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Ever Wonder What A Never-Event Looks Like?

Every year 1,300 to 2,700 Americans are harmed by wrong-site errors. Even after all the attention to this issue since 1999, brought to light by To Err is Human , and an understanding that it is possible NOT to have these injuries, highlighted in 2001 in Crossing the Quality Chasm , these numbers are not going down and people are still harmed. It is critical to put a face on this problem. It is not just numbers, it is people that are harmed -- it can be you, your family, your co-worker,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, June 17, 2011

McKinsey Projects 30% of Employers Will Drop Health Benefits

Major findings from McKinsey's early 2011 survey of 1,300 employers include: Overall, 30 percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) in the years after 2014. Among employers with a high awareness of reform, this proportion increases to more than 50 percent, and upward of 60 percent will pursue some alternative to traditional ESI. At least 30 percent of employers would gain economically from dropping coverage even if... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, June 6, 2011

Employers Take Note: Sitting is Bad For Your Employees & Your Business!

Recent research indicates that "sitting can be lethal". With the increase of "knowledge workers" who are tied to their desks on the phone, webinars, computer and in long conference room meetings, employers should start thinking about how to keep these employees active throughout the day, improving employee effectiveness. Here are a couple of articles from offering suggestions on how to get your employees up and moving while they are doing their jobs and on how to establish a wellness... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, June 2, 2011

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