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Blue Shield of California: University of California-Berkeley Study Finds Small-Network ACO Model Lowers Costs, Improves Patient Experience

Blue Shield of California’s accountable care organization (ACO) model was the subject of a study by the University of California at Berkeley. Researchers found that the model, which uses a smaller network of engaged providers and comprehensive care navigation, lowers costs and improves experience.  The study compared data between a small-network health maintenance organization (HMO)

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Accolade: Healthier Together

At Accolade, we’re dedicated to empowering every person to live their healthiest life by improving access to care and health outcomes. We champion health equity, advocate through our Physician-led approach, and provide exceptional healthcare to over 12 million members. We’re thrilled to share our recent collaboration with BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions and the World Health

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BrightPlan: 2024 Wellness Barometer Survey

The 2024 BrightPlan Wellness Barometer Survey1 results indicate the majority of workers, including 86% of Gen Z, are stressed about their financial situation. BrightPlan, a leader in Total Financial Wellness, conducts this annual survey to gain insight on the overall state of workforce well-being. Themes include the high cost of financial stress to companies and

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Alight: Five steps employers can take now to reduce employee stress

There is continued evidence of stress on employees at home and at work. Data from Alight’s Workforce and Wellbeing Mindset Study found that 75% of employees rate their stress levels as moderate or high. Consider flexibility in a new light With greater work flexibility, employees can alleviate stress, take care of their needs and be

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Pfizer: Women’s inequitable outcomes in select disease states

Menopause Women are not prepared and experience lack of communication and support, feel isolated and face shame around the topic. Peri- and menopausal women may have persistent and bothersome symptoms that impact QoL. Bone density decreases with menopause which puts women at risk for osteoporosis.   Uterine Fibroids Despite 25% to 50% of women with

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Case Study: VSP

An eye doctor can detect signs of more than 270 systemic conditions in a comprehensive eye exam– many of which may be chronic afflictions that carry significant risk to an individual’s overall health, like diabetes and high blood pressure. (American Optometric Association). This detection can be critical in managing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes,

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Case Study: Fostering a culture of diversity & inclusion at Merck & Co. Inc.

Company Overview As a leader in biopharmaceuticals, Merck & Co. Inc. focuses on research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. Industry: Pharmaceuticals Employees: ~27,000 U.S. Employees Headquarters: Rahway, New Jersey   Opportunity Merck & Co. Inc. has made diversity & inclusion a cornerstone of

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How Dow Empowered their Global Workforce with Virgin Pulse: A Personify Health Client Case Study

In today’s fast-paced world, organizations are realizing the importance of employee wellbeing to drive productivity and success. Dow, a global manufacturing company with over 40,000 employees in 60 countries, understands the power of putting people first. They have partnered with Personify Health, formerly known as Virgin Pulse, harnessing the digital capabilities of their platform, to

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Siemens Energy Boosts Engagement and Wellbeing with an Integrated Approach to Health Benefits Powered by Alight Worklife®

Siemens Energy is a leading energy technology company that empowers customers to meet the growing global demand for energy. They are committed to making sustainable, reliable and affordable energy possible. After its spin-off from Siemens Energy AG in September of 2020, Siemens Energy needed to develop their comprehensive HR and benefits strategy. While their divestiture

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Anthem: 3 steps to improving mental health in the workplace

Productive teams thrive in workplace cultures that value positive mental health. According to a Forbes survey, 70% of people say their supervisors have a greater impact on their mental health than their therapist or behavioral health provider. 63% of responders say positive mental health makes them more committed to their work. Employers have a tremendous opportunity to

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VSP:  Hypertension and the Connection with the Eyes

Doctors use the term “hypertension” to describe both the general condition called high blood pressure as well as the specific condition called high intraocular pressure (IOP). Ocular hypertension is a condition where the pressure in your eyes is too high. Some possible causes of ocular hypertension include: High blood pressure Stress Certain medications A diet

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