Bravo Wellness and Mayo Clinic Collaborate to Bring Combined Expertise to Employee Health and Drive Improved Outcomes
Cleveland, OH and Rochester, MN, May 1, 2013 – Bravo Wellness and Mayo Clinic announced today their collaborative effort to provide a seamless, turnkey solution that will help mitigate employers’ health care costs while rewarding employees for healthier lifestyles.
Bravo Wellness Client Featured in December 2011 Wall Street Journal Article
Once a year, employees of the Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, Ind., have a checkup that will help determine how much they pay for health coverage. Those who don't smoke, aren't obese and whose blood pressure and cholesterol fall below specific levels get to shave as much as $2,000 off their annual health insurance deductibles.
Cleveland, OH – October 1, 2012 - Bravo Wellness, a provider of outcomes-based incentive programs for wellness, has announced Cheryl Tidwell as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Cheryl brings over twenty years of experience in healthcare, and will be instrumental in helping the company meet and exceed its business growth objectives and in leading the sales and marketing teams.
Bravo Wellness CEO Jim Pshock is a proud co-author of new Joint Consensus Statement regarding the use of outcome-based wellness incentives
Consensus Statement of the Health Enhancement Research Organization, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association.
CLEVELAND, OH – July 16, 2012 – Bravo Wellness, an industry leader in results-based wellness incentive programs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH to its newly formed Advisory Board. A noted authority in health promotion throughout the last three decades, Dr. O’Donnell brings critical knowledge and guidance in developing and managing health promotion programs based on integrating scientific findings with the dynamic realities of workplace and community environments.
By Jim Pshock, Founder & CEO of Bravo Wellness and IncentiSoft Solutions
January 11, 2012
Several recent industry surveys confirm that employee wellness plan implementation is currently on the rise, particularly the use of “results-based” incentives or penalties. Results-based programs are tied to the actual achievement of a health standard rather than mere enrollment into a program that may or may not result in a desired outcome.
Leading a company that has been on the forefront of such initiatives since the very week that the regulations were published, I have been privileged to witness
the reactions and results of numerous plan designs among extremely diverse populations. What’s clear is that “one size does not fit all” and that “disruption of the status quo does not have to mean mass chaos.” After all, we’ve all heard that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Few could argue that our health care benefit system is anything but insane and that a drastic change is essential to changing the trend.
BRAVO WELLNESS FORMS TECHNOLOGY SUBSIDIARY, INCENTISOFT SOLUTIONS
Cleveland, OH – May 26, 2011 – Known for leading edge implementation of results-based wellness, Bravo Wellness is pleased to announce its latest innovation for the employee benefit marketplace, IncentiSoft Solutions. With IncentiSoft Solutions, organizations that offer and recommend wellness programs (wellness companies, insurance carriers and third-party administrators) can access Bravo’s IncentiSoft technology and administrative support to optimize their existing wellness products, tools and services. The real “magic” is based on IncentiSoft’s proprietary technology using predictive modeling of various plan designs, logistical support for very complex environments and results-processing that incorporates both participation-based and outcome-based goals, as well as appeals and the completion of alternative programs where desired or required by law.
By Cheryl Powell
Beacon Journal medical writer
Published: November 5, 2011 - 07:09 PM
Workers at Akron General and Summa health systems are finding it pays to stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight and lower their cholesterol and blood pressure.
The Akron hospital systems are taking aggressive steps to curb escalating health-care costs by keeping their own workers healthy and out of the hospital.
Akron General and Summa are among a growing number of employers nationwide that provide financial incentives to workers who meet healthy goals.
“We really need to challenge ourselves and call upon ourselves to be role models,” said Vincent J. McCorkle, Akron General’s president and chief executive officer.
Starting Jan. 1, Akron General is offering its 3,800 employees who are eligible for benefits a discount of as much as $240 annually off their share of the health insurance premium if they and their spouses meet health targets.
Inside Business – November 2011 - By D.X. Ferris
Bravo Wellness and Incentisoft Solutions CEO Jim Pshock has achieved success helping companies decipher complicated federal guidelines that can turn healthy employees into health care savings.
Jim Pshock has a gift for distilling intricate health care issues into a list of bullet points and summarizing his company’s complicated services with a simple metaphor.
“We were recently called ‘The Porta-Potty cleaner of the wellness industry,’ ” he says, laughing. “I’ll take that as a compliment: We’re handling all the junk nobody wants to touch.”
Pshock’s Avon-based Bravo Wellness helps companies navigate seas of federal regulations and private company paperwork to show businesses how to improve their bottom line by bettering their employees’ health, from initiating exercise programs to offering incentives to stop smoking.