The U.S. Worksite Wellness index has been worsening for the past several years. The latest statistics indicate a score of 84.7 out of a possible 100 where there would be no individuals at high risk.
What this means for companies is increased costs in lost time, medical expenses, ADA, FMLA costs and Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Building cultures of health, healthcare utilization management, and controlling healthcare payers, providers, and patients are among the first steps in creating a successful worksite health and wellness program.
Dr. Raymond Fabius of Truven Health Analytics will be speaking at the SEAK NATIONAL WORKERS’ COMPENSATION/OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE CONFERENCE ON July 16, 2013 on Cape Cod Massachusetts. He will be discussing the relationship between health and productivity and the three main kinds of prevention a company can implement.
Raymond Fabius, MD is corporate medical officer at Truven Health Analytics formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare and the author of the textbook Population Health: Creating Cultures of Wellness. He is a frequent lecturer on worksite wellness, having lectured at the Institute of Health and Productivity Management, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Business Group on Health, the National Business Coalition on Health, the Health Education Resource Organization, and the Disease Management Association of America to name a few.