As a new wave of COVID-19 begins to surge this fall, forward-thinking organizations are looking for new strategies to minimize disruption and keep their employee populations safe. By prioritizing seamless access to healthcare and a convenient approach to testing, employers can confidently stay ahead of the curve and proactively navigate this developing public health crisis.
Cold and flu season is imminent, and it’s more important than ever for employers to promote a proactive, preventive approach to employee health during this pandemic. As an employer, there are steps you can take to encourage your employees to get their flu vaccine and drive home the importance of keeping themselves healthy this flu season.
As employees have shifted to a remote work environment, organizations have been forced to rapidly adapt their information security strategies to reflect the structure and keep their teams and technology safe. Chief information security officers (CISOs) have shifted priorities around privacy, integration of corporate and user systems, and the introduction of new technology in light of COVID-19..
We all play a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. There is still a great deal of uncertainty in this situation, but evidence shows that taking simple preventive measures can have a significant impact on the trajectory of the virus. These measures include wearing a face mask, adhering to social distancing, washing your hands, and staying home when you’re sick.
With many workers and their families anxious to reschedule their elective procedures in the wake of COVID-19, facilities will be making changes to take advantage of the demand and make up for lost revenue, such as increasing prices or shifting care to more profitable settings. That's why Premise Health has partnered with Healthcare Bluebook to optimize member care and costs.
At the beginning of quarantine, one Premise Health provider was contacted by a member who was struggling with depression and anxiety. Isolation coupled with an increased workload had become huge stressors on his mental health and he had begun having panic attacks.
Premise pharmacists use proactive outreach to inform members of our services and provide them convenient and cost-effective care. One pharmacist called a team member who had been using her community pharmacy instead and introduced her to our Sync Your Care program. Read more
Premise Health pharmacy manager, Taylor Reed, has continued to invest in our members during the pandemic, discussing ways to improve chronic conditions like high blood pressure and pre-diabetes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading health protection agency, providing valuable resources for Americans and the latest, need-to-know public health information regarding COVID-19.
The best way to prevent infection is by avoiding exposure to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC recommends the following preventative actions:
Mass entry screening is a way to minimize the risk that those entering the workplace have a current infection. The screening includes a combination of symptom questionnaires and temperature checks.
Mass entry screening is one of the most effective strategies to reduce the risk of transmission on campus and increase safety for employees. By requiring employees to complete symptom questionnaires and temperature checks prior to entering, employers have a better understanding of whether an individual is experiencing symptoms in line with COVID-19.
As employers begin to reopen their doors and bring populations back to the workplace, it’s critical employee health and safety is priority. Mass entry screening helps protect the health and safety of employees and minimizes the risk of future outbreaks.
It is recommended by the CDC that screenings, inclusive of symptom questionnaires and temperature checks, be done daily, by shift, and throughout the day based on entry and departure of employees and visitors.
There are a number of simple processes and practices employers can put in place to protect employee health as individuals come back to the workplace, including:
Care navigation is an approach to care that helps individuals navigate their healthcare journey to ensure they get the care they need and have a positive outcome. In the context of COVID-19, this approach is used to help people with a confirmed or suspected positive diagnosis navigate their symptoms in quarantine. Care navigators help individuals stay connected to care by proactively reaching out to check in, verify their symptom status, and assess their overall wellbeing, while providing support and answering questions.
From a return to the workplace standpoint, care navigation takes shape in two ways:
Contact tracing is a strategy to mitigate COVID-19. Contact tracers reach out to those who have been in contact with an individual who has tested positive, providing them with early warning of their exposure and the opportunity to self-quarantine. This approach helps breaks chains of transmission, which prevents spikes in cases and supports safer communities and workplaces.
*The information on this website is intended for informational purposes only and not as medical advice. In the case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
CORONAVIRUS ALERT: PEOPLE WITH SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS NEED TO BE ISOLATED. CALL YOUR WELLNESS CENTER IF YOU HAVE FEVER OR RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS OR THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS.