Firms Update Employee Health Mgmt. Measurement System

April 1, 2009 ( - The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and Mercer have created the new HERO Scorecard Version 3.0, an updated system allowing employers, and other stakeholders to define employee health management (EHM) best practices and benchmark results.

A news release said the two organizations will operate an EHM benchmarking and best practice normative database.

According to the announcement, the new offering is available to organizations on a complimentary basis and responses are highly confidential.

In 2006, HERO developed and released the Employee Health Management Best Practice Scorecard, a self-administered assessment instrument that helps employers, providers, and other stakeholders define EHM best practice and establish appropriate benchmarks for EHM program results.

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