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Medical Consumerism

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Self-Care Program Case Study #3: Travel Right

Case Study #3: The Case of Travel Right focuses on a large travel agency that provides hospitality services across the globe. With 300 employees and a large call center, this company implemented an effective medical self-care program in three simple phases. The program was implemented before offering a Consumer Driven Health Plan for the first time and served as a critical educational piece to help Travel Right’s employees become more informed health consumers.

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Self-Care Case Study #2: A Beverage Company

Case Study #2: The Case of a Beverage Company focuses on a large beverage manufacturing company and how they implemented a medical self-care program that delivered self-care training to nearly every employee. Outlined here are the self-care program specifics that were used, including: the chosen incentives, employee education, and programming details that sustained the 12-month campaign.

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Self-Care Case Study #1: The Case of the Company

Case Study #1: The Case of the Company focuses on one of the largest financial institutions in the Midwest and their implementation of a medical self-care program. Their program effectively improved employee health and well-being, while saving The Company a significant amount in unnecessary health care costs. This organization’s story paints a comprehensive picture of how to build an effective medical self-care program in three simple phases.

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Dr. Donnica Moore: Crucial Conversations: How to Talk with Your Doc

The latest WELCOA Expert Interview, Crucial Conversations: How To Talk With Your Doc, provides you and your employees with important tips about communicating effectively with a health care provider. Dr. Donnica Moore, a physician educator—and highly regarded women’s health expert and media commentator—offers first-hand advice for how patients can build a rapport with their doctors to make their visits more successful. Dr. Donnica encourages patients to keep track of their own health information and to not be afraid of asking questions during a health care visit.

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Self-Care Essentials Checklist: Understanding a Recommendation for Surgery

Every year, more than 15 million Americans have surgery. However, some 7.5 million medical and surgery procedures performed every year are considered to be medically unnecessary, as noted in John Hammergren’s book, “Skin in the Game.” So, it’s important to help your employees evaluate their options. Armed with the right information, your employees can get the safest care possible and avoid complications or medical errors.

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Self-Care Essentials Checklist: Understanding a Recent Diagnosis

Your clinician just gave you a diagnosis that could change your life. Now you need to learn more about your condition and talk to your clinician about how it can be treated. Remember, quality health care is a team effort. You have an important role to play to make sure you receive the best care possible. So, get involved in your health care. Talk to your clinician. Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their clinicians receive better care and are happier with the care they receive.

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Quick Tips: Finding a Good Doctor

Finding a doctor might seem like an easy thing for your employees to do. However, finding a physician who provides high-quality care and who meets your employee’s needs isn’t—and shouldn’t be—a snap decision for them. It’s extremely important that your employees have a primary doctor who they feel communicates well and is willing to be a partner in decisions about their health.

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Personal Health Record

A Personal Health Record can help your employees save time and money and improve the quality of care they get.

Personal health records (PHRs) are confidential, easy-to-use tools that can help your employees manage their personal health information such as medical records and family history. PHRs are an easy way to keep all health information—like physician and hospital visits, allergies, or a list of medicines—all in one place.

Having a PHR can help your employees provide more complete information to their health care providers or family members. With all of their health information in one place, your employees may be able to avoid unnecessary procedures or tests and provide critical information about their health in a medical emergency.

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Dr. Don Powell: Medical Self-Care 101 – How to Build Successful Self-Care Programs

In the first of a two-part WELCOA interview series, Dr. Don Powell, president and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, addresses the components of a successful medical self-care program and the impact it can have on your wellness initiatives. Dr. Powell lays out the building blocks for effectively implementing a medical self-care program in your organization. This is a must-have resource for practitioners looking to make a substantial impact on the health of employees and contain company health care costs.

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Dr. Don Powell: Medical Self-Care – Dollars & Sense

In Medical Self-Care: Dollars and Sense, Dr. Don Powell discusses how medical self-care initiatives can protect the health of your employees and generate significant ROI for your organization’s wellness programs. In addition to sharing examples of companies that have successfully generated ROI or have developed best-in-class initiatives, Dr. Powell suggests strategies for investing in and evaluating a medical self-care initiative in your organization.

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