The Smarter, Better Healthcare℠ podcast from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies discusses the latest data-driven insights, key healthcare trends and innovative solutions that are helping to improve healthcare quality and affordability for organizations and their workforce. Through conversations with employers, industry experts and providers, each episode will explore how organizations can address recent healthcare developments and leverage new solutions to help improve the health and well-being of their employees and their bottom line.
Not your typical doctor’s office: how team care improves health
Every year in the U.S., employees with mental health conditions struggle, leading to the loss of more than 200 million work days and costing nearly $17B in employee productivity. More holistic, coordinated healthcare is critical for keeping employees healthy and lowering employer healthcare costs. Learn how teams of healthcare providers, with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, are working together to treat the whole person, including physical, mental or social needs.
Why integrated healthcare matters to employees now
Behavioral health conditions can exacerbate chronic diseases and make them harder—and up to 2 to 3 times more expensive—to treat? Integrating mind and body care can deliver better overall health. As an employer, how do you ensure employees receive that kind of care? Innovation and collaboration. Learn more from two healthcare experts: primary care Dr. Brian Klausner and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's Susan Foosness.