Examining the benefits of onsite medical care

Companies should go from sending employees to the doctor to bring the doctor to the company.

Companies should go from sending employees to the doctor to bring the doctor to the company.

Sometimes, employees don't always think about their best interests for the long term, especially when it comes to healthcare and monitoring chronic conditions. Often, the immediate cost and time it takes to properly look at such conditions become a turn off to the point where many medical problems aren't detected early on. But it doesn't have to be this way.

A recent article for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) looked at this very issue. The story cited a recent presentation given by Brian Jones, senior vice president at hospital and health clinic provider H2U, at the 2013 World Health Care Congress, held near Washington, D.C. on April 8. In his speech, Jones looked at the way many employees approached their healthcare and established that many struggle with communicating with a physician and remembering what was said during a visit.

Jones stressed that having a patient pass along important medical information from one provider to another is an ineffective model. Instead, the health expert recommended that many businesses look into setting up onsite health services or working with near-site facilities that serve multiple businesses. The benefit, Jones said, is that these clinics act as coordinators with primary care givers in the area to better provide vital data for each time an individual goes in for treatment or to talk with a doctor.

SHRM also cited Beth Bierbower, president of the employer group segment at insurer Humana Inc., who also spoke at the conference. According to Bierbower, ""Urgent-care centers are unconnected with primary care physicians and can't pull up patient records from them or share findings with them."

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