- 55% reduction in high and moderate health risks from 2010 to 2019
- 5.1% reduction in the average number of health risks from 2017 to 2018
- 12% overall improvement in employees and their spouses’ annual risk status from 2017 to 2018
BP faces a variety of challenges in the structure of its employee health program. Employees are geographically dispersed across the globe, work schedules vary greatly and work environments range from corporate desk jobs to refineries. BP worked with StayWell to develop a national program that meets the needs of ALL employees with a comprehensive program designed with easy-to-use online tracking tools and personalized communications.
CHS was committed to improving employee health, but knew a one-size-fits-all wellness approach wouldn’t work. So they partnered with StayWell to build a program outreach that is customizable for all their different locations. From on-site Wellness Champions and varied communication tools, to health screenings offered closer to employees, CHS leadership now has a workplace that makes healthy lifestyle choices.
On October 2, 2020
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. Share this post with patients and those you care for to encourage continued caution and healthy actions as we navigate the pandemic.
On September 24, 2020
Each five-point increase in hospital rating scores is associated with a 1% increase in net profit margin.1 Better patient experiences often mean better health outcomes. And it’s as good for business as it is for patients, resulting in improved safety, technical quality, length of stay, readmission rates, and scores. And yet another benefit? You’ll likely see improved employee engagement and satisfaction, resulting in reduced turnover.
On September 23, 2020
The health care industry continues to make major advancements that improve patients’ health and lives. Yet health care providers still face an ongoing fundamental challenge: ensuring that patients understand their own medical conditions and treatment plans.
On September 22, 2020
Meet our new brand—Krames—that’s been 40 years in the making. When we decided to rebrand following our acquisition by Internet Brands—parent company to WebMD, Medscape, and other content-driven brands—we quickly realized we didn’t need to reinvent the wheel. Evaluating new brand names for our evolving health care business, we recognized the Krames brand is already synonymous with high-quality, credible patient education that’s been trusted by physicians and clinicians for decades.
On September 8, 2020
It’s an increasingly common sight: as you enter your patient exam rooms, they’re watching news or entertainment videos on their smartphones while they wait. In fact, of Americans, Canadians, and Brits questioned about online video consumption, 87% said they watch online video on a mobile device, with over half doing so via smartphone.1 That’s a whole lot of YouTubers, TikTokers, and Facebook video viewers.
On September 7, 2020
Krames StayWell is proud to partner with the American Lung Association and share this guest blog. Traditionally, as the end of summer draws near, back-to-school hype begins. Parents and children eagerly gather school supplies and prep for a return to the classroom. But this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still looming over us, planning for the 2020-2021 school year has been quite different. Some schools will be open for in-person classes, but many will only open virtually. Still, others may...
On August 17, 2020
When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly can help your lungs work better. It can help get more oxygen into your lungs more easily. It can help prevent lung injury. Lying on your belly is known as the prone position. You may also hear it called “proning.” If you’re in the hospital, the healthcare team may position you to help your lungs. Once you are strong enough, your healthcare team may want you to do these position changes on your own.
On August 13, 2020
The state of California reported greater than 554,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases1, in the first eight months of the pandemic. For Redlands Community Hospital, a 229-bed not-for-profit, stand alone hospital, located midway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, two priorities guided their response to the evolving pandemic.
On August 12, 2020
Krames is proud to partner with the American Lung Association and share this guest blog from lung health experts.
On August 12, 2020
Modern medicine has worked near miracles treating ailments, illnesses, and pain. While the achievements and necessity of medication can’t be overstated, there are also several downsides to the wide availability of pain killers, such as opioids, for pain management.
On July 31, 2020
As humans, we’re wired for fight or flight. That’s why it’s natural to feel an urge to withdraw when facing the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as health care marketers, we can’t let fear override our marketing strategies.
On July 31, 2020
If you or a household member have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the guidelines below for preventing spread of the virus, and managing symptoms.
On July 30, 2020
The United States is seeing spikes in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases since reopening. The CDC and other public health organizations remind us that even though some guidelines are lifted, we should still avoid shaking hands with others and touching our faces. Cancellations continue of some on-campus fall college classes, elective surgeries, sporting events, concerts, and industry conferences. Wherever we look, it’s evident that the COVID-19 pandemic persists in dramatically impacting daily life.
On July 29, 2020
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News. Share this post with patients and those you care for to encourage healthy actions post-lockdown. COVID-19 lockdowns are easing across the U.S., but is it safe to go back to the gym? Or the doctor?
On July 28, 2020
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. This infographic outlines the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, risk factors and methods for prevention. To learn the latest, visit the CDC Coronavirus page.
On July 24, 2020
Telehealth solutions have created a vital bridge connecting patients and providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It’s serving as an alternative for deferred face-to-face visits and enabling specialists to consult in patient encounters, all while reducing risk of exposure to the virus by allowing patients to stay home.
On July 22, 2020
With all the information swirling around about coronavirus, it’s important to understand the facts. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus that causes respiratory illness. It was first found in people in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, and has now been detected in more than 100 locations around the world, including the United States. The latest information can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
On July 22, 2020
No matter who you are or where you live, one topic is dominating all conversations: The coronavirus. In this ever-changing world filled with more questions than answers, here’s what experts know for certain.
On July 22, 2020
Health care providers are looking to telehealth platforms to see patients and deliver care now much more than ever. In fact, only 25% of patients had used telehealth services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but 59% say they’re more likely to use telemedicine than they were previously and 33% would even leave their current physician for a provider who offers it.1 What’s more, the technology could help practices avoid closure as business slows.2
We live in the Information Age, the Age of Technology, and the Age of Personalization. That's why we leverage personalized technology and information to help employees achieve their health and wellness goals and measure their success in real time.
The workplace culture of your company is arguably the most important thing your company has going for it. We’re here to help you make sure your culture is a healthy one.
Better health and well-being should be enough reward. But sometimes employees need added incentive to get moving down that path. We're your experts when it comes to when, how, where to dangle the carrot.
Some employers keep their employees on a need-to-know basis. When it comes to health and well-being, everyone needs to know. Then you can get them engaged and keep them motivated.
Wellness is a way of life. It can also be a great way to work. And the best way to bring wellness to any workforce is to be right there on-site, on the job every day.
How do you get to the goal line? One step at a time. Every step of the way, our coaches are right there with your employees to help them stay motivated and on track to achieve their goals.
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