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by Healthe at Cerner
Published on September 8, 2017

Brain and emotional health play a significant role in personal well-being.

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. This stat shows that, in one way or another, we all need to work on our mental health.

At Cerner, we want you to be happy, healthy and productive. That’s why over the last five years, we’ve invested in the behavioral health space through our benefits plan design, on-site services, wellness class education and web-based tools. Looking to the future, we will continue to emphasize brain and emotional health efforts across the spectrum of health and care.

“Brain health is important because it is principal to all other health-based improvements; yet it remains one of the most overlooked aspects of our health. Understanding behavior, the neurological pathways that lead to our habits and tendencies, gives us the best chance to improve our health. Humans need help in navigating that complexity and that is why it is important for Cerner to have this focus.”

Jared Frey
Director
Revenue Cycle Development

MyBrainSolutions
Life gets busy, even overwhelming at times, but intentional focus on mindfulness and meditation can help to increase resilience and reduce stress. Cerner partners with MyBrainSolutions to offer associates access to online tools for mental gymnastics and working on skills, such as memory, concentration, resilience and alertness. The tool even provides tools for practicing mindfulness and mediation.

Mindful Minutes
Mindful Minutes are 15-minute telephonic sessions led by members from the Healthe Clinic and Healthe Fitness Center teams. “The sessions lead associates in meditation and mindfulness practices to help them reset stress response, improve sleep, increase feelings of well-being and much more,” said Erin Schepmann, Healthe Clinic senior wellness coach and leader of Mindful Minutes sessions.

In addition to benefitting from Motion Health programing, Bill Vega also participates in Mindful Minutes sessions. “Attending a Mindful Minutes session, especially those focused on mindful breathing techniques, is the best 15-minute investment I can make in myself during the day,” said Bill.

Healthe Minds Manager Toolkit
In collaboration with the Healthe Clinic and Associate Relations, Healthe at Cerner developed the Healthe Minds manager toolkit as a practical guide for supplying managers with tools and resources they need to support associates from a brain health perspective.

“Our world, inside and outside of Cerner, is exponentially more complicated than it has ever been. This complexity requires a shared accountability to cope and to be healthy,” said Jerad Frey, director of Revenue Cycle Development. “The facts, resources and guidance available in the toolkit, and broadly in the behavioral health offerings from Cerner, will allow for a common understanding of this extremely important aspect of life. With broad awareness, we’ll be able to foster an environment that empowers and enables associates to deliver high levels of value while continually improving their overall health.”

Behavioral Therapy

  • Health plan members have access to substance abuse and mental health services. To identify a behavioral therapist or service provider, visit cernerhps.com.
  • Call the Healthe Clinic at 816.210.CARE to make an appointment with a behaviorial therapist.

Health and Wellness Coaching
A health or wellness coach can guide you to make lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, stress management, learning healthy coping skills, healthy sleep habits and more. Call the Healthe Clinic at 816.210.CARE to make an appointment with a behaviorial therapist.

Pharmacy Advocacy Program
Tria Health and Healthe Clinic pharmacists will help members manage medications to help ensure they're safe, effective and affordable. The program is voluntary, confidential and available to Cerner health benefits primary subscribers and their covered dependents at no cost.

Cerner health benefits are also designed to cover the cost of generic anti-depressants and anxiety medication.

My Life Resources (EAP)
My Life Resources, provided by Magellan Health, is our Associate Assistance Program. My Life Resources is here to help and guide you in taking the steps to a more healthy, vibrant life. Access confidential tools and services to empower you and your family to be your best each day. Services, including clinical counseling, legal and financial counseling and advice and work-life services, are available via telephone or online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Your Medical Ally
Your Medical Ally helps members navigate and get the best out of the health care system. Members can work with a physician-led team and receive personalized treatment decision information to make more educated decisions about health and care.

Information kits are available on a variety of topics, including:

  • Depression
  • Friends and family of adults with mental illnesses
  • Parents and caregivers of children with mental illness
  • Stress management
  • Understanding grief and loss

 Access Your Medical Ally here: https://cernerhps.com/consumer-medical-GPS/