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How Many Things Can Go Wrong For A Patient in 3 days? Read On..

I know that there are stories all over the country just like this one. I wonder why we as purchasers and patients allow the system to work this way? There are many examples of a broken system in this story and I have highlighted a few of them. I imagine I left some out so feel free to chime in with more that you notice. As my friend says  "you can't make this stuff up". I stopped the the story at an arbritrary point but I imagine it will continue, probably for some time to come. There... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MBGH Awarded Grant to Expand National Diabetes Prevention Program in Tennessee

The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) announced that six member coalitions have been selected to receive $182,000 in funding of grants and stipends to increase awareness and lay the groundwork for coverage of the lifestyle change program that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). This initiative is a public-private partnership designed to bring to communities an evidence-based... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Giving Cost Info to Providers May Not Change Ordering Habits

From the National Business Coalition on Health: In a new article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, researchers found that giving providers the cost information at the point of order entry made NO difference in which tests were ordered. Therefore, provider cost transparency alone does not significantly influence inpatient imaging utilization. While this research was conducted entirely within one specialty, there may be significant implications for... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trust for America's Health Calls for Worksite Wellness Programs for ALL Workers

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The non-profit Trust for America's Health is calling for a revamp of public health management at the federal, state and local levels in a report that urges a greater focus on preventive care.The report, called "A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in the Next Four Years" argues that the different agencies in HHS involved with preventive healthcare should work more closely together to coordinate efforts,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Workers Recognize Rewards of Workplace Wellness Programs

From the National Business Coalition on Health: More American workers recognize the rewards of participating in workplace wellness programs, according to the latest survey from Principal Financia l. Sixty-two percent of workers, up from 55% in 2011, believe workplace wellness activities are successful in improving health and reducing health risks. In addition, 51% of respondents feel wellness benefits encourage them to work harder and perform better, and another 59% of program... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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