Health Solutions Ltd™: Company Empowers Consumers
Health Solutions Ltd.
Health Solutions Ltd™ began operation in January of 2004 and was created with the belief that by systematically harnessing the power of the marketplace, employers and employees can achieve sustainable, quantifiable gains in improving quality, increasing service and reducing costs in the health care they consume.
The co-founders, Patrick Trotter and Margo Hall, have over 50 years of combined experience in health care, most recently as senior executives at Aurora Health Care. Trotter led two of Aurora’s four regions and Hall, a Registered Nurse, was the Administrator of the Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County.
“Our approach has been to research which of the various elements of health care delivery, financing and administrative systems were working and not working in companies and countries around the world,” stated Patrick Trotter, President of Health Solutions Ltd™. “It became very clear that the more the consumer is engaged at all levels, the more the benefits of the marketplace and personal responsibility can be realized. The challenge here is to combine the right elements which give the employer a satisfactory return on the investment and optimize the overall health of their employees.”
“We saw the greatest success and promise in the careful alignment of incentives, education and decision support tools so employees could have increased control, responsibility and opportunity in their family’s health, wellness and consumption decisions,” stated Margo Hall, Executive Vice President of Health Solutions Ltd™. “The reception we have received from employers is testimony to the market’s readiness for such offerings.”
The company delivers a return on investment by first reducing the number of personal health risks an individual carries using long term behavior modification. Second, Health Solutions Ltd™ promotes wiser consumption using extensive decision support tools on health conditions, provider quality and cost, and pharmaceutical usage. Third, the system provides employees with a personalized online Health and Lifestyle record that tracks behavior change and ready access to personal data.
Health Solutions Ltd™ also provides ongoing customized programming, planning, design and interventions based on the various aggregated sources of data gleaned through Health Solutions and the company. “We make full use of all delivery methodologies including the Internet, mail and telephone intervention to ensure engagement of the employees and their families and achieve quantifiable results,” stated Hall. “The beauty of the system is that it is designed to work with companies of all sizes with single or multiple locations and with any health plans or funding model. Health Solutions Ltd™ partners well with a company’s brokers, consultants and unions,” said Trotter. “The profiles of the companies we now have under contract reflect the system’s flexibility in application.”
The main offices of Health Solutions Ltd™ are located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, with other offices in Milwaukee, Madison and soon Green Bay and Appleton. For further information, please contact Patrick Trotter at (920) 457-3056.