Employers have long sought the biggest bang for their healthcare buck. Now they are assuming an even more influential role in shaping the nation’s healthcare management and delivery system as part of efforts to reduce expenses they incur on behalf of employees and their dependents.
As president and CEO of PureSafety, a growing technology company that empowers health and safety professionals by providing them with the tools they need to ensure the well-being of workers, comply with regulatory requirements and improve businesses, I am particularly attentive to factors affecting occupational health clinics. In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges these clinics face is responding effectively to employers’ increasingly influential role in healthcare. Adapting to necessary change is rarely easy, but I believe that significant opportunities will emerge for providers who embrace change and implement innovative service delivery models.