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The hospital’s overall objective is to promote “health wellness” for their patients and hospital staff. 

Patient Health Wellness

Diet is an important aspect of patient recovery and future health wellness.  During a hospital stay, patients’ specific dietary needs are met.  After leaving the hospital, many patients struggle to maintain a healthy diet.  Med World Live has the resources necessary to educate patients to eat properly as they recover, improving nutritional habits, and reducing hospital readmissions.  Through Med World Live, a  visual path is created to bridge the gap that occurs from post recovery and long-term wellness.  The program consists of a series of interactive cooking videos containing chef-prepared recipes and food preparations with exact ingredient measurements for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Patients will log in and watch cooking videos specific to their diagnosis, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and pediatrics.  The customer portal includes demonstrations on food preparation as well as grocery lists, recipes, and supplementary nutrition information.

The benefits include:
  • The ability to “standardize” a health and wellness program for patients
  • Reduce marketing costs by eliminating printed materials such as brochures, recipes, nutritional information, etc.
  • Assure that patients follow a customized nutritional plan after leaving the hospital
  • Analytics measure patient Quality Care and provide evidence to insurance providers
  • Create revenue by providing a platform for sponsors to advertise and promote their company and products
The American Physical Therapy Association discusses outpatient wellness and Medicare reimbursement:

“The Medicare program wants to ensure that the services they pay for are of high quality.  As a result, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed quality reporting programs in all practice settings including inpatient rehabilitation, home health, hospitals and outpatient facilities.  In addition, quality reporting is also part of the new innovative models of care such as accountable care organizations.  These programs include mandatory quality measure reporting and are tied to payment adjustments.”  

"Medicare Quality/Pay for Performance." American Physical Therapy Association. APTA, 11 June 2012. Web.

The Med World Live dietary program provides a means to improve Quality Care of outpatients, while increasing hospital reimbursement. 
 

Hospital Staff Health Wellness

A major focus for the Health System is to promote employee health wellness for the purpose of overall hospital cost reduction.  The Med World Live series of cooking videos help educate employees on preparing healthy meals and promote overall wellness resulting in:
  • Improved overall employee productivity and well-being
  • Reduced health insurance premiums
  • Decreased sick leave
Analytics

Med World Live offers analytics allowing companies to monitor employee and patient continued health wellness.  Hospitals are able to track who visited the portal, what videos they watched and relate it to patient and employee health improvement.  A solid knowledge and understanding of data can give management improved insight into their organization’s workings and can lead to measurable improvement in overall performance and health wellness.  Over time, our goal is for customers to see a reduction in health insurance premiums and hospital readmissions.

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.

 

Corporate Health Wellness

Corporate America is investing in employee and families’ health wellness to promote better quality of life.  The Med World Live series of health improvement videos help educate employees and their families on preparing healthy meals and promote overall health wellness resulting in:
  • Decreased sick leave
  • Improved overall employee productivity
  • Monitor employee progress through analytics
  • Reduced health insurance premiums

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.

Analytics:

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.

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