Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 17
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Range of care Continuum of care
Slide content:Employer-Based Health Clinics Primary and urgent care Occupational health, preventive care and wellness, chronic disease management Aimed at containing health care costs Employer retains utilization decisions Shifts emphasis from illness care to preventive Trend anticipated to continue for employers to provide clinics for their employees Healthcare Strategy Group, 2011 17
Slide notes:Employer-based health clinics have expanded their roles in the last few decades. The original focus was on occupational health and injury prevention. These clinics have expanded into preventive care, screening, wellness, and chronic disease management. They may be located in an office at the employers facility or have a mobile clinic that can serve several facilities. For the employer, these clinics have the advantage of providing control over health care cost. It allows patients to receive health care without taking time off. Employers are anticipated to continue to provide clinics to their employees to assist in overall cost reduction and increase productivity. From a recent survey, worksite clinics are offered at twenty-nine percent of organizations with more than five thousand employees in 2015, which was up from twenty-four percent in 2013. 17