Paul KeckIey recently published a fascinating article in the Keckley Report. In it, he explores how Americans have recognized the importance of wellness and ‘healthiness’ (and contrasts it against their disappointment in the reactive system of healthcare that’s in place). Yet in spite of this awareness, Keckley notes that American wellness is actually on the decline: “In the... Read more
In tight labor markets, studies show that job satisfaction is critical when it comes to employee retention. However, it’s not an easy thing to measure, since job satisfaction lies in the “eye of the beholder.” Nonetheless, it’s smart to try. In our own employee surveys, we’ve found that it’s the answers to indirect questions that provide the most... Read more
We at SentryHealth are thrilled to see our CEO, Alice Shade, named a 2018 Emerging Entrepreneur by the Kentucky Chamber. Alice is an incredible leader who inspires us each to do our best for our clients and their employees as we help them along their journey to better health. Congratulations Alice!!!
In a new survey of 126 employers of all sizes in virtually every industry, nearly 60% of employers estimate that up to 25% of their healthcare spend is wasted. Hmm, so it’s not just your imagination – there really is a problem. And it’s a big one costing employers $750 billion each year. What’s driving it? The survey suggests inappropriate treatments,... Read more
It’s an incredibly tight labor market, and getting harder than ever to find the right people. Good employees are invaluable; losing a great one is excruciating. So now when it comes to employee benefits, it’s not just about cost anymore. It’s about strategically using benefits to attract and keep the people you need. Has your benefits strategy... Read more
Did you know that studies estimate over 25 percent of ED visits could have been handled in an acute/primary care setting such as an employee health clinic – and at a far lower cost? High cost is only one of the problems associated with an unnecessary trip to the ED. Two additional problems are that... Read more
In a landmark study of 600,000 employees at seven employers, the Rand Corporation developed three critical insights about corporate wellness programs. If it’s your job to maximize the value of your employee health investment, you’ll definitely want to keep them in mind. ROI from chronic disease (diabetes, hypertension, COPD, etc.) management programs comes at a much faster rate than from lifestyle management programs:... Read more
The news has been shocking lately. Suicide rates in nearly all 50 states have increased substantially over the past two decades – by as much as 30 percent. Depression is the underlying cause (taken to the extreme), but depression also impacts productivity and absenteeism. Have you considered the cost of untreated behavioral health issues to your employees and your organization? It’s worth some thought. Let’s... Read more