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Once, mid-century gurus offered what they thought were good posture exercises at the time: Balancing a book on your head to train your back into better alignment. Of course, we now know that posture isn't just about looks, nor can it be solved by books.
Ours is an exciting era. Robots can do brain surgery, and search engines may know you have cancer before you do. But in all the high-tech hype, it seems like artificial intelligence (AI) gets the spotlight when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients — yet not so much when it comes to insuring them. Perhaps reasonably so.
No, it’s not likely that things will go wrong. But are you prepared if they do? That’s where accident insurance comes in. Just ask Matt C., a 26-year-old who took his company softball game a little too seriously and found himself at the ER, owing thousands and filled with regret.
Come with questions, leave with answers. That’s the goal of the One Stop Clinic at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, France, which shrinks the time-to-hear wait between breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment planning from two months to one day.
You’ve done everything you can to ensure generous parental leave for your employees — but what happens when they come back? Are your return-to-work policies and benefits for parents as generous?
If you're a mom or dad of a little one, you likely know the toll that parenting can take on your spine. And it's not just about picking up and carrying around an 8-pound-and-counting baby (even though there's that, too). You load and unload the car seat, bend over for bath time, lug around the diaper bag and even strain your neck during around-the-clock feedings. So what's a new mom or dad to do?
As more employers consider a value-based care model for their benefits package — that is, shifting to options that reward providers for delivering value instead of volume — a central question remains: How do you encourage employees to see the primary care physicians and doctors who prioritize the outcomes over volume?
Imagine a future where you could tap through an app marketplace until you found the absolutely perfect application for your needs — one that paired not only with the health technology you use, but with your greater goals, patient flow, and system setup, too.
It’s no secret that conventional clinical trial design leaves ample room for improvement in oncology. Just 1 in 3 clinical trials for cancer drugs successfully advances from Phase II to Phase III. Among those, only about half make it to an approved drug. A dynamic trial can help, and here's why.
As the opioid crisis accelerates and overdose deaths climb, treatment with medication for opioid use disorder remains a controversial topic among healthcare providers and advocates of abstinence-only recovery — even as the evidence mounts that medication for addiction treatment (MAT) plays an important role in saving lives.