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IHPM and HealthMedia Announce Industry's First Behavioral Health Workplace Center for Employers
Date:4/1/2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) announces the industry's first Behavioral Health Workplace Center for employers with founding sponsor HealthMedia, the global leader in scalable behavior change interventions with demonstrable outcomes. Employers are now paying attention to this critical issue, as research shows that:

-- Behavioral health conditions account for nearly 8% of all healthcare

dollars spent, and result in $105 billion in lost work performance

annually

-- Depression is associated with 27.2 annual lost workdays per worker

-- Workers with depression reported significantly more total health-

related lost productive time than those without depression (5.6

hrs/week vs. 1.5 hrs/week)

-- Those with severe insomnia miss work twice as often as good sleepers

-- The annual cost for absenteeism per worker with insomnia is $4800

IHPM's Workplace Center for Behavioral Health will serve as the leading source of credible, usable information for employers on a full range of behavioral health issues, including identifying conditions and their co- morbidities, engaging employees in diagnosis and treatment, and measuring both healthcare and workplace productivity costs and outcomes.

The Workplace Center will have an Advisory Board consisting of leading employers as well as academic and consultant experts and behavioral health solutions providers committed to participating in workplace research and initiatives. In addition to founding sponsor HealthMedia, these companies include the Behavioral Health division of the Aetna Life Insurance Company and Corphealth.

"The impact of behavioral health issues on employee productivity and total health-related costs is staggering," said IHPM President Sean Sullivan. "The Workplace Center is committed to identifying and sharing innovative, integrated solutions to behavioral health problems through its research and demonstration initiatives and educational programs focused on the impact and effective treatment of these often-related conditions."

"Our data confirm that conditions such as depression, stress, and insomnia are among the top drivers of productivity impairment, so we are proud to help IHPM move forward with this important initiative," said Ted Dacko, President and CEO of HealthMedia. Dacko cited the following data from a major health plan customer:

-- Those who reported feeling stress very often generated nearly 50% more

medical care visits, while those feeling stress fairly often generated

nearly 30% more care visits than those who were not stressed

-- Those who slept 6 hours or less per night generated 13% more care

visits than those who slept 7 hours per night

-- Those who reported feeling depressed most of the time generated over

22% more care visits than those who were rarely depressed

"The Workplace Center will focus on prevention and early intervention, and be instrumental in leading the industry with best practices in the measurement and treatment of behavioral health issues in the workplace," added Dacko.

In addition to depression, stress, and insomnia, the Workplace Center will focus on conditions such as alcohol and substance abuse, binge eating and other eating disorders, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

About IHPM

The Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) is a global enterprise founded in 1997 to establish the full value of employee health and maximize its impact on business performance. It does this by helping employers identify the total cost impact of employee illness on business performance; choose the best opportunities to reduce that impact and improve performance; and measure the success of their efforts. http://www.ihpm.org .

About HealthMedia, Inc.

HealthMedia, Inc. is the global leader in scalable behavior change interventions with outcomes. HealthMedia's proven outcomes increase compliance, reduce medical utilization, and increase productivity- boosting profitability for health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and behavioral health organizations. A fusion of their own unique technology and proven behavioral science, HealthMedia delivers individually tailored behavior change interventions for health and wellness, disease management, behavioral health, and medication compliance. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, UPS, Cleveland Clinic, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, and eight Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations across the United States. HealthMedia partners include APS Healthcare, Corphealth, Health Dialog, Wellsource, and SHPS. For more information visit http://www.healthmedia.com.


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