Improve Productivity, Lower Healthcare Costs

Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders are one of the top cost drivers related to any company's healthcare spending.

Bone and joint disorders are associated with high costs to employers, such as absenteeism, lost productivity, and increased healthcare, disability and workers' compensation costs.

Annual direct and indirect costs for bone and joint health are estimated at $950 billion annually. According to the CDC, musculoskeletal disorders account for nearly 70 million physician office visits in the United States each year, and an estimated 130 million total healthcare encounters, including outpatient, hospital and emergency room visits.

What if you could reduce the number of employee bone and joint injuries? What if you could identify potential health risks and prevent injuries with treatment?

DARI can help reduce costs related to musculoskeletal health and injury by 10 to 20 percent.

A DARI system on site gives your company the tools to screen every employee and spot injuries before they require a trip to the doctor. This allows your wellness program to intervene before your employee enters the healthcare system. And with proper baseline information, your employees can return to work knowing that they have recovered — because they are compared to their own, individual healthy baseline, not just some number from a book.

If you run a self-funded plan, you also know that claims drive costs, which in turn drive premiums.  

As claims go up, so do the healthcare costs for your company — costs which go directly to your bottom line. And during open enrollment the following year, that cost will be passed on to both your company and your employees. There is also the hidden cost of lost productivity due to time missed, time spent working while slowed by pain, and the disengagement of employees as they watch their healthcare costs go up every year.

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Cerner used DARI technology to track their employee’s motion health, and then implemented exercise classes and prescribed corrective exercises from the data. Through this process, they identified $550,000 in preventable health costs. To read their use case, enter your name and email address below to receive a PDF.