Monthly Archives: September 2013

CANADA’S AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: I am not kidding.

The state medical insurance exchanges in the US have been launched. This will bring affordable health care insurance to the many millions who were previously uninsured. It will also improve how insurance will work by eliminating pre-existing conditions in the … Continue reading

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DRUG PLAN DESIGN- SAVE MONEY BUT TRASH THE TALENT

Drug plan design is all the rage. Everyone is jumping in to save lots of money. Here is how it works. A consultant will analyze the group’s drug data including type, class and cost of medications. Then, the consultant will … Continue reading

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PSYCHIATRY MOVES FROM PSEUDO TO REAL SCIENCE:

Psychiatry is changing and moving into the realm of real science with an emerging understanding of the brain’s complex neural circuitry. In depression, this brain circuitry is dysfunctional.  In essence, the plumbing is broken. Advanced brain imaging is being used … Continue reading

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MAKING PSYCHIATRY ACCESSIBLE IN RURAL CANADA:

Accessing psychiatric services in rural communities is very difficult. There is an unmet and rapidly growing need for these essential services. To solve this problem, Rupert Case Management Inc. (RCM) provides rural  clients with high quality mental health services using … Continue reading

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EARLY INTERVENTION FOR DISABILITY MANAGEMENT: Nelofar Kureshi, clinical researcher, Rupert Case Management Inc.

Early Intervention for Disability Management  Nelofar Kureshi , clinical researcher and case manager, Rupert Case Management Inc. In a synthesis of disability management studies, Frank et al (1998) determined that medical management in the first 3-4 weeks after the onset … Continue reading

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