Smart guide to improving the outcomes of a wellness program

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With various types of wellness programs available, it can be challenging to provide employees with a program that works. What does a “working” wellness program look like? First and foremost, a wellness program should result in participants experiencing better health outcomes. And with better health outcomes, healthcare costs may drop—both for the company and its employees.

Once the program goals are clear, you’ll need to measure outcomes. Our suggestion? Add a digital health component. When employees are equipped with digital health tools, they can easily record, monitor, and analyze progress toward their health goals.

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The benefits of longitudinal data

Collecting and analyzing data over time can benefit patients, providers, and population health

Data is one of the best tools to aid in the fight against chronic disease. Six out of ten American adults live with a chronic disease[1], making it imperative to analyze the health data of this population in order to help them achieve better outcomes.  This is where various types of data collected over time, also known as longitudinal data, can make a meaningful difference.

Using a digital health solution can enable at-risk populations to track their health vitals at home. Tracking vitals at home not only enables people to take control of their own health outside of the clinic, it can also give providers better insight into their patients’ health. When more health data becomes available to providers, they can make better decisions for not just their patients but for larger populations.

Milliman HealthIO longitudinal data infographic

[1] Chronic diseases in America. (2021, January 12). Retrieved November 17, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/chronic-diseases.htm

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