of the organization, measure program success, see a tangible return on investment and contain cost, it's essential to implement a health risk management program. The program should actively engage your employees, make them aware of their current health status through preventative testing and possible risks associated with unhealthy behaviors, provide education to promote behavioral change and offer the measurement of tangible results for both the employee and the employer. But where do you start?
- Health Highlight of The Month - Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults
In honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, we wanted to spread stroke awareness and promote prevention by sharing the article, "Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults" by Ellen Hosafros, Director of Corporate Communications for Corporate Synergies Group. This is a topic that's personally important to the APH team as well as our client base and their members, so we appreciate Corporate Synergies Group sharing this content.
- Influence on Lifestyle Change Does Have an Impact on Outcomes
Once populations are targeted for support and intervention via our Poindexter advanced and predictive analytics (via current state and predicted risk factors), we’ve found that one of the most effective ways to support targeted employees and members is through live or telephonic nurse influence and intervention.
Nurses are able to deliver individuals the education and support they need to make important lifestyle and preventative care changes. This is one of the most effective programs that we’ve seen in delivering needed outcomes.
- Keys to Truly Impactful and Measurable Employer Health & Wellness Programs
With medical costs rising, pharmaceutical costs quickly meeting or exceeding medical costs and miraculous specialty drugs coming in at nosebleed costs, optimizing employee health and saving for catastrophic events is paramount to afford expensive lifesaving medicines and treatments, along with inevitable catastrophic cases that plague nearly every employer’s health plan.
- Taking the final mile with Population Health data findings - Nurse Navigation is one avenue
More and more frequently, our current and prospective employer group clients will ask us what we see as the most effective avenues to support employees and members who have been identified through analytics for outreach and support.
There are many avenues that our clients are taking to get individuals the education and support they need. Nurse Navigation is one of the most effective programs that we’re partnering with our clients to launch and manage. We thought this would be a good topic to cover during National Nurses Week.
- Kidney Disease and Dialysis Best Practice Guide Published by Advanced Plan for Health
Valuable to entities facing high kidney disease and dialysis costs and risks
WESTLAKE, TX, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a leader in advanced and predictive healthcare data analytics and cost aversion has published a Kidney Disease & Dialysis Best Practice Guide.
- Combating Opioid Addiction with Analytics and Case Management
The current opioid epidemic has shed light on the shortcomings of many wellness programs and the lack of preparedness by case management teams to handle chronic conditions and or patient behavior, such as addictive tendencies or duplicate therapy. But are case management teams solely to blame for lack of effective response to this costly health crisis? The simple answer is, no.
Many case managers do not have access to the data or tools required to employ a compelling and value-driven prevention model. Hence, what we see today is very little accountability or effective case management. What’s needed most is quality data to guide active engagement with patients.
- Three of the Costliest Health Conditions Ravaging Your Health Plan, and Steps for Prevention
High-cost claimants are only a part of the equation. There is a secondary subset of the insured population who are at-risk of entering the 5-7% of highest cost claimants that predictive modeling can uncover and help address. Not all predictive modeling engines have the capability to identify this subset of the employee population, but with Advanced Plan for Health’s Poindexter’s predictive modeling capabilities, determining the likelihood of an occurrence of coronary events, neurological events, orthopedic events and chronic kidney disease is made easy. Once interventions are made to improve the health of at-risk patients, the analytics system can retrospectively report actual cost versus the original predictive model to measure the positive health and financial effects the interventions created. Without the predictive-modelling enabled ability to identify those at-risk and intervene with targeted prevention strategies, health plan optimization will always be an uphill battle.
- Predictive analytics in healthcare helps manage high-risk patients
Predictive analytics in healthcare can benefit organizations two-fold. This technology not only helps better manage a population but also better handle claims and save money.
- Good Things Come in All Packages
There are many regulatory and alluring incentives that come with self-funding, such as avoiding medical loss ratio requirements or exemption from the health insurance tax mandated by the ACA, but in order to more accurately weigh the risk vs. reward of self-funding, the following questions should first be answered:
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