On-Site Health Centers: Value, Evidence, Toolkit, Wish We Had Known, More
To assist employers considering establishing an On-Site Health Center or those that would like to improve or expand their offerings, this toolkit offers general guidance for determining the key strategic and operational answers that need to be addressed in order for your center to be a success.
Employers are continually searching for ways to improve the health of their employees, control health care costs while still providing quality health care and provide benefits that their employees will truly value.
One potential solution is the development and use of on-site health centers (OHCs). OHCs are not a new concept; they have been used to address occupational health needs for decades. However, in recent years innovative employers have looked to redesign OHCs, transforming them from occupational health clinics to health centers that treat both the acute and chronic medical needs of their employees.
To assist employers that are considering establishing an OHC or those that already have such centers but would like to improve or expand their offerings, the National Business Group on Health has developed this toolkit, The Value of On-Site Health Centers. Because opening an OHC is a major undertaking, with design and implementation unique to each company, the toolkit offers general guidance for determining the key strategic and operational answers that need to be addressed in order for your center to be a success.
- Making the Business Case: What is the Evidence on Cost Savings? Provides a summary of the evidence of the value of these centers and cost savings associated with them.
- Strategic Decision Guide: Questions to Consider before Opening an On-Site Health Center: Outlines the key decisions that an employer needs to make in order to guide the development of an OHC.
- Operational Decision Guide: Reviews the important decisions that need to be made when opening a health center, such as the amount of space needed, hours of operation and cost-sharing arrangements.
- Evaluation Measures: Discusses the right metrics to use to track and quantify the cost and benefits of OHCs.
- Vendor Assessment Tool: Provides a summary of important questions you may want to ask OHC providers to help you determine if they are the right partner (or partners) for you.
- Using Communications to Drive Utilization: Presents tactics and timelines you should consider when developing your communications strategy.
- Wish We Had Known: Key Lessons From Employers: Employers that have “been there” provide insight into what they wish they knew before they started down the path of opening an OHC.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members’ most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today’s health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 64 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. Visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.