World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy Carolyn Ho, IBI Communications Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how increasingly interconnected the world is and how important immunization is in protecting against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are estimated to prevent two to three million [...]
Japanese employees put in more time at work than perhaps anyone else in the world. The most extreme risk of this phenomena is “karoshi,” literally translated as “death by overwork,” which might account for thousands of deaths per year. A new analysis examines a less extreme toll on both Japanese employees and businesses: lost work [...]
In 2022, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases, revision 11 (ICD-11) will contain a code (QD85 Burn-out) for a syndrome characterized by: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy. Burn-out [...]
This resource is about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and understanding the impact of complex chronic diseases beyond diabetes and hypertension.
It is pretty well known that poor health is related to lost productivity. And the links between unhealthy body weight—particularly obesity—and poor health are stronger still. Although the relationships between obesity, disease, and productivity are complex, combining these two simple ideas gives a pretty straightforward model of how obesity may contribute to more absenteeism and [...]
The Department of Health and Human Services just released its new Physical Activity Guidelines recommending that adults get 150 minutes of activity per week. However, only about half of US adults meet these guidelines. This has implications for business. According to research, over 10% of aggregate health costs are related to not being sufficiently active. [...]
Brian Gifford, IBI’s Director of Research and Analytics, presented research findings at a meeting of the National Headache Foundation’s Corporate Leadership Council, San Diego, on October 12. His talk presented findings from two IBI publications demonstrating the productivity impact of migraine, and providing evidence that businesses performance can benefit from efforts to help employees [...]
As payers for much of the health care provided in the U.S., employers clearly have a stake in how the value of treatments is defined. Considering a formulary management approach that removes medicines with prices that exceed a set threshold (i.e., $100,000), a Health Affairs commentary argues that value is not synonymous with "cost-effectiveness" from [...]