SCIO, Walgreens partnership makes ROI picture even clearer for big employers

SCIO Health Analytics and Walgreens have teamed up to help employers gain maximum return on investment through worksite health centers. Through the partnership, SCIO will provide actionable data and reporting to demonstrate the value and impact of worksite health centers, while giving Walgreens’ clients areas of opportunity to further improve employee health and reduce costs.

More and more, companies like BMW and United Airlines get it, and there is growing belief that as the clock ticks down to 2014 and full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even more employers will get it. In the meantime, projects like this that help provide outcome reporting will help make the ROI picture even clearer for big employers who still might be on the fence.

Those Take Care worksite clinic patients are part of the Walgreens universe — where is your brand's messaging in the minds of those patients?

Expect a lot of growth in worksite clinics in the years to come.

In fact, Tower Watson’s 2012 survey of employers that have established or are planning to establish onsite health centers found that, overall, both employers and employees throughout the organization continue to view centers positively.

The survey also found that most companies establish an onsite health center to enhance worker productivity (62%). And most employers (62%) said a key reason they keep their centers open is improved employee productivity that comes from eliminating visits to offsite medical providers. Another important reason for establishing a center, according to the survey, is cost reduction, including lower cost per service performed, improved health outcomes, reversal of health risk, and fewer ER visits and hospitalizations.

The online survey, which took place from May 3 to May 25, had 74 respondents representing 1.7 million employees and operating in a variety of industry sectors.

 

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