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More on In-Office Clinics and Dispensing

More on In-Office Clinics and DispensingToday as we begin to emerge from the economic downturn, one common challenge we face is finding ways to do more with less. And one of the most strategic ways to address this challenge is to optimize your employee’s productivity by adding an in-office clinic.

Research has been reviewing the value of in-office dispensing for over a decade and one thing continues to remain true: in-office dispensing is valuable not only for government employees but also for private worksites.

3 Indirect Ways In-Office Dispensing Adds Value

Studies are showing that other than the immediate benefits of convenience that in-office clinics add for employees, there are at least three other indirect savings your employees can immediately begin to enjoy:

  1. Reducing Lost Work Time
  2. Reducing Absenteeism
  3. Reducing Costs to Employees

More on In-Office Clinics and Dispensing

If you’re considering an in-office dispensing or in-office clinic solution, you’re probably also thinking about how quickly you’ll recoup your investment and if the added employee value will really be a supplemental revenue stream for your organization.

The International City/County Management Association shares several important metrics that in-office dispensing delivers in a July 2013 publication on the promise and potential of worksite health clinics. Here are four of those:

  1. Workers’ compensation injuries. Clinics may be able to provide early identification of similar injuries that could reflect the need to change processes or equipment.
  2. Sick days. Quick access to an on-site provider may reduce absenteeism, including absences for time-consuming doctor visits. Most clinics offer same-day appointments. Tracking and trending sick days provide indication of return on investment.
  3. Comparison of community costs and clinic costs. The best way to calculate return on investment is to compare costs of community services and the same services at the clinic. By building in cost-collection measures as part of planning, managers will be able to pinpoint savings that will be important for decision making and reporting.
  4. Employee satisfaction. Listen to your employees in order to make necessary clinic changes to ensure use. The larger the percentage of employees using the clinic, the lower the costs of processing outside claims.

To read the full report click here The Promise and Potential of Worksite Clinics, (July 2013, Weckersham and Yehl).

Take Your Office to the Next Level

In-office clinics and dispensing solutions are not one and the same, but there are benefits your employees can enjoy with both. Northwind Pharmaceuticals wants to share the value that in-office dispensing solutions can offer your workplace. Contact us to learn more on how to get started.

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