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Doctors Support Efforts of Employers and Health Plans to Improve Health of Patients
Date:3/15/2010

ontrol, smoking cessation and healthier cafeteria food that don't invade privacy or practice medicine; and working directly with local chapters of primary care specialty societies to seek input and promote employer programs – not just health plan programs

"An increasing number of physicians understand that employers can be supportive in impacting employee health," said Jan Berger, MD, president of Health Intelligence Partners and medical director for MBGH. "That being said they do believe that any support given be coordinated with physician activity and that there be active communication between the employee, employer and the physician. This request is reasonable as it assures appropriate use of health resources and diminishes confusion. Communication is the foundation of good health."

The online survey, which was sponsored through funding from sanofi-aventis, was sent to over 1,000 physicians nationwide by cooperating medical associations, health plans and medical centers. More than 200 physicians participated in the survey.

MBGH has been active for several years in helping employers understand and address chronic diseases in their workforce populations. Employers are increasingly offering worksite programs and incentives to their diab
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