Health Coaching Moves Beyond Traditional
Disease Management Domains

Health coaching has moved beyond traditional disease management domains to encompass care transitions, medication adherence, pain management, stress management and much more. The growing field allows payors, employers and even healthcare providers the chance to engage individuals in self-management of chronic illness, ultimately reducing healthcare costs and improving health outcomes and productivity in the process.

Health Coaching Benchmarks, Third Edition the Healthcare Intelligence Network's third annual compilation of performance benchmarks in key areas of health coaching activity and growth provides an analysis of responses from 161 healthcare companies to its third annual e-survey on health and wellness coaching conducted in 2010, including current trends in health coaching as well as the financial and clinical outcomes that result from this health management strategy.

Download the executive summary of Health Coaching Benchmarks, Third Edition.

NEWS FACTS: This third annual collection of information on health and wellness coaching presents actionable new data on health coaching activity, with the latest metrics on the prevalence of health coaching, favored delivery methods, targeted populations and lifestyle conditions, preferred behavior change models, coaching case loads and much, much more.

New in the 2012 edition: Metrics on the mandating of coaching for populations, the use of incentives in coaching and incented activities; and a health coaching forecast from Melinda Huffman, BSN, MSN, CCNS, CHC, partner in Miller and Huffman Outcome Architects and co-founder of the National Society of Health Coaches.

Drilling down to coaching trends for specific lifestyle conditions weight management, smoking cessation and stress management and by industry sector, the third annual report supplements this data with more than 50 easy-to-follow graphs and tables.

Data Highlights:

  • Targeted populations for coaching;

  • Targeted health conditions for coaching;

  • Preferred coaching modalities, including telephonic, online and in-person;

  • Matching coaching modalities to participants' health conditions;

  • Enrollment trends eligibility, participation and completion rates;

  • Recommended coach caseloads by coaching modality and the factors that can influence this;

  • Suggested formulas for measuring ROI and program effectiveness;

  • The numbers of hospitals, health plans and employers offering health coaching today and those with coaching programs in the wings;

  • Preferred behavior change models;

  • Preferred coaching promotion models;

  • Impact of coaching on healthcare cost, health risk and individual health status;

  • Frank commentary on what's working in health coaching and the greatest challenges associated with launching a coaching program;

and much more. Organizations looking to improve their health coaching programs and compare their data with other programs can gain information from more than 200 organizations on current and future coaching initiatives.

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