The health system aims to address health care costs, employee health
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#corporatewellness–Minneapolis-based health system Fairview
Health Services is bringing its health care expertise directly to
employers through a new portfolio of workplace health and wellness
services. Developed in partnership with top local employers, Fairview
Employer Solutions aims to help organizations manage escalating health
care costs and improve their employees’ health and productivity.
“Demand is growing for access to care in new and convenient ways. We’re
thinking beyond our large network of hospitals and clinics about how we
can deliver health care directly to workplaces,” said Rene’
Coult-Calendine, Fairview’s vice president of market and product
development. “Minnesota employees are our patients, so we’ve heard
directly from the source the kinds of services they want and how they
want them. Now we’re using that insight to help employers offer
in-demand, cost-effective services to their employees.”
Employer Solutions’ customizable offerings include onsite clinics, a
virtual care platform, employee assistance programs, customized sleep
health services, and comprehensive one-day executive physicals through
University of Minnesota Health. Fairview plans to roll out additional
services to employers in the coming months.
“Our goal is to give companies the tools to help their employees lead
healthier lifestyles and reduce their health risks,” said
Coult-Calendine. “When we remove barriers to care and make it easy,
affordable and convenient for employees to manage their health, we lower
costs for everyone involved.”
Large employers expect to pay nearly $10,000 per employee for health
insurance benefits in 2018—a 5 percent increase over last year—according
to a study by National Business Group on Health. Recognizing that
addressing health care costs is a critical need, Fairview saw an
opportunity to leverage its own insights and experiences as both a large
employer and health care provider to help other employers.
Workplace health and wellness programs such as those offered through
Fairview Employer Solutions can also be a powerful tool in creating,
recruiting and retaining a more engaged and productive workforce—which
can further impact an employer’s bottom line.
Fairview developed Employer Solutions in partnership with leading local
employers, including locally based Fortune 500 companies.
“We’re listening to what employers want, what our patients want and what
our own employees want, and that’s really how this portfolio of services
came together,” said Coult-Calendine. “Employers today are looking for
credibility in the health care services they offer their employees, and
as a trusted comprehensive health system, that’s what Fairview
offers—expertise, experience and high-quality care.”
About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org)
is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit health system driven to heal, discover
and educate for longer, healthier lives. Founded in 1906, Fairview
provides exceptional care to patients and communities as one of the most
comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in Minnesota.
Through a close relationship with the University of Minnesota, Fairview
offers access to breakthrough medical research and specialty expertise
as part of a continuum of care that reaches all ages and health needs.
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