Baptist Memorial launches program to help employers care for workers

Baptist Memorial Health Care recently introduced an employer-based well-being program to help companies prevent and manage chronic illness.

BestHealth by Baptist uses multiple data sources, such as claims data, health risk assessments and biometric screenings, the Memphis, Tenn.-based health system said in an April 25 news release. It aims to provide companies with greater understanding regarding the cost drivers for health plans and the health issues, factors and trends affecting their workers.

Among the program's offerings are individualized lifestyle and behavior-change coaching in areas such as diabetes management, weight loss, physical activity, nutritional improvement, resilience, stress management and tobacco cessation.

Overall, the goal with the program is "to promote primary care, implement proven interventions to reduce risk of chronic illness, and reduce emergency department visits that can spike the cost of healthcare," Baptist Memorial Health Care said. "This comprehensive strategy has been proven to improve the health of a company's workforce while helping contain the rising costs of employee health benefits."

Baptist Memorial Health Care is a nonprofit health system with more than 19,000 employees.  The organization comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by Baptist Health Sciences University, formerly Baptist College of Health Sciences. 

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