Improving Overall Employee Wellness Through Telehealth Nicole Nicksic, PhD, MPH Research Lead, IBI The first record of telehealth dates to 1879, when doctors encouraged patients to call in to avoid coming into the office without need. Although telehealth has been around for decades, the nationwide expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted [...]
Attracting and Retaining Women in the Workplace is Key for a Sustainable Future Sera-Leigh Ghouralal Research Associate, IBI “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” is the theme for 2022’s International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Research shows that women in the workplace and greater gender diversity are key components in [...]
20% of Employees Used Telehealth in 2021 and Declined Throughout the Year, According to Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis
Employees who are men, 18-24 years, with high school education or less use telehealth the least Oakland, Calif. - March 7, 2022 - Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was not widely used by patients. Use surged once the pandemic began, as people were discouraged from seeking care in person. However, employers are still concerned [...]
In recent years, workplace health programs (WHPs) have seen an increase in utilization through benefits programs. There has been a shift to a comprehensive approach to better raise the overall health and well-being of the employee so that they can do their best work.
The US population is over 330 million people. 60% of US adults have one chronic disease, and 40% have two or more chronic diseases, running the US annual health care cost of $3.8 trillion. The most common chronic diseases that lead to these high health care costs, death, and disability, are heart disease, cancer, chronic [...]
Employers not measuring critical metrics for success such as absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover Oakland, Calif. - February 15, 2022 - To help employers better understand the current landscape of workplace health programs to encourage the health and well-being of their employees, health and productivity research non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute conducted an analysis of current offerings [...]