Employers need evidence-based data on wellness incentives

08/23/2013 | Health Affairs Blog

Employee wellness programs operating under new federal rules governing incentives should be tracked and analyzed to provide evidence-based data to evaluate their success, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor Harald Schmidt wrote in a Health Affairs blog. He said there should be a central public registry where employers can enter features of their wellness programs, and that initiatives used as trials should be listed in the NIH clinical trials database with both positive and negative findings.

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