Health Management

17 10, 2017

Is Your HDHP Ruining Your Disease Management and Wellness Program Outcomes?

By |October 17th, 2017|Health Management|Comments Off on Is Your HDHP Ruining Your Disease Management and Wellness Program Outcomes?

Is Your HDHP Ruining Your Disease Management and Wellness Program OutcomesHealthcare costs continue to trend upward and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are increasing in popularity as a means of reducing associated premiums. The thought is that the higher cost-sharing requirements of HDHPs [...]

12 10, 2017

Amazon and the Prescription Question

By |October 12th, 2017|Health Management|Comments Off on Amazon and the Prescription Question

Amazon and the Prescription QuestionWould you order prescription drugs through Amazon? That is one of the questions Amazon is likely trying to answer as they decide whether or not to create a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), contract with an existing PBM, or [...]

15 09, 2017

UNC Health Care Set to Partner with Carolinas HealthCare – Is This Good for Consumers?

By |September 15th, 2017|Health Management|Comments Off on UNC Health Care Set to Partner with Carolinas HealthCare – Is This Good for Consumers?

UNC Health Care Set to Partnerwith Carolinas HealthCareOn August 31, 2017, UNC Health Care announced a plan to merge with Carolinas HealthCare. This merger, if approved, would bring together the nation’s second largest healthcare system with a renowned, academic-based teaching hospital [...]

12 09, 2017

The Impact of Opioid Abuse on Employers

By |September 12th, 2017|Health Management|Comments Off on The Impact of Opioid Abuse on Employers

The Impact of Opioid Abuse on EmployersThe United States tops the world in drug deaths. More people died from overdoses in 2015 than car accidents and gun violence. Employers are not isolated from these results. One senior manufacturing manager describes this [...]

28 12, 2016

Top 10 Health Industry Issues For 2017

By |December 28th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Top 10 Health Industry Issues For 2017

health-industryAs 2016 comes to a close, predictions for 2017 being released.  Pour a cup of eggnog (low-fat eggnog), and settle in for an overview of the top 10 health industry issues for 2017 released by PwC Health Research Institute.

We will have a [...]

31 08, 2016

Buyer Beware, Clipping Coupons Can Cost Your Pharmacy Plan Big Bucks

By |August 31st, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Buyer Beware, Clipping Coupons Can Cost Your Pharmacy Plan Big Bucks

pharmacyUnfortunately, in the normal consumer world, one often thinks that a coupon or discount card will save you money.  But as we recently watched in the news, thanks to Mylan’s EpiPen price hikes, the solution of offering [...]

15 08, 2016

Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

By |August 15th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

telemedicineIt’s so predictable - just like clockwork every year.  My family gets ready to go on vacation, and then it begins.  One son says his “throat is hurting” and I find out he had been playing with a friend [...]

12 08, 2016

13 Million Steps And Counting – A Wellness Journey

By |August 12th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on 13 Million Steps And Counting – A Wellness Journey

Chris Froome accomplished quite a feat this July, becoming Britain’s first three-time winner of the Tour de France. He was also the first Tour de France winner to defend his title in over twenty years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, HCW employees were embarking on [...]

28 03, 2016

Community Paramedicine: The Evolution of Case Management

By |March 28th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Community Paramedicine: The Evolution of Case Management

Community Paramedicine_As healthcare costs continue to climb and the new reality of the Affordable Care Act sets in employers, providers, and communities are all looking for new ways to impact their healthcare costs. One emerging trend to combat costs for [...]

10 03, 2016

Oral Health: More Than Just a Pretty Smile

By |March 10th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Oral Health: More Than Just a Pretty Smile

Oral HealthWhat do endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease have in common? According to the Mayo Clinic, all of these diseases may have a link to oral health. Understanding the connection between oral health and diseases, [...]

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