Launching An Employee Wellness Program

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Imagine this: it’s the end of a long week and the CXO pulls you aside and says, “Let’s launch an employee wellness program. Research some vendor options and let’s discuss on Monday.” No problem. There are literally thousands of corporate wellness vendors in US, so you should be able to find a suitable option with little trouble. Right? Wrong as can be.

Why Health Risk Assessments Don't Deliver

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) have been a core component of corporate wellness programs for more than 20 years, despite growing evidence that they fail to achieve the outcomes that they are purported to deliver.

How Important Is Fitness Tracking?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

By Greg Vachon, MD, MPH

Digital Self-Tracking: Why Aren’t We All Doing It?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Digital self-tracking is nifty. It’s cool. But what about when it is applied it to corporate wellness? Even if you give it away for free with optimal software, the uptake will be well under 50% and meaningful use after several months will be in the single digits. This should not come as a shock. We lead busy lives and digital self-tracking is yet another thing to do. Unless an individual’s personality and style already include diary entries and a love for timesheets, the likelihood of filling out digital tracking information is near zero over time.

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