January 23, 2018

Category Archives: Health Journal

In Wake Of Layoffs, N.H. Hospital Chief Announces Departure

In Wake Of Layoffs, N.H. Hospital Chief Announces Departure

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State Highlights: Feds, Chicago Hospitals Go Back To Court On Proposed Merger; In Minn., Allina Nurses OK Open-Ended Strike

State Highlights: Feds, Chicago Hospitals Go Back To Court On Proposed Merger; In Minn., Allina Nurses OK Open-Ended Strike

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Research Roundup: Mental Health Challenges; Telehealth Parity; Long-Term Care Insurance

Research Roundup: Mental Health Challenges; Telehealth Parity; Long-Term Care Insurance

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Want to Improve Patient Health? Stop Promoting Health!

Want to Improve Patient Health? Stop Promoting Health!

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH is Director of  Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center and Researcher for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan. Thanks to her for sharing the following post on the interest within the health care and wellness industries regarding the science behind why health promoters should stop promoting health if they want patients to adopt healthy lifestyles.  Health promoters need a better hook than “health” if they want patients to actually achieve better health. This suggestion may seem paradoxical and even downright heretical. But a quick reality check with those who have tried and failed repeatedly to stick to a health-motivated exercise or diet …Continue Reading

New Tech Tonics Podcast: When Companies Go Awry

New Tech Tonics Podcast: When Companies Go Awry

Geoff Clapp The success of Silicon Valley is often attributed to the ability of the entrepreneurial community to embrace setbacks, rather than punishing those who experience them.  Celebrating these setbacks has become an art form of it own; as a recent NYT op-ed suggested, “telling the story of what went wrong is a way to wring insight from failure, but it’s also a way of proclaiming membership in a community of innovators who are unafraid of taking risks.” In contrast to pat narratives of failure and redemption, or of lessons learned from flying too close to the sun, today’s guest, Geoff Clapp, offers…Continue Reading

Viewpoints: Misconceptions About Patient Privacy; DOJ’s Suit Against Insurers’ Mega-Mergers Makes Case Against Single-Payer

Viewpoints: Misconceptions About Patient Privacy; DOJ’s Suit Against Insurers’ Mega-Mergers Makes Case Against Single-Payer

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Research Roundup: Teens And Nighttime Car Crashes; Self-Insured Plans; Virtual Violence

Research Roundup: Teens And Nighttime Car Crashes; Self-Insured Plans; Virtual Violence

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CMS Releases 2017 Enrollment Manual For Individual And Small Business Marketplaces

CMS Releases 2017 Enrollment Manual For Individual And Small Business Marketplaces

On July 19, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and Federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (FF-SHOP) Enrollment Manual for the fourth (2017) marketplace open enrollment period. The 167 page manual covers in detail the rules and procedures governing the FFM and FF-SHOP, issuers of qualified health plans (QHPs) and qualified dental plans (QDPs) in the FFM and FF-SHOP, qualified individuals and employers who apply for coverage in the FFM and FF-SHOP, and brokers and agents (including web-brokers) and others who assist applicants and enrollees. The manual applies in FFM states …Continue Reading

Olympic bronze for a “big girl”

Olympic bronze for a “big girl”

Here is a great TBT post from July 2012. Olympian Elana Mayers contributed an excellent body confidence piece to our Body Image Series. Today, we honor our Disruptive Olympian! For more great resources on Body Image, please download our free e-book.  In 2010 when I was named to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, I was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, female athlete on the team.  I was definitely not the tallest, but I did have one of the highest weights – it was even reported in an article. In my sport, the goal is to push a 400-pound bobsled as fast as …Continue Reading

Women as Agents of Change in Global Development

Women as Agents of Change in Global Development

Women are essential to global development. Gender equality leads to higher rates of education, better health outcomes, increased economic growth, and even improved agricultural production. Focusing on the empowerment of women doesn’t just benefit women; it benefits society as a whole. None of this is new information. The importance of women’s empowerment has been a part of the global development conversation since the very beginning of international development efforts. In 1948, theUnited Nations established the Commission on the Status of Women just three years after the organization itself came into existence. The Commission was the first global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the empowerment of women…Continue Reading