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Alere's Dr. Michael Taitel Presents Compelling Evidence at IBI/NBCH Health & Productivity Forum that Wellness Programs Positively Impact Health & Productivity
Date:2/4/2010

ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, employers have suspected that investing in wellness programs is good for business. However, many employers still have difficulty proving that wellness programs are having the desired impact. Michael Taitel, PhD, vice president of the Alere Center for Health Intelligence at Alere Health LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions, will present new and compelling evidence from a study demonstrating that participation in wellness programs does indeed have a positive impact on population health by reducing health risks.  Dr. Taitel's presentation will take place at the IBI/NBCH Health & Productivity Forum February 8-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Forum is hosted annually by the Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Business Coalition on Health. It fosters objective discussion and evaluation of the latest practical approaches to investing in and promoting workforce health and productivity among employers, their supplier-partners and other health and productivity stakeholders.

Taitel's findings are part of a joint presentation he is co-presenting with Alice Villanueva, senior vice president of Human Resources for Alere client John Muir Health, a family of physicians, non-profit hospitals, urgent care centers and other healthcare services. The presentation, "Integrating Medical Claims, Health Risk & Productivity: Results from a Comprehensive Health and Wellness Strategy," will begin with an overview of John Muir Health's claims experience and wellness strategy and continue with a three-year study of John Muir's wellness program impact on medical claims, health risk and productivity.  Taitel will then present an overview of a wellness pa
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