Monthly Archives: November 2013

EARLY INTERVENTION FOR ABSENCES FROM WORK ARE IMPORTANT:

Life satisfaction ratings highlight importance of early absence intervention: People off sick from work have the lowest life satisfaction scores People who are economically inactive due to being temporarily sick or long-term sick have the lowest average life satisfaction and … Continue reading

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MANAGING ENTERPRISE HEALTH RISK

Managing risk to the enterprise is the job of the highest priced talent at the enterprise. There are many sources of health risk to the enterprise. The risks range from a pandemic which can close the doors for months or … Continue reading

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VALUE BASED DESIGN OF BENEFITS PROGRAMS: Drs Mark Fendrick and John Ayanian

 Smarter Consumer Cost Sharing Using Clinical Nuance   The Harvard Business Review Insight Center features a blog on smarter “clinically nuanced” consumer cost-sharing by Drs. Mark Fendrick and John Ayanian,Directors of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and Institute for Healthcare Policy … Continue reading

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CHRONIC DISEASE IN THE WORKPLACE: Nelofar Kureshi MD, MHI.

Chronic Disease in the Workplace Nelofar Kureshi MD, MHI Case Manager and Clinical Researcher Rupert Case Management Inc. More than 40% of Canadians say they live with at least one chronic disease including heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood … Continue reading

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AGILE SCIENCE 101: Nelofar Kureshi MD, MHI.

Nelofar Kureshi MD, MHI. Clinical Researcher and Case Manager Rupert Case Management Inc. Agile Science and Research Traditionally, software development has followed a sequential design process or waterfall model, in which events occur progressively through various phases.  The original waterfall … Continue reading

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Neuromodulation Can Make You Smarter Than The Average Duck:

An experimental method of applying 1 or 2 milliamps of direct current to your scalp, can make you smarter and improve your mood. Doesn’t seem possible but here goes. The technology is called transcranial direct current stimulation or tDCS. This … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT HOW MEDICAL DECISIONS ARE MADE?

It is unusual for anyone to think about the quality of medical decision making. It is assumed that the process works perfectly. Unfortunately, it does not always work to the patient’s benefit. We are interested in how medical thinking and … Continue reading

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