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Companies Not Fully Tapping Potential of Onsite Health Centers
Date:3/19/2008

mance 45%

Less than ideal location 23%

Lack of integration with

health and productivity

programs 19%

Lack of integration with

local medical providers 17%

Lower than expected

utilization 17%

Higher utilization for "self

care" 10%

No challenges indicated 26%

Most companies do not link their data to medical claims (41 percent of recent adopters and 58 percent of early adopters). Nearly one-fifth do not store their data electronically (19 percent of recent adopters and 16 percent of early adopters). Further, only 39 percent of companies integrate disease management programs with their onsite health centers and only 30 percent connect them with a nursing hotline.

"As onsite health center services grow more comprehensive, linking the center with a company's full range of health and productivity initiatives promotes more efficient care management and can create a competitive advantage," said Bell.

Other findings:

-- Preventive services such as immunizations and screenings are the most

common offering among recent adopters of onsite health centers

(81 percent). Mental health counseling is more than three times as

common among early adopters (46 versus 15 percent). Physical therapy

is twice as prevalent among early adopters (44 percent versus 22

percent). However, recent adopters are nearly twice as likely as

early adopters to offer pharmacy benefits (44 percent versus 23

percent).

-- Nearly all (96 percent) of employers make onsite health center

services available to employees e
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SOURCE Watson Wyatt Worldwide
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