Data confirms 49% employee engagement and 36% decrease in medical spend
A recent case study completed by population health consulting firm Vital Incite titled, Employee Wellness Center Delivers Exceptional Outcomes for School System, validates strong data outcomes supporting the Lifestyle Medicine approach.
The case study based on the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) Wellness Center which is led by a provider certified in Lifestyle Medicine, reports 49 percent engagement of the employee population and an average cost decrease of 36 percent for individuals who are engaged in the Wellness Center, even with attributing the cost of the clinic to those utilizing the service.
“The results were some of the best we have seen in the country,” said Vital Incite President, Mary Delaney. “The Center ranked near the top in nearly every category. We are confident this is driven by the provider’s Lifestyle Medicine certification and holistic philosophy.”
To read the entire case study, click here.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is the evidence-based therapeutic approach to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Comprehensive lifestyle interventions (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social support, and environmental exposures) address underlying disease risks, thereby decreasing illness burden and improving clinical outcomes within value-based medicine. Lifestyle medicine should be seen as a core competency for preventive and primary care medicine.
Vital Incite to Present at Lifestyle Medicine 2018 Conference
Delaney will also be a part of two sessions at Lifestyle Medicine 2018, October 21-24, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. This year’s “Real Health Care Reform” theme, is designed to educate, equip and empower a galvanized force of change-agent physicians, allied health professionals and healthcare executives who understand that lifestyle medicine is the necessary foundation of true healthcare reform.
Delaney will be a part of the following sessions:
Healthcare-Ripe for Disruption
Sunday, October 21 from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Delaney will serve as moderator of this panel discussion of leaders from different areas of the healthcare delivery model.
Evidence-Based Plan Design for Employers
Tuesday, October 23 from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Delaney will explain further in this presentation how when the purchaser understands the inefficiency of not being proactive to reduce the incidence of chronic conditions, the demand for preventative and lifestyle medicine increases.
“It will be a privilege to present and collaborate with other healthcare professionals pursuing real change in healthcare,” said Delaney. “In our case study, we have seen the possible outcomes when employers pursue and embrace Lifestyle Medicine changes in their employee populations.”
About Mary Delaney
Delaney is currently the President of Vital Incite. Delaney and the Vital Incite team manage population health programs throughout the U.S., from Alaska to Florida, providing strategies covering more than 180,000 employee lives. Before founding Vital Incite in 2013, Delaney spent more than 20 years on the provider side of the healthcare industry. She has the unique ability to see the big picture in healthcare and develop outside-the-box strategies and solutions.
About Vital Incite
Since 2013, Vital Incite has been a population health consulting company with a mission to uncover medical spend waste and help employers strategically develop programs to improve employee health. To learn more or request a demo, go to www.VitalIncite.com.
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