Press Release: The AHA Exclusively Endorses Workplace Wellness from Interactive Health
(April 9, 2013)
Chicago, IL – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Workplace Wellness from Interactive Health. Workplace Wellness solutions feature Healthy Triumph, Interactive Health’s outcomes-based wellness program. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and care organizations achieve operational excellence. The wellness solution developed by Interactive Health was selected for endorsement following a proprietary due diligence process that identified them as a leader in providing proactive health management services that help hospitals improve employee health and productivity and reduce medical costs.
Encouraging Hospital Employees to Be Their Healthiest
As employers, hospitals are challenged with maximizing employee health plan benefits while minimizing health-related absenteeism. Healthy Triumph is an outcomes-based, personalized wellness program that enables hospitals to improve employee health, manage costs and increase productivity without adding to internal staff workloads or requiring additional tools and technologies.
“Fostering a culture of health within the health care organization is critical not only for it to maintain operational excellence, but also to provide a model of healthy living for its community,” said Anthony J. Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. “Through proven, successful results, Interactive Health has demonstrated its commitment to helping hospitals improve both employee health and the bottom line.”
A multi-year, independent study by Zoe Consulting, Inc. found:
- Employers using Healthy Triumph had an average medical cost trend of only 5.9 percent compared to 12 percent for employers not using the program
- Employers had a 20 percent lower medical spend compared to employers not using the program
- Eighty-five percent of participants maintained or reduced their personal health score
- Participants returned to work 11 days sooner following a workers’ compensations incident and 17 days sooner from short-term disability
“We are honored to be endorsed by the American Hospital Association,” said Joseph O’Brien, President and CEO of Interactive Health. “Hospitals, similar to all employers, are searching for creative ways to help their employees live healthier lifestyles. Our program focuses on early detection of health risks, while enabling hospitals to reward their employees for proactive health management. The personalized wellness programs will help hospital staff create a culture of health for their employees and provide models that promote wellness and healthy living within the communities and businesses they serve.”
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include more than 5000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of the AHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the health care field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making, and convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.
AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.
About Interactive Health
Interactive Health is the leading provider of outcomes-based health management solutions designed to engage employees in the management of their health through early detection and identification of risk factors. Through Smart Testing and a personalized health risk assessment, a proven, scientific methodology is applied to detect health risk at the earliest possible stage. If health issues are detected, Interactive Health immediately intervenes to engage individuals with a personalized course of action. A unique achievable goal is assigned to each participant based on individual results and outcomes are measured using Interactive Health’s proprietary Health Index. Interactive Health has a 20-year track record of creating the Healthiest Companies in America.