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Why Don’t Traditional Wellness Programs Work? And What To Do About It

Posted on 02/15/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist

So, why don't traditional wellness programs work? Laura Putnam, CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, answered this at the Jan. 24, 2017 Alliance Learning Circle event in Madison, Wis. 

 

The Secret to Happiness in Less Than Five Minutes a Day

Posted on 02/08/2017

Lisa WendorffBy Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist

“We can train ourselves to be happier,” said Dr. Kevin McCabe told the audience on Jan. 24, at the Alliance Learning Circle event: Does Happy = Healthy? (Transitioning from a Wellness Plan to a Well-Being Program). Learn how to train your brain and the five principles of happiness.

 

Honor Health Transformers with an Award from The Alliance

Posted on 01/30/2017

Cheryl DeMarsCheryl DeMars, president & CEO

In 2015, The Alliance Board of Directors established the Health Transformation Awards So what have the award recipients been up to? Read an update on three previous award winners and learn how you can nominate someone for the 2017 Health Transformation Awards. 

 

How QualityPath Protects You from Radiation

Posted on 01/17/2017

amy moyerBy Amy Moyer, manager of value measurement

I recently compared QualityPath standards for hospitals and clinics that offer CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to Consumer Reports’ list of five issues that you should consider before getting radiation-based imaging. 

 

At Risk: Employers’ Health Benefit Tax Exclusion

Posted on 01/11/2017

Darla DernovsekBy Darla Dernovsek, marketing communications manager

The debate on the best way to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to continue to evolve in the hours, days and weeks ahead.

 

Going the Extra Mile for a QualityPath Patient

Posted on 01/05/2017

Tierney AndersonBy Tierney Anderson, marketing & events specialist

Reducing pain after surgery is important. But the pain medication prescribed for QualityPath patient Patty Stalheim made her very sick. Dr. Lamson prescribed an alternative medicine but her health benefits didn’t cover it. That’s where Margie Czechowicz stepped in.

 

Looking at 2016’s Greatest Hits, with a Sneak Peek at 2017

Posted on 12/28/2016

Darla DernovsekBy Darla Dernovsek, marketing communications manager

Want to hear what you missed on The Alliance greatest hits list for 2016? Or do you prefer a sneak peek at what’s ahead for 2017? We’ve got you covered in both categories, so read on!

 

Alliance Bloggers


Tierney Anderson

Tierney Anderson
Marketing & Events Specialist

Carlene Boehmer

Carlene Boehmer
Director of Claims & Customer Service

Margie Czechowicz

Margie Czechowicz
RN, BSN, CCM
patient experience manager

Cheryl DeMars

Cheryl DeMars
President & CEO

Darla Dernovsek

Darla Dernovsek
Marketing Communications Manager

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer
Chief Operating Officer

Amy Moyer

Amy Moyer
Manager of Value Measurement

Calvin Rigsby

Calvin Rigsby
Business Development Manager

Mike Roche

Mike Roche
Member Services Manager

Paul Roelke

Paul Roelke
Member Services Advisor

Teri Van Tassel

Teri Van Tassel
Vice President, Marketing & Member Services

Lisa Wendorff

Lisa Wendorff
Marketing Communications Specialist

Alan Williams

Alan Williams
Health Information Manager

 

Guest Bloggers


Janet Bollig

Janet Bollig, M.S.S.W.
Home Health United (HHU)

Laura Carabello

Laura Carabello
Founder and principal owner, CPR Strategic Marketing and Communications

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Tobi Anne Cawthra
Community Relations Manager, Meriter–UnityPoint Health

Francois de Brantes

Francois de Brantes
Executive Director
Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3)

Dave deBronkart, aka e-Patient Dave

Dave deBronkart
aka “e-Patient Dave”
Cancer Patient and Blogger

Sean Foy

Sean Foy
President, Personal Wellness Corporation

Jessie Gruman

Jessie Gruman
President and Founder
Center for Advancing Health

Lisa Henke

Lisa Henke
Risk/Benefits Manager, County of Walworth

Julie Hitt

Julie Hitt
Director of Xtra Care
Home Health United

John Maycroft, Wisconsin Medical Society

John Maycroft
Wisconsin Medical Society

Michael McDonald, Foremost Farms USA

Michael McDonald
V.P., Human Resources, Safety and Communication
Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wis.

Wayne Salverda

Wayne Salverda
Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.
Senior Director of Clinical Services
National CooperativeRx/
WisconsinRx

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
Managing director of Tuckson Health Connections

Jerry Ward, Vice President of Operations, Seats

Jerry Ward
Vice President of Operations
Seats Incorporated, Reedsburg, Wis.

Josh Bindl, CEO, NationalCooperative Rx

Josh Bindl
CEO, National Cooperative Rx
Madison, Wis.


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