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Current Research Topics

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Best Practices – Strategy Models and Concepts
Updates – More Best Practice Considerations
Health Costs – Controllable Opportunities
Supporting Logic & Evidence
Alerts & Cautions
Innovations – R&D In Progress
Selected Case Studies – ROIs & Other Results
Links to Other Research Sources
FAQs

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HPN offers open access to some research and planning documents in this section for free.

Of the titles listed below, many are available to download now. Others may be provided during consulting, research, projects and other support services.

These documents are for all leaders involved in planning and decision-making regarding population health risk management and loss control spanning prevention and wellbeing, disease/condition management, early detection, use and quality of health care, incentive and benefit design, health and benefit cost management, and other related components.

Best Practices – Strategy Models & Concepts

  • Health Risk Management and Loss Control (12pp)
  • Integrated Strategy Funnel (model)
  • Benefit Plan Dynamics (model)
  • Core Competencies Matrix
  • Core Competency Training & Mass Risk Management (2 pp)
  • The Evolution From Wellness to Human Capital Management (ppt movie)

Updates - More Best Practice Considerations

  • Effectiveness of Selected Interventions (1p)
  • How Strategy Mix, Design and Methods Affect Results (table, 1p)
  • Accelerating and Improving Results via Mass Core Training (1p)
  • Early Detection Screenings, HRAs & Training (3pp)
  • Schools/Academic Worksites & Strategy Implications

Health Costs – Controllable Opportunities

  • Realities of Cost-Saving Opportunities (table, 1p)
  • Benefits by Employee, Family, Employer and Health Plan (table, 1p)
  • Rising Costs: Better Control Is Possible (1p)
  • Health Care Problems Carry $1700 per Employee Price Tag (MBGH, 2pp)
  • Reducing the Costs of Poor Quality Care (MBGH, 90pp)
  • Projected ROIs on 1,000 employees (1p)

Supporting Logic & Evidence

  • Big Picture – All Primary Strategy Components
  • Medical Self-Care
  • Early Detection Training
  • Newsletters
  • Early Detection Screenings

Alerts & Cautions

Innovations – R&D In Progress

  • Radical Benefit Plan Design for 2006 and Beyond
  • Updated Slides: Reengineering Health Benefit Plans to Improve Health Care and the Cost and Quality of Human Assets

Selected Case Studies – ROIs & Other Results

  1. By Type Study or Strategy Component
    • Medical Self-Care
    • Early Detection Training
    • Early Detection Screenings
    • Health Improvement/Benchmark Planning Studies
    • Health Cost Trends
  2. By Organization
    • AFSCME Council 31
    • Culver Academy
    • Provena Health
    • Elkay
    • International Truck and Engine
    • Newell Rubbermaid
    • WEAT
    • Midwest HMO – 6 employees

Links to Other Research Sources

FAQs

  • Health Screening Details
  • Strategy Costs
  • Vital Questions for Health Plan RFPs
  • Incentives