The June issue of Health Affairs reveals the conclusion of the definitive 3-year randomized control trial on wellness, conducted by the industry's leading research team, Professor Katherine Baicker (now dean of the University of Chicago's School of Public Health) and Zirui Song, of Harvard Medical School.
"No significant differences were found in self-reported health; clinical markers of health; health care spending or use; or absenteeism, tenure, or job performance. "
Conversely, a major wellness vendor released the results of their own internal study showing exactly the opposite. Highlights are an 84% reduction in people with high blood pressure, a 50% reduction in obesity and employee turnover -- and by far the greatest savings that have ever been achieved in a wellness program.
Both teams are being offered the opportunity to defend their diametrically opposed conclusions.
Towards the end, you will have the opportunity to vote. This will determine, in the immortal words of the great philosopher Rick Perry, whether or not who is right.
Epilogue: The Great Reveal. No, not who these people are but rather which vendor(s) actually do something useful.