A New Way to Cut Health Care Costs Playing The “Is It Healthy?” Game

Once you absorb the impact of the health dividends Reliable Production Machining and Welding achieved you might find yourself wondering how the rest of us can join together to cut out the middleman and still maintain access to the preventative care that offers the largest, long lasting effects.

There’s more to the story I’m sure, but it has the three key elements for success: connect, contribute and collaborate. This weeks “Is It Healthy?” Game Business Innovator. The clincher was what employees said they liked about it. Designed for health and healthy it is.  Can it really be that basic? Congrats on the health savings dividend per employee from playing the “Is It Healthy?” Game.

Virgin Health Miles takes a novel approach to getting desired health results with the biggest  impacts to the challenges of each of their clients’ needs using incentives and the power of social networks to drive measurable health results.

Organizations that promote employee health and well-being are 3½ times more likely to encourage creativity and innovation, according to research by Right Management, the people who know that one third of employees eat lunch at their desks. I can attest to that. Yesterday I met two hospital health workers who not only confessed to being guilty as charged, but one was actually eating hers while we chatted.

How Can We Use Adult Learning Principles in Our Training?  Relevance is a key element and speaks to what the training is designed to achieve. What about how adults process information? Some are auditory, some visual or kinesthetic in terms of primary information processing pathways.  It would seem that by simply addressing those modalities in training content would also be a value added enhancement, but would no doubt be a good predictor of successful implementation and adoption of the training.

The total cost of health care for a typical family of four covered by a preferred provider plan (PPO) is $19,393, an increase of $1,319, or 7.3% over 2010.

Even though the rate of increase is slowing from prior years, it has taken fewer than nine years for such costs to more than double. In 2002, the cost of health care for the typical family of four was $9,235 according to the 2011 Millimen Medical Index.

Counties and municipalities are building alliances, with institutions and businesses and are actively looking for ways of  sharing data, providing programs and opening community clinics to facilitate the type of health care needed by the community. That includes multi-lingual, and multi cultural audiences.  Language, literacy and laziness are a devastating social handicap and they are lurking in all our communities.

We can see the writing on the wall. The good news is there are some easy, engaging and effective ways to play the “Is It Healthy?” Game and have everyone come out winners.

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