Estimating Problems and Potential in Employee Health Management (Part I)
The number of hospitals and integrated systems that are investing in employee health management is increasing all the time. Their investments may be limited to their own employees, in order to control costs and optimize workforce performance, or be focused on EHM as a revenue- or “public relations-”generating service line for other employers. They may be limited to modest amounts and scope, or be a major strategic element. But whatever the application, estimating the size of the EHM “problem” and “potential” is a critical element in planning and managing, as well as evaluating the investments to be made. Part one of a two-part article.