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HR Happy Hour 143 - 'Gaming Health and Wellness'

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HR Happy Hour 143 - 'Gaming Health and Wellness'

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00PM ET

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In a climate of rising obesity rates and increasing health care costs, workplace wellness has emerged as a way for employers to address the health and well-being of their employees. Although workplace wellness has existed in one form or another for well over four decades, advances in technology have recently and rapidly changed the way employee health promotion programs are delivered.

In the past five years in particular, companies have begun adopting gaming technology in the service of wellness, making the achievement of healthy goals more approachable, engaging, social, and fun.

This week on the show we will welcome special guests Dr. Rajiv Kumar the the founder and chief medical officer at ShapeUp, the leading global provider of clinically proven, social networking-based employee wellness programs; as well as Fran Melmed ,the owner of context, an award-winning communication and change management consulting firm that specializes in wellness and health care consumerism to talk about:

Workplace wellness challenges

Why wellness can be more than just fun with games

How insurers and consumers are adopting health games

Why health games are proliferating and succeeding in the workplace.

It should be a fun an interesting show and I hope you can join us!

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