November 15th, 2012

The bottom line.  It's what we all want to know.  And the evaluation of a successful health and wellness program is no exception.  Employers want to know – how much is it going to cost and how much of our investment will we get back? Realizing the significance of the bottom line, RedBrick Health is thrilled at the results of a just completed Financial Impact Study proving our program delivers a 3.8 to 1 return on investment for our clients in just two years.  In hard dollars, our solution generates $612 in total per participant savings per year ($325 health care cost reductions and $287 in workplace productivity savings) – a 3.8 dollar return for every one dollar invested.  And […]

A friend of mine was telling me all about his new water bill. He lives in a township that historically assessed each household a uniform, cross-community water utility charge. The size of your house, yard, family, whether or not you owned a swimming pool or an exotic fish collection – none of it factored into the assessment. The entire community water tab was divvied evenly residence by residence. Now things are different. The township spent the winter installing water meters into every residence. They can now bill individual home owners for the actual amount of water their household consumes. A common practice elsewhere and no different from the construct for how they pay for their other utilities, but this community initially reacted […]

November 1st, 2012

Our purpose at the Health Innovation Blog is to spread awareness of innovations that advance personal and population health and discuss new approaches to old problems for getting and keeping people healthy and productive. But perhaps nothing is more vital to personal and population health than the physical safety of ourselves, our families, and our communities, and our emotional well-being in the face of a disaster. Right now, millions of people are facing serious challenges – directly or indirectly – as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Millions of others are wondering what they can do to help. So we tapped the experiences of a RedBrick Health employee and Health Innovation Blog contributor, Dave Glad, who also serves in a leadership […]

November 2012
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