Here you'll find new evidence, guidance and ongoing studies from various sources across a variety of conditions of relevance to different audiences.

Study Summary: Complex Case Management and New Technology
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The Center for Workforce Health and Performance (CWHP) will study the outcomes of employee populations after pharmacogenomics are facilitated, case managed, and applied in high-risk, highly complex plan members.

RX-Precision — Genomic Study | RX-Precision
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Find information on study enrollment and the care and testing process

Thursday, October 4th, 2018: V-BID in Diabetes Webinar

Webinar: V-BID in Diabetes At noon on Thursday, October 4th, 2018, the V-BID Center is hosting a webinar in cooperation with the Center for Workforce Health and

Population Health to Personalized Medicine: Connecting Disease Indicators to Work Outcomes - Diabetes

The CWHP report "Population Health to Personlized Medicine: Connecting Disease Indicators to Work Outcomes - Type 2 Diabetes" presents a framework for connecting disease indicators of diabetes to a variety of work outcomes including absence, job performance, work disability and permanent departure from the workforce. The framework outlines connections between clinical and employer perspectives around worker health and suggests a variety of ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for better health and work-related outcomes.

How Employers Use Evidence to Make Employee Health Investment Decisions

The CWHP report "The Employer's Role in Using Research-Based Healthcare Evidence" presents findings and recommendations from a series of interviews with employers and their programmatic solutions partners.  

Tackling Chronic Pain While Reducing Opioid Use

A health system in Washington instituted a clinical plan that has succeeded in lowering patients’ opioid doses, according to a PCORI-funded study.

Helping Men Decide on Prostate Cancer Treatment

Problems are more likely three years after surgery than after radiation or surveillance, a study finds.

A Patient Decision Aid to Help Heavy Smokers Make Decisions about Lung Cancer Screening

For smokers, lung cancer is an ever-present fear. In 2013, about 160,000 people in the United States will die from lung cancer. Smoking is the #1 risk factor for lung cancer, and quitting smoking is the best way to lower the risk. Smoking is also a risk factor for other cancers and health problems, including heart and lung disease. We now have a secondary prevention strategy, annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT scans) that has the potential to greatly reduce lung cancer deaths.

Migraine Impacts Employers in both Health Care Spend and Lost Productivity Per Integrated Benefits Institute Study | Integrated Benefits Institute

For every 1,000 U.S. employees, nearly half a million dollars in excess health care treatments and lost time is attributable to back pain.

Enlisting the Brain in the Fight against Pain

A project in Alabama takes a down-to-earth approach in teaching patients to think differently and cope more effectively with chronic pain. It may alleviate depression, too.