Resources - Archive​ - Blog

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

By Type:

By Topic:

Download and Learn More

Wellsource Blog

  • 3 Ways Stress Can Harm Your Population—And What You Can Do About It

    Stress can be a good. It can motivate you to meet a deadline and boost productivity. It can keep your mind alert and heighten your senses when you perceive danger. Your heart beats rapidly and breathing quickens. This response to a stressful situation might even save your life. You might need that energy boost to get out of the way of an out-of-control car. And that’s good, right? Yet someone who lives in this state day in and day out is far more likely to develop health issues than someone who has the tools to deal with stress. Research has shown that healthcare costs for populations with high-stress levels are 46% higher than for those who are not stressed.

  • How to Choose the Best HRA for Your Population

    Let’s face it. There are dozens of health risk assessment (HRA) vendors out there. Honing in on the perfect fit for your population can be a daunting task. In our forty-plus years in the HRA business, we’ve learned the important questions clients should ask to make their search easier. As great as our HRAs are, they’re not the perfect fit for every organization. These are the kinds of things that we find are important to the people who use our HRAs.

  • HRA Results Don't Have to Be Scary

    Anyone getting results from a medical assessment or test might be nervous—regardless of their age. Seniors are no exception. Fewer than 1 in 5 take advantage of their annual wellness visit (AWV) benefit, which includes a health risk assessment (HRA). Administering the Medicare HRA prior to the AWV is one way population health professionals help reduce some of the anxiety.

  • Which Health Risk Assessment Questions Are the Best Measure of Health?

    If you were to ask a room of people what it meant to be healthy, you’d probably get all sorts of answers. Many would say it means you are not sick. Some would say things about the mental state, while others might focus on measurements like weight and cholesterol levels.

  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Population Healthy from one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

    Offering fair compensation to employees is vital for their overall workplace satisfaction. However, many organizations fail to take mental and physical health into account. If your workforce clients are ready to take their organization from good to great, they’ll need to step it up in the wellness department.

Customer Blogs

Ask Us Anything: We've been writing about population health for 40 years. It's all here.