Member Engagement: A “Must-Have” for Health Plans Today

As Health Reform continues to unfold, the pace of change is picking up speed, as new models of reimbursement, care delivery and access are taking shape. These shifts on the provider side should represent good news for millions of Americans that need better support from the healthcare system, especially since many of those with chronic disease aren’t currently… Read More »

Most plans already provide member portals and other helpful resources, and many have begun to focus on enhancing these activities and initiatives to enhance their value and impact. But, to compete effectively, in this rapidly shifting market, they will need to re-orient their mindset and approach to be far more consumer-centric.   After a decade of slow growth,… Read More »

What Is The Focus of Worksite Wellness Today? – A Series – What Is Health? (Does It Matter?)

The field and practice of worksite wellness today basically revolves around three terms – health, wellness and wellbeing. Other terms also seen used include: thriving, flourishing, health promotion, optimal living and quality of life. But the big three are health, wellness and wellbeing. Since these terms are used interchangeably or as synonyms, I have wondered just how different… Read More »

The 1994 Mosby, 4th Edition, Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary defines health as: “A condition of physical, mental and social wellbeing and the absence of disease or other abnormal condition. It is not a static condition.” Rice University defines health as being “a multi-dimensional concept that is usually and measured in terms of: l) absence of physical… Read More »

What Is The Focus of Worksite Wellness Today? – A Series – Health As A Concept (Think About This!)

The difference in these views can be seen in both the different definitions of health and how health as a concept is implemented or executed. These two different views see health as being either a personal choice, or as a social responsibility. Health, when viewed through the reductionist/mechanistic lens, is considered to be either personal or individually determined.… Read More »

From a worksite wellness perspective, it is important to understand what causes ill-health and what is needed to create or produce good health. This understanding will help you determine a purpose for your program, along with making sure the programming and interventions are aligned with both the purpose and the organization’s culture. The workplace is the ideal venue… Read More »

What Is Worksite Wellness All About? – A Series – What Is Health Status? (Consider This!)

The field and practice of worksite wellness today basically revolves around three terms – health, wellness and wellbeing. Other terms also seen used include: thriving, flourishing, health promotion, optimal living and quality of life. But the big three are health, wellness and wellbeing. Since these terms are used interchangeably or as synonyms, I have wondered just how different… Read More »

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, their definition is: “The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.” The American Thoracic Society definitions are: “Health status is an individual’s relative level of wellness and illness by taking into account the presence of biological  … Read More »

Significance of Public Health for the Health Sector of Pakistan

Pakistan, as we all know is a developing country and we are currently going through lots of challenges and issues. These issues vary from terrorism, energy crisis and poverty to poorly developed education and health systems. Health, which is the basic human right, has unfortunately not been our priority. This statement is supported by the fact that according… Read More »

The next and the most important factor to consider is that we need to reshape our current health system model. If we want to improve the health status of our population, we have to base our health system on the preventive approach rather than the curative approach, that is, we need to promote public health. The time has… Read More »