Highmark Inc’s REMWorks Sleep Store and EdLogics are seeking to improve health literacy and reduce medical claims through educational games and cash incentives
PITTSBURGH, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EdLogics, a health education-based consumer engagement company and innovator in game-based learning, has collaborated with REMWorks Sleep Store to improve consumer knowledge of the importance of quality sleep. Through this initiative, EdLogics and REMWorks have developed an incentivized, game-based health education platform that aims to improve sleep quality and teach consumers how to manage sleep health and associated costly health conditions.
REMWork and @EdLogics are seeking to improve health literacy and reduce medical claims through incentives.
"Quality sleep is a huge factor in an employee's health and work productivity. By providing sleep health tips and tools, and incentivizing individuals to learn about the importance of sleep, we may prevent future health problems and costly claims down the road," says Katie Colborn, Sales Manager of REMWorks Sleep Store. "EdLogics is the perfect fit to provide engaging education for our customers."
Allegheny County of Pennsylvania employees were the first to enroll in this new program from REMWorks. The need for a platform targeting sleep improvement is clear: the Epworth Sleepiness Assessment showed that 38.1 percent of employees experience excessive daytime sleepiness, and the Stop Bang Sleep Assessment showed that 59.8 percent are at risk for sleep apnea. Only 8.5% of employees reported they felt confident making decisions regarding their health.
The EdLogics platform is making a difference. Allegheny County employees scored an average of 67% on the sleep health baseline knowledge assessment, which measures health knowledge before going through the sleep health education program. By completing activities and games and learning strategies for better sleep, employees increased their average score to 95 percent on the sleep health final knowledge assessment – an increase of 42 percent.
Since Allegheny County launched the REMWorks program on September 1, 2015, employee feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Using the health literacy platform resulted in employee’s commitment to positive behavior changes – over 70 percent said they will change their behavior based on what they learned. A person's behavior has a stronger impact on health than almost any other factor, so a widespread commitment to positive behavior changes could have a lasting impact on future health claims.
EdLogics is an education-based consumer engagement company that provides innovative health education and learning management solutions to employers, health plans, healthcare providers, and the government. Through interactive game-based learning, multimedia educational programs, quizzes, challenges, and rewards for educational achievement, EdLogics is transforming the way consumers learn about health. The EdLogics' platform makes learning fun and engaging, measures learning comprehension, improves health literacy, and empowers consumers to take greater responsibility for managing their health. For more information about EdLogics, visit www.edlogics.com.
REMWorks Sleep Store opened in December 2014 in The Waterfront in Homestead, PA to address sleep health issues and prevent related complications resulting from common sleep disorders. Health insurer Highmark Inc provided the resources to launch this new concept that offers high quality patient care in a relaxing, comfortable and innovative retail store environment. With professional Sleep Coaches on hand, REMWorks offers products and education to improve sleep quality and overall health that can potentially reduce future claims costs on related medical conditions. REMWorks Sleep Store is designed to provide solutions for a variety of sleep disorders, offering a variety of products for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), snoring, sleeplessness, insomnia, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and even kids sleep solutions.
REMWorks Sleep Store