Science has fueled the evolution of Healthways solutions for more than 30 years. We’ve grown from early programs to improve diabetes care to solutions that support total populations: keeping healthy people healthy, reducing health-related risks, and optimizing care for those with chronic conditions. Since the early 1990s, Healthways and external 3rd party investigators have published numerous peer-reviewed articles and white papers that document the specific impacts of our programs.
Our solutions today look beyond physical health to address other aspects of well-being that affect health care costs and human performance. Because innovation at Healthways is driven and validated by research, we’ve approached the idea of Well-Being improvement with full scientific rigor.
- Developing and validating tools to measure well-being: comprehensive, comparable measures that reflect the best, research-based definitions of well-being and provide actionable information for improvement.
- Determining and documenting the value of well-being and its elements: demonstrating how well-being is related to other important sources of value including health care costs, risks and performance.
- Creating a cost-effective, configurable solution to improve individual well-being across customer populations: a solution that builds on proven, effective elements in all of our previous work.