BETHESDA, MD. (September 22, 2010) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans are completely disengaged from their jobs – and are consequently undermining their employers’ bottom line, according to a new study from the Human Performance Institute.
Fortunately, there are several ways that business leaders can reverse this cycle of employee disengagement and rebuild their organizations’ depleted human capital. According to Henry Cha, president of software development firm Healthcare Interactive, it all starts by focusing on employee wellness.
“A healthy workforce is a productive workforce,” Cha said. “Employees can’t be expected to perform at a high level if they’re ill, stressed, or burned out. Employer-sponsored wellness programs can help revitalize workers and ensure that they’re fully engaged in their work and their company’s mission.”
Research from the consulting firm Towers Watson shows that companies with the most engaged workforces posted increases in operating income of 19 percent and in earnings per share of 28 percent year to year. By contrast, firms with the least engaged workforces saw their operating income decrease by a third and their earnings per share decline by 11 percent.
“At Healthcare Interactive, we’ve developed a suite of software tools that can help companies measure the overall health and well-being of their workforces. Using this data, executives can then engage employees with appropriate wellness and health-coaching initiatives that deliver real dividends for both workers and the company bottom line,” said Cha.
“Healthy, engaged employees aren’t just more productive – they also save firms money on health benefits,” Cha said. “Business leaders can no longer afford to ignore the engagement level of their employees.”
About Healthcare Interactive
Healthcare Interactive is a software development company that has created a platform called Healthspace®, which is a development and integration platform for creating seamless healthcare applications. Healthspace has been used to create applications for employers, third-party administrators, PBMs, and disease management within both the private and federal industries.
The rising costs of healthcare, the focus on improved outcomes, and a rapidly changing healthcare environment are driving innovation among providers and payers to improve delivery, quality, and patient satisfaction.
Healthcare Interactive delivers a secure, cloud-based SaaS/PaaS platform dedicated to all participants in healthcare, driving a new era of Healthcare Performance Management powered by BIG data.
The Healthspace Cloud™ integrates and aggregates disparate healthcare data and redelivers that data as knowledge to the appropriate stakeholders, enabling communication, transparency, collaboration and engagement across the healthcare continuum.