Employers look to balance cost, quality of cancer treatment - BenefitsPRO

April 27, 2016

The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) devoted considerable resources in 2015 to study how employers with self-insured plans approach cancer treatment. Following workshops, interviews with plan managers, and a survey of about 20 self-insured employers, NEBGH said that employers clearly want individuals with cancer to have high quality treatment, but they have yet to develop a clear strategy for managing the cost of that treatment.

Tech and Chronic Disease in POLITICO’s Morning eHealth Newsletter

March 25, 2016

Northeast Business Group on Health is out with a guide for employers interested in digital tools for chronic disease, particularly preventing and managing diabetes. The group lauds the “convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking.”

Employer Group Releases Diabetes Management Guide - Employee Benefit News

March 24, 2016

The NEBGH guide categorizes 25 diabetes tools — many of which are available directly to consumers as apps or online — according to six primary capabilities: group-based health courses with live coaches; integrated glucometer with enhanced communication; scripted algorithm-driven coaching; device data download and display; provider-based care management platform; and individualized live coaching.

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NEBGH Releases Employer Guide to Digital Diabetes Tools

March 22, 2016

Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) has released a guide that it calls “a useful entry point” for employers interested in exploring the use of digital tools for preventing and managing diabetes within their employee populations. The guide cites the ways in which digital tools can make a difference in addressing chronic diseases in general and diabetes in particular – convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking. It also cites digital tools as useful in supporting patients and physicians in a rapidly transforming healthcare delivery system emphasizing value.