"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).
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. '/>"/>
|SOURCE HealthMedia, Inc.|
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