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WHATELSESHOULDYOUTHINKABOUTInadditionwhileprogramconsistencymaynotbeimmediatelyattainablestartplanningfordatacollectionanddatainterpretationbeforelaunch.Youmaynothaveallthepiecesinplaceinitiallybutawellthought-outplanwillhelpyoumakechangesalongtheway.Itx19shardtomakechangestodatacollectionaftertheprogramhasbeenestablishedandprocesseshavebeenimplementedx14andprovingROImaybedifcultifyourdataisnx19tusefultoyourcompany.Healthprogramswillbeusedindifferentwaysindifferentpartsoftheworldwhichwillaffectwhatandhowdataiscollected.Andthatx19sokay.Theprogramdoesnothavetobethesameacrosstheglobe.Itx19smoreimportantthatitx19sculturallyrelevantinordertoengagepeopleandtoensuretheservicesaremeaningfulandbenecial.Youshouldhoweverbethinkingaboutwhatinformationyouwantfromyourdataandhowtoultimatelygetthatcomparativeinformation.CONCLUSIONTHEFUTUREOFGLOBALHEALTHPROGRAMSTheincreasedfocusonpreventativecareandbehaviorchangeiscreatingagrowingbusinessimperativetoimproveanddevelopacultureofhealth.Thiswillreducepersonnelcostsovertimebutitalsoincreasestheneedforgoodmanagementpractices.x1cGoodmanagerscanhelpimplementpoliciesx1dsaysDr.Seidlx1cbuttheymightneedtrainingtodoso.x1dFluctuationsinthebusinessclimateandworldeconomyovertimewillalsoaffectprogramdevelopment.Whichiswhyexibilitywillbeinstrumentaltothesuccessofglobalhealthprogramsx14aswellastheabilitytobalancecustomizationandstandardization.Ultimatelyinanyglobalhealthprogramallhealthandwellnessinitiativeswillhavetobeadaptedtotlocalsocialpoliticalandpracticalrealities.x1cGoodmanagerscanhelpimplementpoliciesbuttheymightneedtrainingtodoso.x1d-Dr.WolfgangSeidlheadofHealthManagementConsultingEMEAMercerx1cInsomelocationsaroundtheworldpersonnelcostsarerelativelylowandEAPmayamounttoalargerpercentageoxftotalpayrollcosts.Insuchcasesvalueishardertoproveandthebuy-incanbedixffculttoget.x1d-Dr.JohnPompemanagerofDisabilityandBehavioralHealthProgramsCaterpillarInc.