How would it feel if your healthcare provider was only minutes away from work? We can answer that: life-changing.

When quality, proactive primary care becomes accessible and affordable, your employees and your workplace thrive.

Face-to-face healthcare no longer needs to be in-person; find out how with Healthstat's virtual care opportunities.

Ment4Me, our integrated mental health solution, meets employees where they are - chat, call or make a video appointment.

We treat more than just the symptom. Healthstat's preventive services encourage healthy living that pays dividends.

Prevention, treatment and self-management strategies improve the outlook for your employees and your bottom line.

Population health can improve only when a baseline is measured. We make that measurement seamless, easy, and intuitive.

Want to make your workplace safer, healthier and more productive? Our onsite services keep your employees on the job!

Everything your employees need to get and stay healthy can be provided under your own roof with our suite of services.

Curious about what's going on in the onsite clinic world? Let our leaders and subject matter experts help you on your buying journey.

Facing challenges due to COVID-19? We're here to listen and help you solve your business issues - even if it requires a phased approach.

Read success stories and testimonials from our current partners and ask yourself, "What do I want my organization's health to look like?"

Are you a visual learner? We are too! Download our graphics that will help you tell the story to your stakeholders.

Our thought leaders love to learn, and they enjoy teaching just as much. Enroll today and learn from the experts.

Our thought leaders love chronicling the successes of Healthstat in the field. Read from our publications today.

With nearly two decades in onsite healthcare, our story is one worth reading. Will you be a part of the next chapter?

Who are the officers of this ship? Come meet our leadership team, hear what motivates them, and ask a question.

We put leadership principles into practice with the expert guidance and extraordinary vision of our advisory bodies.

Our team loves talking healthcare. Reach out today with questions about what we do and how we might partner with you.

Healthcare is always evolving. Stay on the cutting edge with our curated list of news, insights, and industry shake-ups.

Trying to wrap your head around the Healthstat difference? Learn more about what makes us unique within healthcare.

Our accreditations include the AAAHC, NCQA, and the SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II. Read more about these distinctions in care.

The Healthstat family is always growing! Inquire about career opportunities that will make the most of your talents.

This is the place to find the Patient Portal and MyWellness Portal for existing Healthstat patients. Login to get started!

Are you as healthy as you could be? See how much your employee health center has to offer - at little or no cost to you!

You want to care for your employees like family. We make it easy and business savvy - with an onsite health center.

Be a hero to your clients - current and future - with an onsite health center that delivers results you can count on.

Subscribe to our Blog
2 minute read |

Employer group releases diabetes management guide


From Employee Benefit News March 24, 2016 by Executive Editor - Kathryn Mayer.

An employer healthcare group is trying to help businesses prevent and manage diabetes by showing them how technology can help them combat the disease.

The Northeast Business Group on Health this week released a guide showcasing ways in which digital tools can make a difference in addressing chronic diseases — diabetes in particular. The group calls the guide a “useful entry point” for employers exploring digital diabetes tools.

“Using these tools, employees can receive prompt and relevant guidance on the critical aspects of diabetes care, including diet, exercise and medication management, while also being linked to the delivery system for additional care management needs,” says Jeremy Nobel, NEBGH medical director and NEBGH’s Solutions Center executive director. “These tools also facilitate connection to others with diabetes as well as to friends and family, so that together, employees can receive the support they need and deserve.”

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.

The guide includes a checklist to specific features each tool contains, such as type of educational content, personal information-tracking components and social networking connectivity, the group says. It also rates each tool based on how likely it is to encourage engagement among employees — “a key challenge for employers in designing workplace diabetes interventions.”

Digital tools, the New York-based employer-led healthcare coalition says, can be advantageous in addressing diabetes as they offer convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking.

These kinds of tools will grow increasingly important in the battle against chronic diseases, Nobel predicts.

“It is impossible to imagine any future scenario where these tools do not have an increasingly important role in the achievement of person-centered, high-value diabetes care,” he says.

Health and benefits experts have stressed the importance of fighting diabetes as the condition continues to rise at an alarming rate.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Another 86 million have higher-than-normal sugar levels that put them at higher risk of developing diabetes. Simply put, it’s the idea that …“Diabetes ranks No. 1 among chronic illnesses and conditions in terms of both direct and indirect costs."

Workplaces in particular can reduce incidences of diabetes, reports have shown. One such study by Ohio State University, for example, found that employees who enrolled in a workplace intervention program as a group lost more weight, showed greater reductions in fasting blood sugar and ate less fat than employees who received only written health guidelines for diabetes prevention. “Moreover, employees burdened by diabetes need to be actively engaged in their care in order to be able to be as healthy as possible,” Nobel says. “The benefit of achieving those health goals is obviously of great importance on a personal level to employees and also allows them to meet or exceed workplace performance expectations.”

Don't Miss a BlogPost

We’ll deliver a bi-monthly newsletter full of tips and insights, guides, educational event invites, and successstories!

Related Content

    Cracking the Code of the "Invincible" Millennial

Cracking the Code of the "Invincible" Millennial

Some will argue that Millennials avoid healthcare due to a feeling of invincibility. The reality is that onsite healthcare is often not properly marketed—or built—for their needs as consumers.

Read More

    Onsite Healthcare That’s More Than a Supplement

Onsite Healthcare That’s More Than a Supplement

Your onsite healthcare benefit can serve as a primary care replacement for your employees—if you have a partner that’s proven to deliver accredited care.

Read More

    Workplace Injuries and Accidents Are a Painful Drain on Vitality

Workplace Injuries and Accidents Are a Painful Drain on Vitality

A company succeeds when its employees are engaged, happy, and healthy. Here's how to combat those work-related injuries that can drain your most important resources.

Read More