Workplace Wellness Results and Privacy Concerns: Interviews With Al Lewis and Dr Deborah Peel
Managed Care Cast
With healthcare costs in the United States rising, employers have been trying to find a way to get a handle on these costs by improving employee health and well-being. Workplace wellness programs have been around for decades, but they received a boost in 2010 with the Affordable Care Act allowing companies to offer financial incentives to get employees to participate in the programs.However, the research on these wellness programs has been mixed, to say the least, with more recent research finding that these programs don’t really work. But more than just the unclear health benefits of these programs, there are real data and privacy concerns for employees. In this podcast, Al Lewis, a famed opponent of workplace wellness programs, provides insight on just why he’s so confident these programs don’t work, and Deborah Peel, MD, outlines her privacy concerns in the age of data sharing.Read more:Do Wellness Outcomes Reports Systematically and Dramatically Overstate Savings? www.ajmc.com/contributor/al-lewis-jd/2017/01/do-wellness-outcomes-reports-systematically-and-dramatically-overstate-savingsWorkplace Wellness Can Be Hazardous to Your Health: www.ajmc.com/contributor/al-lewis-jd/2018/05/workplace-wellness-can-be-hazardous-to-your-healthNBER's Invalidation of Wellness: Behind the Headlines: www.ajmc.com/contributor/al-lewis-jd/2018/03/nbers-invalidation-of-wellness-behind-the-headlinesBoosting Workplace Wellness Programs With Financial Incentives: www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2017/2017-vol23-n10/boosting-workplace-wellness-programs-with-financial-incentivesEmployer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Attract Already Fit and Healthy Individuals: www.ajmc.com/newsroom/employersponsored-wellness-programs-attract-already-fit-and-healthy-individuals
Deborah Peel - Hearsay Culture Show #171 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)
Center for Internet and Society
A talk show on KZSU-FM, Stanford, 90.1 FM, hosted by Center for Internet & Society Resident Fellow David S. Levine. The show includes guests and focuses on the intersection of technology and society. How is our world impacted by the great technological changes taking place? Each week, a different sphere is explored. This week, David interviews Dr. Deborah Peel on health information privacy. For more information, please go to http://hearsayculture.com.
Mari Frank Interviews Dr. Deborah Peel, Medical Privacy Expert
KUCI: Privacy Piracy
Deborah C. Peel, M.D. is Chair and Founder of Patient Privacy Rights, a national consumer medical privacy watchdog organization. Peel is a nationally recognized expert on medical privacy. She has been a proponent of retaining the Hippocratic Oath and medical ethics as the foundation for a patient-centered healthcare system for over a decade. She has testified before Congress and NCVHS on medical privacy, genetic privacy, and pharmacy benefits managers. Peel has practiced Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis for 29 years. For eleven years, she was Chief of Psychiatry at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX, where she ran the section of 100+ psychiatrists. She is a past President of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and a past President of the National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. Her experiences as a practicing physician, watching the elimination of medical privacy and the resulting harm to patients convinced her of the need for a strong national consumer advocacy organization dedicated to saving medical privacy rights. As a mother and consumer she could not in good conscience leave the design and control of our national healthcare system and protection of patient privacy to industry.http://www.patientprivacyrights.org
Mari Frank, Esq interviews Deborah Peel, MD on Medical Privacy, March 8 2006
KUCI: Privacy Piracy
Deborah Peel, MD is a psychiatrist and a leading privacy expert on medical privacy. Deborah shares with you the danger of the new federal pending legislation which will take away any of the limited privacy you hjave left with regard to your health care privacy. Listen to this frightening, yet informative interview and learn what you must do to protect yourself with regard to genetic privacy and othere types of privacy iissues which could prohibit you from getting a job, health insurance, or life insurance, or a house or apartment.