Joe Willis, a graduate student at Indiana University Northwest, received his MBA diploma from his hospital bed at University of Chicago Hospital where he was recovering from a heart transplant, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Illinois, and Texas.
Inger Burnett-Zeigler, the only black woman serving as a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Northwestern University's department of psychiatry, describes the obstacles that prevent many black women from seeking mental health care—even though black women are disproportionately likely to suffer from conditions such as PTSD and depression.
Forbes' 'America's Best Employers' and 'America's Best Midsize Employers' for 2018 rankings feature a combined 55 health care providers, 35 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, 51 insurers—including several health care insurers—and 25 health care equipment and services companies.
Over the last few months, as more allegations of workplace sexual harassment have come to the fore, providers have asked Advisory Board for best practices regarding implementation and enforcement of anti-discrimination, and in particular anti-sexual harassment, policies. To learn more about the challenges health care employers face in this space and how they can overcome them, we sat down with Dan Levy, a Partner at Epstein Becker Green.
In 2012, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute discovered that its workforce engagement had fallen to the 19th percentile of national engagement trends, so it set out on a mission to improve those scores—and rose to the 87th percentile in engagement nationwide, Dörte Heimbeck and colleagues write for NEJM Catalyst.
UnitedHealthcare last week announced that it will expand its bundled payment program for spinal surgeries and knee and hip replacements to 37 markets, citing results so far that include $18 million in savings for employers and a 22% drop in hospital readmissions.