Weighing in on Obesity Management and Prevention

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

A number of healthcare organizations are making significant strides in developing programs to address the obesity epidemic. In this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update, you’ll read how the Cleveland Clinic is helping its employees “watch their weight” and how high-risk Indiana Hoosiers are evaluated for readiness to change. What’s the impact of offering these types of programs? Well worth the effort, according to preliminary results from this month’s HIN’s e-survey. Organizations with programs targeted at reducing obesity in their populations are reporting increased patient satisfaction, improved patient outcomes, increased worker productivity and decreased PMPM costs. To hear more about these successes and the challenges to overcome in developing obesity prevention programs, take the survey and receive a free executive summary once the full survey results are compiled.

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