(PRWEB) June 29, 2005
Self Well SystemsÂ®, an Employer Health Management program, has developed a cost-effective program for employers to reduce their healthcare expenses while retaining their valued employees who are feeling the increasing financial weight of skyrocketing healthcare costs.
According to the Employment Policy Foundation, in 2003 a typical companyÂs healthcare cost an average of $3.80 per hour for each employee participating in healthcare coverage. By 2004, healthcare premiums increased by over 11%, four times the rate of inflation.
To stem the flow of these costs, many employers have chosen to allow employees to invest in Consumer Driven Health Plans with Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). Almost 50% of employers are using or seriously considering a Consumer Driven Health plan in the near future for their employees.
The most successful companies who currently use consumer health plans are those that actively help their employees make healthy lifestyle and behavioral changes. Self Well Systems Employer Health Management Program provides decision-making tools to help assess and implement these changes.
ÂBy sponsoring an Employer Health Management program like Self Well Systems, a company can help its employees focus on prevention and health improvement, not just reactively treating an illness,Â says Belinda Shover, President of Patient Prognostix Inc. and an industry veteran in the Florida HMO market. ÂOur user-friendly program profiles the health risks of the user into five prognostic categories. With personalized interventions and health target goals, the employee and their physician can better map out a treatment plan suited to oneÂs own personal healthcare needs,Â
The Self Well Systems comprehensive Employer Health Management program consists of:
- An online health risk appraisal (Self Well Assessment)
- A health risk scoring system identifying the employees most pressing health needs (Self Well Index)
- A proactive intervention guide with personalized target goals (Self Well Guide)
- Custom tailored health tracker reports (Self Well Tracker, which includes Action Plans, Appointment Planners, and Medication Managers)
- Multiple interactive tools and reports designed to allow the user to better understand how to navigate the Self Well healthcare system.
Employees using the Self Well Systems Employer Health Management program receive immediate online reports with instructions and suggestions about how they can better manage their health. Companies who use the program receive a quarterly Corporate Report, analyzing the collective health of their workforce and suggestions on where to focus their health and wellness efforts. Better employee health and wellness will also lead to lower healthcare costs, improved employee morale, less absenteeism, and higher productivity.
As Consumer Driven Healthcare expands its reach into the business world, the effectiveness of oneÂs preventive programs will be key in reducing out-of-control health insurance costs. For more information about the Self Well Systems Employer Health Management Program, please visit http://www.SelfWellSystems.com.
About Self Well SystemsÂ®
Self Well Systems was created by Patient Prognostix Inc., a Florida based corporation. It is a user-friendly, personal health management program designed to direct consumers to an intervention driven approach to self-management by giving the user more comprehensive information about their own personal health care status. The instructions and interventions follow commonly accepted clinical practice guidelines from relevant medical organizations and associations. The intent of Self Well Systems is not to supplant the patient/doctor relationship, but to enhance it.
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