Online “house calls”
from the experts at Mayo Clinic
20,000+ health-dedicated websites on the Internet, deciding where
to go for factual, research-based information can be enough to send
a person surfing for headache remedies. Now Boeing employees and
their families will have a single, reliable source for health answers
they can trust: www.BoeingWellness.com.
This new eHealth portalpowered and maintained by the world-renowned
Mayo Clinic will be rolled out to Boeing people worldwide
between May-August 2003.
Users will have access to a library of up-to-date health news,
decision guides, and interactive wellness tools for losing weight,
managing stress, exercising and staying on top of chronic conditions
such as asthma and headaches. They can submit questions to Mayo
Clinic physicians and sign up for healthy-lifestyle support services.
All of this content is developed and frequently updated by Mayo
Clinic experts, and much of it has been tested with patients.
"People are taking a more proactive approach to managing their
personal well-being," said Mike Brennan, manager of companywide
wellness programs at Boeing. "And it's critical they have credible
and understandable health information. That's why Boeing partnered
with Mayo to create BoeingWellness.com."
Because the site is administered for Boeing by Mayo Clinic, employees
and their families can access it from any computer 24 hours a day,
seven days a weekwhether they're at home or at work. They
will also have Mayo Clinic's guarantee for complete privacy.
In addition, BoeingWellness.com users will also get timely information
about programs, services, and events that are offered exclusively
to Boeing employees and family members. These include Boeing fitness
centers, the Employee Assistance Program, and health fairs and seminars.
Because users register when they visit the first time, they only
see information specific to their areas.
"That's another advantage to having a site like BoeingWellness.com,"
Brennan said. "People are interested in getting trustworthy information
off the Internet, but they're also interested in connecting with
people, events, and other resources. The eHealth site offers it
alltailored to our Boeing people.
"Following the mergers, we realized that we had a patchwork of
wellness programs at various locations," Brennan said. "Our team
is integrating and developing tools that every member of the Boeing
community can access, regardless of where they live and work.
"For example, we launched a 'quit-tobacco' program last year that
all employees can usewhether they're in Nebraska or Nepal,"
Brennan said. "BoeingWellness.com, along with the Harmony health
letter, will allow people to stay informed and take advantage of
everything that's available to them."