Employers

Contributor: Seven Shifts to an Agile Culture in Health Care

June 22nd 2021, 1:45pm

Article

Agility has long been a big buzzword, but its salience and importance has been growing. Gallup’s research on agility finds that there are 7 fundamental shifts common to highly agile leaders—driving these changes through a hospital can help significantly advance a culture of agility.

How HR Practices, Priorities Are Shifting Post Pandemic for Health Care Organizations

June 18th 2021, 4:15pm

Article

The Accurate Healthcare Insights survey identified notable changes in human resources policies and practices for health care organizations during the pandemic, with technology use projected to increase by 60% compared with prepandemic levels.

Pandemic Factors Driving Predictions for 2022 Medical Cost Trends

June 15th 2021, 10:00pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the author of the annual PwC Behind the Numbers report, which looks ahead at medical cost trends in the United States.

Adoption of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act May Lead to Billions in Savings

June 11th 2021, 5:00pm

Article

A new study from Milliman investigated the potential financial impact if H.R.3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, was fully implemented.

From the Editorial Board: Bruce W. Sherman, MD

June 11th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

Employer Implications of Returning to a Stabilized Business Environment

June 9th 2021, 2:30pm

Video

Michael Thompson, president and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, discussed findings of his organization’s Pulse of the Purchaser survey that signaled a return to a stabilized business environment.

Redefining Value Assessment to Better Engage Employers, Optimize Health Care Decision-Making

June 3rd 2021, 10:00pm

Article

Stakeholders discuss barriers and solutions to employer engagement on value assessment, which includes redefining goals to that of the employer and patient, and moving beyond the scope of cost and clinical outcomes.

Examining Well-being and Caregiving Support for Employees, Strategies for the Future

May 29th 2021, 1:00pm

Video

Rachael McCann, senior director at Willis Towers Watson, speaks of the greater need for mental health and well-being resources from employers to address caregiving demands amid the pandemic.

Contributor: Companies Can’t Afford a She-cession

May 27th 2021, 3:51pm

Article

As working women have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, solutions to address what has been coined a “she-cession” include targeted communications, flexible work schedules, and increased education/tutoring resources.

WHO Study Finds Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Stroke, Heart Disease Mortality

May 21st 2021, 3:00pm

Article

In 2016, long working hours were associated with 745,000 deaths and 23.3 million disability-adjusted life-years from ischemic heart disease and stroke combined.