According to Eat Right America:
“The CDC estimates 86% of America’s workforce is either overweight or suffers from at least one diet-related condition such as hypertension, high cholesterol, migraines, allergies, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or osteoporosis. In fact, 23% of employees have three or more such conditions. These people drive 68% of lost productivity, and therefore must become a primary target for corporations.”
"Corporate Wellness." Eat Right America. ERA, 2013. Web.
Most common health conditions related to cardiovascular and diabetes are a focus for Corporate America. The Med World Live portal provides a vehicle to prevent these diet-related conditions. By viewing healthy step-by-step cooking or instructional videos with supporting nutritional documentation including recipes and grocery lists, employees are encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle. Ongoing Corporate health assessments provide analytics to understand employee health insurance costs.
“What you may not know is that the Affordable Care Act directly confronts this crisis in a number of ways - beginning with empowering employers to battle obesity by allowing them to charge obese employees 30 to 50 percent more in what they contribute toward their health insurance benefit should an employee refuse to participate in a qualified wellness program designed to help them lose weight. How serious is the problem? Obesity has risen a full 34% since 1960 while morbid obesity is up sixfold.”
“Costs Americans More In HealthCare Spending Than Smoking.” www.forbes.com, 2012, Web.
“Workers across Charlotte are starting to find out what their health benefit plans are going to look like next year-and the results won’t always be pleasant. Overall costs are continuing to rise, with double-digit percentage increases in many cases. Health care inflation and new provisions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul are the reason, human resources consultants say. In response, Charlotte’s largest employers are beefing up wellness programs that give workers the chance to knock down the price of their coverage. Some companies are restricting who is eligible for coverage under their plans.”
“Health costs rise, wellness is the word.” The Charlotte Observer, 2013.
Med World Live offers analytics allowing companies to monitor employee and families’ continued health wellness. Companies are able to track who visited the portal, what videos they watched and relate it to employee’s and their families’ health improvement. Over time, our goal is for customers to see a reduction in health insurance premiums.
The Med World Live portal technology seamlessly links to any Learning Management System or outside web platform, providing a smooth transition between educational and visual learning experiences.
Customers with existing video content can house and view all materials through Med World Live’s interactive portal.