September 24, 2014

Truven Health Analytics Launches Enhanced EMPAQ Health and Productivity Measurement Tool

enhanced empaq health measurement toolTruven Health Analytics has announced a partnership with the National Business Group on Health to improve its Employer Measures of Productivity, Absence and Quality (EMPAQ) program.

EMPAQ is an employer-developed program that provides standardized metrics to assist companies in evaluating their health and productivity programs, such as short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation, group health, family and medical leave, incidental and integrated absence, employee assistance programs, and health management programs

“There is a direct relationship between effective management of employee health, productivity, and absence and the profitability of a company,” said Barbara Graovac, Senior Vice President at Truven Health Analytics. “By providing a direct and accurate vehicle to understand the value of a program, employers will be able to ensure they are spending wisely when it comes to cultivating a high-performing workforce.”

EMPAQ uses a streamlined survey-based submission process which aggregates and interprets survey results using sophisticated tools and analytics. The results are incorporated into an annual benchmark report. In addition, confidential individual reports, tailored to each employer’s unique experience, will be shared with the respective submitting organizations.

“With the EMPAQ program, employers will now have a set of benchmarks to show them how their key health, absence and productivity programs are performing and help to identify opportunities for improvement,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “By partnering with Truven Health Analytics we are able to ensure that the inputs powering EMPAQ accurately and comprehensively represent the experience of employers nationwide.”

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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.