The changing landscape of primary care for employers

| February 23, 2021

The changing landscape of primary care for employers

How companies can keep their workforces healthy and well, both now and in the future

More and more employers are realizing that primary care for their employees is critical in improving health care delivery, lowering costs, and improving the quality of care. For many, however, it’s challenging to know where to start.

To complicate matters further, the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruption in every aspect of business operations. It’s also accelerated unprecedented changes to the delivery of effective healthcare.

Join us to explore more about the changing landscape of primary care, how employers can successfully navigate these challenges, and how to develop solutions that will improve the quality and consistency of care.

Ensuring employee wellness

Developing a strategy for a safe return to work has been the hot topic for almost every employer we’ve spoken with.

For some, this means working with a health provider to build a COVID-19 testing and response strategy. Meanwhile, other employers are choosing to protect their workforce by developing a full COVID-19 vaccination strategy.

The pandemic has also shown us the importance of whole body wellbeing. Employers can succeed in this changing landscape by ensuring that their primary care gives workers access to tools and programs that support their mental health as well as physical health.

Creating continuity of care

Another recent challenge comes in the form of dispersed employee populations. While certainly not unheard of before the pandemic, this increasingly commonplace way of working means companies need a new approach to how they provide primary care.

To ensure continuity of care for every employee regardless of their location, employers should consider the opportunities afforded by Advanced Primary Care in offering enhanced access to care.

Read more: WeCare tlc recently served as a key contributor to the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions report into the importance of advanced primary care. Learn more here.

Tackling rising healthcare costs

The recent Kaiser Family Foundation 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey revealed some concerning trends for businesses and their employees.

Among them is the fact that the cost of healthcare premiums is rising faster than wages. Many employers are struggling to offset the financial burden, simply feeling that they have no alternative than to pass some of these costs on to their workers. With these escalating costs, employees may delay seeking care—which may lead to worse health outcomes down the line.

The solution is shifting the focus to preventive care. By ensuring that their primary care offering helps workers identify health issues and manage their chronic conditions, companies can actually lower and control their healthcare costs while giving their employees all the tools they need to take charge of their health.

How we’re helping employers navigate the changing landscape of primary care

With the right primary care strategies in place, employers can optimize the delivery of care to their workforce, to drive value and improve health.

As part of our mission to change the way healthcare is delivered in the US, WeCare tlc is committed to setting the standard for what is considered advanced primary care.

If you’d like to learn more about how WeCare tlc can help you offer quality primary care for your employees, please contact us today.