See how other companies use incentives to drive employee wellness Using Incentives to Drive Employee Wellness is a case study that encourages employers to use enticing incentives to engage employees to take more responsibility for their health and the cost of their health care.
Discover how to create an integrated health and productivity management strategy The Value of an Integrated Health and Productivity Management Strategy is a case study that demonstrates that health care programs that are planned, integrated, and well executed have the potential to not only reduce health care costs, but to also build a healthy, engaged, and productive work force.
Learn how to engage your population in their health Engaging Employee Groups in Personal Health Management is a case study that has worked to motivate employees to take a more proactive role in their health and health care decisions.
See a great approach to effectively implementing a self-care initiative A Strategic Self-Care Implementation is a case study demonstrating an easy-to-implement self-care campaign targeted to educate employees on key self-care techniques that can help control health care costs.
Understand the big picture costs of poor employee health The True Cost of Poor Health is a special report that provides a big-picture perspective on the direct and indirect costs of poor health and the benefits of a healthier workforce.
Since the mid-1990s, an enormous push toward personal empowerment and informed decision making has taken center stage as a means to change behavior and encourage people to better manage disease and subsequent health care costs. In recent years, a tremendous emphasis on self-care has enabled individuals to make well-informed decisions about when to seek care versus when to self-treat, and even how to self-treat, based on proven clinical recommendations.
A published case study of one of Mayo Clinic's clients, Springs Global, confirms the positive impact of a strategic self-care strategy.
Springs Global (formerly Springs Industries) is one of the largest textile companies in the United States. Like many organizations, Springs Global was faced with mushrooming health care costs and recognized that the key to managing costs was to invest in the health of their more than 10,000 employees. To reduce the bottom-line costs of health care, Springs Global recognized the need for a reliable source of self-care information upon which treatment decisions can be made.
Springs Global distributed the Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care, and trained employees on its use and value. The initiative yielded some outstanding results as evidenced by a survey that showed 49 percent of respondents reported that the Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care helped them avoid at least one unnecessary trip to the emergency room, with 9 percent of this group avoiding five or more unnecessary trips to the ER. With the average cost of an ER visit in the U.S. at $360, Springs Global potential cost savings is significant.
According to Frieda Price, occupational nurse manager at Springs Global, “The value of this initiative is clear to all parties involved, and simply makes good business sense.” For more information on Spring Global's self-care program success, request the case study in its entirety.
See for yourself how self-care can help direct people to the appropriate level of care to help control health care costs.
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