Health Coaching Trends in 2009: Banking on Behavior Change

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

A healthy majority of healthcare organizations — 63.4 percent — offer health coaching programs to their populations with the goal of reversing unhealthy behaviors and reducing the economic and clinical burden of chronic illness, according to a new survey conducted by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

The downloadable executive summary for Health Coaching in 2009: Banking on Behavior Change highlights responses from 212 health plans, hospitals, physician practices and others on key aspects of health and wellness coaching, including the number one lifestyle factor targeted by health coaching interventions in 2009; average monthly case loads for health coaches; key coaching candidate identification methods; top tool for measuring patient satisfaction and improvement; Health IT that is transforming health coaching; Which organizations are measuring ROI from health coaching; and much more.

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