Northeast Business Group on Health Names Candice Sherman as Interim Chief Executive Officer

October 3, 2017

Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), the employer-led coalition of healthcare stakeholders based in New York, today announced it has named Candice Sherman as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Sherman, currently the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, succeeds Laurel Pickering, who is leaving after nearly 25 years to become Chief Revenue Officer at WellDoc®, a leading digital health company. “Candice joined NEBGH four years ago as COO and since then has done a terrific job of creating new growth opportunities, managing day-to-day operations and achieving stellar results,” said Michelle Martin, Chair of NEBGH’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled she has agreed to take on this new role and confident she will provide fresh vision and leadership as well as ensuring that NEBGH continues to serve our membership and fulfill our mission. We are fortunate to have someone like Candice ready to step in, and we look forward to supporting her in every way we can.”.

New High-Value Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders Can Pay Off for Employers, Says Northeast Business Group on Health

September 21, 2017

NEBGH’s report is based on research, case studies and a roundtable of benefits managers from 20 national and global self-insured employers. It describes new approaches to musculoskeletal disorder prevention, the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, and high-value surgery for joint replacements, with specific case studies that illustrate employer outcomes. The report says surgery is appropriate only for the smallest segment of an employee population but can drive employer costs significantly..

Caregiving’s Impact Growing in Importance to Employers, Says Northeast Business Group on Health

July 20, 2017

Caregiving ranks among the top ten employee health and wellness benefits priorities for most employers, says a new survey by Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) in collaboration with AARP. Furthermore, among employers who say caregiving is not a top priority, most are aware of the issue but unable to address it. More than three-quarters of employers surveyed agree that caregiving will grow in importance to their companies over the next five years..

Digital Diabetes Solutions Can Play Valuable Role in Workplace Diabetes Interventions, Says Northeast Business Group on Health Report

April 20, 2017

Digital diabetes solutions are not a panacea but can offer employers valuable assistance in combatting diabetes among their populations, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report profiles a pilot program begun within a segment of employees at Mount Sinai Health System that integrated Livongo for Diabetes, an interactive blood glucose monitoring system, into an advanced diabetes management program. NEBGH studied the Mount Sinai experience to provide other employers with insights as they consider the use of digital health solutions. Among the opportunities for employers highlighted in the report are significantly enhanced connection and engagement between employees and health services, and timely, secure and convenient collection of data that can lead to improved clinical care..

Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace is a Good Investment for Employers, Says Northeast Business Group on Health

March 15, 2017

Employers need to be aware of the potential pay-offs for offering benefits and services that make caregiving an easier burden for employees to bear, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “The Caregiving Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers”, says that maximizing productivity, reducing future employee healthcare costs, and competing and retaining talent are among the reasons employers should consider specific policies and services designed to help employees who are providing care to loved ones. Challenges to better supporting these employees include resistance to being labeled as a “caregiver,” the absence of best practices for employers and the need for buy-in from executive management..

Employers Can Take Immediate Steps to Increase Value of Cancer Care Benefits and Services They Provide, Says Northeast Business Group on Health

October 27, 2016

NEBGH’s report is based on interviews with cancer experts and employer benefits professionals, and a May 2016 workshop attended by 48 stakeholders – employer benefits professionals, oncology experts, care providers and health plan executives. It notes that healthcare in general in the U.S. is moving from a primarily volume-based, fee-for-service system to one in which value is central, and as a result, the cancer care landscape is also undergoing significant changes ranging from new options for better navigation and coordination of care, and more personalized and precision-based treatments, to new payment models like bundles and total cost of care..

Targeted Interventions are Key for Employers Tackling Workplace Obesity, Northeast Business Group on Health Report Finds

September 7, 2016

Employers frustrated by their lack of progress in the workplace fight against weight gain and obesity should consider targeted, personalized programs for employee sub-sets combined with nutrition and fitness activities applicable to broad populations, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH)..

Top Employers Gather to Discuss Mental Health in the Workplace

June 3, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted its second CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace in New York City alongside the Partnership for New York City and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Partnership For Workplace Mental Health. The meeting included several members of the Partnership for New York City and other top employers..

Providing Access to High-Quality Cancer Care is a High Priority for Employers, Northeast Business Group on Health Report Finds

April 27, 2016

Employers are concerned about the high cost of cancer care but they’re equally concerned about making sure employees and family members diagnosed with cancer are receiving top-quality care, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “Employers and Cancer Care Quality: A Closer Look,” also says employers want to make sure the dollars they invest in cancer care are well spent and also have a strong desire to support the best possible outcomes and quality of life for those who have embarked on a cancer journey..

NEBGH Releases Employer Guide to Digital Diabetes Tools

April 12, 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..