Between 2014 and 2015, life expectancy for Americans fell from 78.9 years to 78.8. It's not trivial: It was the first decline since the height of the AIDS crisis. Increased overdoses and suicides played significant roles, but most preventable deaths…
"One in four people would rather have their teeth cleaned than spend time on open enrollment," says Rebecca Madsen of UnitedHealthcare.
As value-based care expands, risk-based population health management arrangements may increase as well.
The benefits of accountable care organizations expand as some providers deliver the same standards of care to all.
Personal financial issues affect employee well-being, and can affect productivity.
Regional Hospital’s Bountiful Blessings--part of its employee wellness program--offers a space for people to donate extra produce; anyone can take what they need, and the excess is given to food pantries.
Mobile apps and web-based programs do help people reach health goals--like exercising more, losing weight and quitting smoking--but more data is needed on how sustainable these interventions are, according to a review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In the Commonwealth Fund's 2016 Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, Grand Junction remained unchanged from its 2012 ranking: 69 of 306.
People want care that is effective and high value, Murray Ross of Kaiser writes.