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MBGH Reports on MBGH & Shelby County Health Department Project to Improve Health of Employees

MBGH Reports summarizes the MBGH & Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) project collaboration to improve the health of employees by conducting the SCHD health promotion program at Memphis employer worksites. In addition to a project summary, the report presents major findings and recommendations to help the program be relevant, effective and marketable to the employer community. All MBGH employers would offer the program to their employees again and employees gave the program high... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MBGH's Health Reform Meeting Outlined Key Decisions for Employers

Andy Webber, CEO and President of the National Business Coalition on Health in Washington, DC, addressed a room full of Memphis employers and community leaders at Christian Brothers University on December 14,2010, on "Health Care Reform: The Uncertain Journey Forward" Andy suggested there are three chapters in health reform, each of which include key decisions for employers: Chapter 1: Health Insurance & Benefits Regulation Will employers choose to continue grandfather status for... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Leapfrog Group Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary & Names Top Hospitals of the Decade

On November 30, 2010 at a gala celebration in Washington, DC attended by more than 350 of the most influential health, healthcare and policy experts in the country, The Leapfrog Group celebrated 10 years of triggering giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care. U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke , represented the Obama Administration, and CMS Administrator, Don Berwick, MD , unable to attend due to a prior commitment, sent greetings... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Healthy People 2020 Sets Agressive Goals for Health Improvement

On December 2, 2010, HHS released "Healthy People 2020", updating goals and objectives for improving the health of our nation over the next decade (replaces Healthy People 2010). Visit the Healthy People 2020 website for details. Overarching goals include: Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups. Create social and physical... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, December 4, 2010

Deficit Panel Targets Healthcare Cost Reduction to Reduce US Debt

Just when we were all beginning to adjust to the sweeping changes in health insurance plans required by Health Reform legislation passed in March 2010, we are now bombarded by the possibility of more changes included in the Deficit Panel's recommendations to reduce US debt. Although many of these specifics may not become law, most experts believe that they will, indeed, be considered and debated since healthcare costs and their rate of increase contribute significantly to the Federal deficit.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, December 2, 2010

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