CE Credits: Valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCPKnowledge Benefits is an approved SHRM recertification provider. Learn More
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Expires: October 30, 2019

Better Healthcare Starts with Health Literacy


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Better Healthcare Starts with Health Literacy

What is this course about?

Health lit­er­a­cy is not just about the eco­nom­ics (health-lit­er­ate employ­ees spend about a third less than their non-lit­er­ate coun­ter­parts). It’s also about health and cul­ture. You can only achieve a cul­ture of health if you have a cul­ture of health literacy…and this course will pro­vide you with the tools you need to get there. It is part of a com­plete pro­gram of online cours­es on health­care ben­e­fits pur­chas­ing

Gov­ern­ment data pegs health lit­er­a­cy at only 12%, a lev­el which con­tributes to the waste of near­ly a third of every med­ical care dol­lar spent. Lack­ing knowl­edge, employ­ees make deci­sions based on unre­li­able infor­ma­tion from ques­tion­able sources. A poor knowl­edge base harms employ­ee health, and caus­es them to over-con­sume med­ical care at your expense.

Espe­cial­ly if you are insti­tut­ing “con­sumerism” in your health ben­e­fit (mean­ing employ­ees are on their own for a large deductible), you need to help your employ­ees become wis­er con­sumers of health­care.

Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits offers this course in part­ner­ship with Quizzi­fy, a com­pa­ny that teach­es employ­ees how to be health-lit­er­ate health­care con­sumers. Look for free access to some of Quizzify’s quizzes (unique­ly, they are reviewed by doc­tors at Har­vard Med­ical School) with­in the mod­ule.

Who is it for?

Ben­e­fits admin­is­tra­tors on the front lines of employ­er spon­sored health insur­ance
HR pro­fes­sion­als inter­est­ed in improv­ing ben­e­fit pur­chas­ing
Well­ness pro­fes­sion­als eval­u­at­ing pro­grams that improve health
Pur­chas­ing man­agers inter­est­ed in improv­ing ben­e­fit pur­chas­ing
Chief Human Resources Offi­cers respon­si­ble for pur­chas­ing health­care ben­e­fits
Chief Finan­cial Offi­cers respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing the bot­tom line
Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cers con­cerned about health care costs erod­ing the bot­tom line

What will I learn?

  1. Quan­ti­fy the impact of low lit­er­a­cy on the bot­tom line and employ­ee health
  2. Learn how to seg­ment and iden­ti­fy pri­or­i­ty areas for edu­ca­tion and engage­ment
  3. Dif­fer­en­ti­ate between high val­ue pro­grams and those that don’t add any val­ue
  4. Iden­ti­fy effec­tive tools and means to improve lit­er­a­cy in your own employ­ee pop­u­la­tion

Can I get CE credits?

Yes. Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits, under the aus­pices of the Col­orado Busi­ness Group on Health, is rec­og­nized by SHRM to offer Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Cred­its (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Each Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits course is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more infor­ma­tion about cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or recer­ti­fi­ca­tion, please vis­it www​.shrm​.org.

Esti­mat­ed time to com­plete this activ­i­ty is 1 hour.

Release date: Octo­ber 31, 2017
Expi­ra­tion date: Octo­ber 30, 2019


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