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Unmanaged Diabetes in the Workplace – Higher Worker Absence, Lower Performance

May 26, 2015|

This IBI report features the productivity implications of poorly managed diabetes drawing upon IBI’s 2013 Benchmarking data, prior IBI studies and others’ research. Together these findings suggest that when diabetes is managed well work-disruptive symptoms and events -- such as attendance problems, fatigue-related performance issues and work disability episodes -- are likely to diminish. Value-based [...]

IBI Research: Chronic Health Conditions, Workplace Productivity and Accidents

Feb 27, 2015|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work. The research described in this particular Spotlight is authored or co-authored by an IBI researcher. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright holder. What is the [...]

Diabetes Management and Work-related Outcomes

Oct 24, 2014|

At a consensus conference of the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE/ACE) in Washington, D.C., IBI Executive Vice President Kim Jinnett presented an overview of research that connects investments in health to work outcomes – with a specific emphasis on the productivity implications of diabetes management. Her slide presentation is now available as an annotated [...]

The High Costs of Low Prevalence Diseases – Evidence from IBI’s 2013 Benchmarking Data

Sep 17, 2014|

The Issue: When it comes to managing workforce health and productivity, employers typically focus on costly, high-prevalence conditions such as low back pain, depression and obesity. However, less common diseases can still take their toll through wage replacement and lost productivity costs when cases end up in the disability system. Evidence: To demonstrate this [...]

IBI Research: Productivity Costs of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Aug 13, 2014|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work. The research described in this particular Spotlight is authored or co-authored by an IBI researcher. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright holder. What is the [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Quality of Working Life Issues of Employees with a Chronic Physical Disease:

Jul 15, 2014|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright [...]

Capitol Hill Chronic Disease Briefing

Jul 9, 2014|

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing on June 26th, 2014 about the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce. According to a modeling tool developed by the Integrated Benefits Institute [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Absence and Return-to-Work among Employees with Back Pain

May 15, 2014|

Spotlight on article published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright [...]

Chronic Disease Profile: Cancer

Mar 21, 2014|

A growing recognition of the impact of workforce health on business performance has increased interest in workplace interventions and management strategies for chronic health conditions. In support of this broadened value proposition, IBI is drawing on a variety of information sources to publish a series of “disease profiles” for employers and their benefits partners. The [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Timing and the Cost-Effectiveness of Back Pain RTW Interventions

Oct 21, 2013|

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