Care Navigation Has Become an Imperative for Payers and Employers

In the span of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has managed to unceremoniously toss out our assumptions about what healthcare consultations should look like. In a pre-COVID world, we believed that in-person appointments were a necessity and shrugged off telemedicine and carer navigation services as “nice-to-haves.” Now, those tables have taken a drastic turn.  [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:23:08+00:00August 18th, 2020|Blog|

Addressing the Oncoming Paradigm Shift in American Healthcare

As I write this blog, I find myself frustrated with by the never-ending hand-wringing about the health care affordability crisis and the unsustainability of the cur rent benefit models for both employers and their employees. The time for action is now. It is my fervent belief that the opportunity for a paradigm change does exist [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:58:50+00:00May 14th, 2019|Blog|

Are Near-Site Communities the Future of Senior Healthcare?

That old stereotype of Grandma spending her later days watching CNN in her daughter’s back room may well be heading into retirement. Baby Boomers are entering their last decades in droves; according to statistics provided by the Pew Research Group, roughly 10,000 Boomers will turn 65 every day until 2030. The Census Bureau further estimates [...]

By |2020-11-19T16:13:40+00:00March 12th, 2019|Blog|

Will Amazon Usher In a New Age of Technology-Centered Healthcare?

Amazon is widely acknowledged for its disruptive capabilities. In the span of only a few decades, it managed to revolutionize the way that many people engage with consumer goods. Its meteoric rise to prominence played a crucial part in toppling once-giant brick-and-mortar department stores -- and for good reason. After all, why would someone bother [...]

By |2019-02-06T22:08:02+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|

Reconsidering Women’s Health in Benefits Packages

When you think of healthcare benefits for women, what pops into your head? For most people, the answer would probably be family leave. It’s a hot-button issue; while federal law requires employers to offer their full-time female employees job-protected, unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks after the birth or adoption of a new child, [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:41:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Blog|

Are Workplace Wellness Programs Invaluable Cost-Savers or a Waste?

Workplace wellness programs get a bad rap. Some skeptics and industry critics deride all such efforts as well-meaning but ineffective, labeling them as deserving recognition for their positive intent, but not for their impact. They cost more money than they save; their tangible benefits appear underwhelming at best. Judging by the critical literature, it would [...]

By |2018-12-04T16:07:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|

The Opioid Epidemic is an Employment Crisis

Above all else, the opioid crisis is insidious. It slips into communities, stealing away lives and livelihoods alike as it quietly grows. The tragedy addiction causes tends to overshadow its secondary impacts on business and community during conversations about the opioid crisis, and for good reason. The risk to an individual's health and life is [...]

By |2018-11-13T15:22:49+00:00November 13th, 2018|Blog|

Health Investing is About More than Dollars and Cents

When it comes to innovations in healthcare technology, the line between futuristic impossibility and real-world advancement can be thin. Over the past decade, the healthcare world has made strides into near-science fiction. We now have exoskeletons that can allow the paralyzed to walk, VR programs that help med students practice patient interactions before ever stepping [...]

By |2018-07-10T19:39:52+00:00July 10th, 2018|Blog|