Contributor: How Balancing Compliance, Comprehension, and Privacy Can Optimize Access to Patient Data

March 6th 2021, 1:15pm


In preparing for the upcoming implementation of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule by CMS, best practices for health plans include prioritizing data mapping, sensitivity codes for privacy, and consumer-friendly language in accessible data for patients.

Jeffrey Hogan Discusses Helping Health Care Payers Create Pandemic Infrastructure

February 28th 2021, 12:00pm


Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast regional manager of the Rogers Benefit Group and member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Business Group on Health, discussed how his organization helped providers navigate some of the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Financial, Emotional Costs of Taking a Sick Day Rising Amid the Pandemic

February 25th 2021, 7:17pm


A survey found that 42% of US working adults were more stressed or anxious in the past year about taking a sick day to care for themselves or someone else compared with years past, with 1 sick day currently associated with a $227 earnings loss.

Denise Giambalvo on Upcoming Discussions at MBGH’s Behavioral Health Program

February 21st 2021, 3:30pm


The Midwest Business Group on Health's program this week on behavioral health will explore strategies that employers have implemented to address rising anxiety and financial stressors in the workforce amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts: Advice for Employers

February 18th 2021, 6:30pm


An article by Willis Towers Watson discusses how employers are supporting their respective workforce amid the pandemic, with education of approved vaccines and effective communication channels with state and local health departments referenced as key actions to be taken at this time.

Assessing Health Care Policy Reform at the Federal and State Levels

February 14th 2021, 3:00pm


In addition to coronavirus disease 2019, several other factors will play a major role in health care policy reform for federal and state-level health officials this year, including the transition to value-based care and containment of high health care costs.

Humana, IBM Watson Health Collaborate to Improve Health Benefit Transparency

February 11th 2021, 1:00pm


Humana and IBM Watson Health collaboration to streamline access to accurate information on benefits and health care costs for Humana employer group members, agents, and employers.

Examining Initiatives Addressing Mental Health, Care Disparities in Underserved Communities

February 7th 2021, 3:00pm


Several initiatives help to provide free clinical research and education to promote diversity and inclusion in clinical trials, as well as to spotlight and destigmatize mental health issues, noted Angela Colon-Mahoney, MS, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.

Employer Health Centers Expand Virtual Care Services Amid Pandemic

February 4th 2021, 10:23pm


A survey by Willis Towers Watson found that nearly half of employer onsite and near-site health centers expanded virtual care services during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, including in chronic condition management and behavioral health.

How Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Can Improve Patient Inequities, Workforce Culture

January 31st 2021, 2:30pm


Through an organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives, the biopharmaceutical industry can better serve historically underserved populations and cultivate a more diverse workforce and inclusive culture.