What a year! 2018 has seen a lot of changes. Innovative industry leaders have made significant moves to get into the healthcare industry. And more employers than ever are making the switch to offer an on-site clinic at their workplace.

To join the tradition of end-of-the-year roundups, we're taking a look at some of our favorite posts from the last year. And don't fear! We have even more great content coming your way in 2019.

Two Truths About Patient Engagement

In this study, we looked at 4,118 participating patients at Seattle Children's over the course of six years. 46% of these patients used the Vera on-site clinic. The remaining 54% did not.

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Top Five Blog Posts of 2018

1. Cost Savings Analysis: On-Site Clinics Cut Healthcare Costs

We kicked off the year with an exciting discovery. After two years of operation at Seattle Children’s, Vera discovered two truths about patient engagement. First, when employees use an employer-funded, on-site clinic even once, employers experience a significant decrease in the associated costs and medical claims. Second, that cost decrease becomes even more significant the more engaged employees are with clinic providers and services. Those discoveries led us to create one of our favorite white papers: Two Truths About Patient Engagement And Healthcare Costs.

2. Vera Whole Health Wins Gold

Every year, Seattle Business Magazine holds an awards ceremony for the area’s most influential companies. We were thrilled when they announced Vera Whole Health as the event’s gold winner as Washington’s Health Care Delivery Company of the Year.

3. New eBook: Sick Care Is Doomed To Failure

The belief that behavior change leads to better health guides everything we do at Vera. Our eBook on the subject of behavior change was a major milestone in communicating that belief to others. Want to take a look? You can download a copy here: Sick Care Is Doomed To Failure.

4. City of Kirkland Proves Managed Care Works

Traditional managed care failed. But, managed care's promise of improved outcomes and reduced costs have always held value. Vera is now fulfilling on the promise of managed care, evidenced by the success of our on-site clinic with the City of Kirkland.

5. How To Recognize And Recover From Burnout

Feeling stressed? Worn out? Fatigued? Almost everyone experiences the symptoms of burnout. In one of our favorite self-care posts, we look at what burnout is, how it affects our health, and what we can do to build up our stress resilience to prevent burnout in the future.

Happy New Year!

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