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Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Although there are well-known psychological and pharmaceutical treatments, fewer than half of those affected in the world (in many countries, fewer than 10%) receive such treatments.
Some trends in health care transformation are already making their mark on the industry, including the migration towards value, competitive pressures driving efficiency, as well as the digital evolution opening the door to new entrants. How will this transformation impact the very fundamentals of health care economics?
The World Economic Forum estimates it will take 202 years to close the global gender gap at work. We can’t wait that long; we need to do more to drive change, level the playing field and turn good intentions into better outcomes.
This International Women’s Day let’s not only celebrate women, let’s build diverse, supportive workplace cultures that appeal to women, improve their health and well-being, and propel their success. For large employers, it’s a morale and economic imperative.
Are we at the tipping point? Given the imperative for health care transformation and policies that go beyond coverage reshuffling and cost shifting, challenging the fundamental issues in health care and making it more affordable for all, will the industry transform itself? Will government play a leading role and cut through bureaucratic and political obstacles to real health reform?
Miscarriages are common. Leading employers are stepping up to support their employees through a very challenging experience. During a time when it can seem difficult to know what the right thing is to do, consider offering the following benefits as a way to show compassion not just to an employee that has lost her baby but also to her partner who shares in her experience of loss.
A Business Group Staffer’s Perspective on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Medical Marijuana, and What Employers Can Do About Them: At a recent visit to my psychologist’s office, I saw one of those waiting room magazines we all typically ignore these days now that smart phones are ubiquitous. This one, though, caught my eye because its cover highlights two topics I’ve recently helped create NBGH resources on: medical marijuana and multiple sclerosis.
“Hospitals of the future won’t look the same,” claims Business Health Agenda 2019 keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health and President of Thomas Jefferson University. When thinking about the “tipping point” as it relates to health care transformation, we need to consider the degree to which clinicians can implement new methodologies and truly integrate personalized medicine with the many other aspects of health we’ve come to prioritize.