Translate increased investment into improved employee wellbeing

Employers know corporate success starts with and depends on a healthy workforce. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact employees and their wellbeing, many companies plan to increase their investment in health and wellbeing (H&W) programmes. But how can you ensure your spending truly improves employee wellbeing? The Optum 2021 International Wellness in the Workplace […]
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Wellness Coaching helps motivate employees to stay healthy

Wellness Coaching provides your global employee population with support and encouragement in the form of nonjudgmental coaching. As a wellness coach, I connect employees with tools and resources that align with their health and wellbeing goals. Wellness coaches are credentialed, certified and experienced in your corporate and local cultures. We offer both one-on-one and group […]
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How digital clinical data, AI and NLP can enhance RQ performance

Everything about health care is rapidly changing — how we work, how we live, and how we seek and get care. Technology influences the interaction between providers, patients and health plans. It has become vital to propel innovation in how we receive, interact with, and share data and insights — all in a timely manner. […]
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Is it time to change your H&W strategy?

Is it time to change your health and wellbeing strategy? Two years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, rapid changes have continuously reshaped our work and impacted our health and wellbeing. Attitudes about life and work are not the same as they were before. So, at this point in the […]
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Workforce impact of loneliness and social isolation

Humans are tribal by nature. We survived for millions of years because we worked in packs. Whether in our social life or on the job, humans seek connection. We’re motivated by a need to belong and support those we identify with. When our jobs make us feel cared for and valued, we build positive attachments. […]
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Spotlight on Caring: Yuna J.

Navigating the health care system can be challenging for so many. The opportunity to help members make the right care connections is an important part of the Optum® HouseCalls visit. All too often, members are unable to keep up with their primary care visits, or they don’t know where to go for help when significant […]
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Spotlight on Caring: Mary C.

In ordinary times, it can be hard for members to get vital services. In extraordinary times such as the pandemic, social unrest and weather disasters, it can be impossible. HouseCalls is designed to support members with not only their physical and mental health, but also address social needs that intensify in uncertain times. This is […]
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Beyond coping to thriving: Employee mental health is a priority

Because of COVID-19, life’s routines and expectations have undergone a seismic shift. Last year, the pandemic obliged many thousands of employees to become homeworkers. Now, office doors are once again opening and vaccines are becoming more widely available. But it’s safe to say stress is not abating because of a return to the workplace. It […]
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Spotlight on Caring: Natalie C.

Providing member-centered care isn’t unusual for our advanced practice clinicians, it’s the norm. This visit is a good example of how the Optum® HouseCalls model enables our members to get laser-focused support — beyond just medical. The added care and connection of a HouseCalls visit can make all the difference in helping members manage their […]
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More Than a Statistic: A Nurse’s Experience with COVID-19 Loss

As a nurse practitioner Katie Arneson has witnessed numerous family members and patients who have had to battle with COVID-19, including her own dad who died because of the virus. Handling loss is never easy, but it is a part of a job that many of our health care workers face every day on a […]
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