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Kevin Glennon, RIMS 2017: Controversy Continues: Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation

The past few years have seen sweeping changes in the state of affairs for medical marijuana across the United States. More than twenty states have now legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and new research has begun to find evidence that it may be a solution for America’s growing opioid crisis. Despite these developments, however, obstacles [...]

Eric Patten, RIMS 2017: Strategies for Managing Comorbid Conditions in Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation industry is facing a new challenge in the rise of claims associated with comorbidities, chronic or reoccurring maladies such as diabetes or obesity and the results produced when they are present simultaneously. As an increasing number of Americans are faced with health issues such as obesity, drug addiction, hypertension, and diabetes, it [...]

7 B2B Marketing Strategies for 2017

Keeping up with new developments in technology and the latest ideas and trends in marketing strategy is a key aspect of reaching real success in marketing campaigns and efforts. Many of the recent trends for this year share the common theme of customer-centric focus.  The buyers’ increasing emphasis on intelligence and genuine connection in their [...]

Accountable Care and Healthcare Innovation

One way to deal with the increasing costs in American healthcare could be a switch from a fee-for-service system to a principle called “accountable care.” This is a method in which American healthcare providers are held responsible for the health outcomes of their patients. It is also a method that reveals areas for improvement and [...]

There’s a Certified PA for That: The Transforming Roles of Physician Assistants

The role that physician assistants (PAs) play in the American healthcare system is changing and expanding along with their numbers. There are now slightly more than one hundred PAs for every one thousand doctors in the United States, and they are expanding their presence into more non-primary care specialties. The National Commission on Certification of [...]

What’s the Value of Social Media for Healthcare Brands?

The healthcare industry is in the midst of massive change. With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), declining reimbursements, rising consumerism, and hospital consolidation, it is imperative for healthcare organizations to develop innovative strategies to increase their bottom line. In this increasingly competitive marketplace, branding is ever more critical to the success of [...]

Transformative Healthcare Changes and the ACA

The millions of Americans who gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have dominated much of the discussion about American healthcare in recent years. However, many other changes over the last eight years are influencing major players and entrants into the U.S. health sector. And these changes are going to bring new openings [...]

Healthcare News Roundup: February 22, 2017

We scoured the Internet for the most relevant and interesting healthcare stories and here’s what we found, check out the articles below: The business case for digital solutions in healthcare: feasibility, open-mindedness and, of course, ROI (MobiHealthNews) Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker (The New York Times) Hospitals Find Ways to Serve Patients on Demand [...]

Is There a Surgeon in the Hospital?

Surgical Hospitalists Answer the Growing Need for Comprehensive Care One of the constant problems affecting hospitals in the United States is a shortage of general surgeons. In recent years, hospitals have found it more and more difficult to have surgeons at the ready if an individual needs an emergency procedure. That’s because of two factors: [...]

How Do I Become a Thought Leader Today?

Reaching people with your marketing message used to be simple. Brands could push information out to their audiences while they watched TV, listened to the radio, and read newspapers or magazines. Today, we consume our information in snippets from dozens of different sources throughout the day. We’re tweeting in between watching videos and sharing life’s [...]