<0> Aegis Health GroupCarol Stevenson818-597-8453, x-3 </0>
Consumer engagement is essential to combating the growing burden chronic illness is causing for American businesses and the healthcare industry. To support hospitals’ and employers’ efforts to improve population health and lower costs, has launched , an online population health portal designed to identify and address employees’ hidden health risks before they turn into a crisis.
For nearly 25 years Aegis Health Group has helped hospitals establish partnerships with local communities and employers in a way that improves an individual’s health, matches them with appropriate health interventions offered by the healthcare provider, and drives market share. OneCommunity leverages technology to get participants more involved in monitoring their personal health risks, accessing resources available through their local health system, and earning health insurance discounts and other incentives offered by their employer.
OneCommunity is a password-protected, online portal that includes:
“Worksite wellness programs are gaining popularity as more employers look for ways to reduce costs associated with poor employee health; but the challenge has been how to keep employees informed, engaged and committed to better health,” said Pearson Talbert, president and chief executive officer of Aegis Health Group. “With OneCommunity not only are employees more deeply engaged in the wellness program, hospitals have an opportunity to build affinity with local consumers; and employers can track workforce progress toward health goals leading to lower health insurance costs.”
OneCommunity can be customized to meet the specific needs of each hospital and worksite. Mazak Corporation, a machine-tool manufacturer in Florence, Kentucky, was one of the first companies to use OneCommunity through its workforce health partnership with The Christ Hospital in nearby Cincinnati. The company says that the population health portal offers useful scheduling, management and administrative capabilities. “So much of what we previously had to do manually to administer our workforce wellness initiative is now automated through OneCommunity, which is a tremendous time saver,” said Mazak’s Linda Strange. “Our employees appreciate that the personal health assessment only takes a few minutes to complete, and all of the information in OneCommunity is tailored to their individual needs.”
More information about OneCommunity is available at .
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective business development strategies for nearly 25 years. Its strategic solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of local consumers within the community they serve. Complementing thisAegis’ data-driven strategy creates strategic alignment between hospitals and their medical staff to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care and quality, and ensure timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at or on their blog at .