Alberta Blue Cross to reward wellness
Alberta Blue Cross has launched a program that promotes wellness by rewarding its customers for living healthy lives. It allows Alberta Blue Cross plan members to complete health risk assessments and learning modules that deal with health issues such as high blood pressure, alcohol consumption, diet, and mental health. As they […]
App makers, retailers offer incentives for reaching health goals
Nexercise, Pact and AchieveMint are a few of the dozens of mobile apps meant to reward those who accomplish their fitness goals with cash, gift cards, coupons and more.
Retailers like Walgreens, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sears are also getting in on the action. Each store offers an […]
Warren County uses billboards, cash reward to fight heroin epidemic
A new billboard offers cold, hard cash in the name of catching heroin traffickers.
The billboard along State Route 48 encourages tips and text messages to combat the still-growing epidemic.
Lawmakers, health dept. look for ways to cut Medicaid without eliminating services
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and Sen. Pete Kelly discussed bills to trim Medicaid costs statewide and take advantage of federal reimbursement.
Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid reform bill — Senate Bill 78 — and Kelly’s Senate Bill 74, both emphasize […]
No more reward points for B.C. pharmacy customers, courts rule
BC Court of Appeal overturned a previous ruling that allowed pharmacists to issue loyalty points for customers. The College of Pharmacists of BC had long been fighting to prevent companies like Sobeys, which owns Canada Safeway, and Shoppers Drug Mart from issuing loyalty points for pharmacy purchases. […]Read more
DOCTORS ARE BEING PAID TO KEEP PATIENTS HEALTHY INSTEAD OF ONLY WHEN THEY ARE SICK
Discovery Health has decided to pay doctors more for having healthier diabetic patients whose condition is managed so that they do not develop complications that need treatment in hospital.
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg said: “Discovery Health is reimbursing some doctors based […]Read more
RedBrick Health Announces Results of National Employer Survey on Health EngagementOverall, the 2015 National Employer Survey on Health Engagement found that employers are offering more program elements and setting higher expectations around what engagement means. Several findings from this research are highlighted below:
Program goals have grown up since 2010. A higher proportion of respondents in […]Read more
Ford launches health app challenge for wellness on the road
Ford Motor Co. and Henry Ford Health System have launched the Connected Health App Challenge that will reward employees who develop smartphone apps, wearable devices or in-vehicle systems to extend healthcare to the confines of a car. The ideal designs will increase communication between patients and providers […]
The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is studying the possibility of giving incentives to local government units (LGUs) that record no revelry-related injuries in welcoming the New Year, to encourage them to step up their campaigns against firecrackers.
To push local government units to scale up the campaign against the sale and use of firecrackers, Garin said […]
Health workers in impoverished, mountainous provinces in northern Viet Nam have been earning higher salaries from an experimental pay-for-performance model that aims to enhance the performance of community health centres (CHCs) and well-being of area residents.
The model, called performance-based financing (PBF), creates incentives for health workers in order to enhance the productivity, scope and quality […]