Monthly Archives: March 2015

FINANCING GLOBAL HEALTH Raymond Rupert MD, MBA, Rupert Case Management Inc.

At the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUHG) 2015 conference in Boston, there was a very informative session on “Financing Global Health”. The presenters were Maureen Lewis, Director Global Human Development Program, Derek Strocher, CFO Calvert Social Investment Foundation … Continue reading

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NEW VACCINES TO PREVENT PANDEMICS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

At the March 2015 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in Boston, there were two outstanding speakers- Dr Jonna Mazet and Dr Craig Venter. Dr Jonna Mazet is a veterinarian, professor at UC Davis and head of PREDICT. … Continue reading

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SURVEILLANCE FOR THE NEW PANDEMICS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Ebola and HIV are two examples of pandemics. Both of these viruses had developed in animals first. Then have transferred to humans. Both are deadly when untreated. Dr Jonna Mazet is a veterinarian and professor at UC Davis.  She is … Continue reading

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GLOBAL HEALTH IS TRENDING: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Global health is trending. Recently I attended the 6th annual global health conference in Boston hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. This is a giant experiment in knowledge transfer. Universities in developed economies partnering with medical centres … Continue reading

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HEALTHCARE TECH CAN SUCK: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Health care is the world’s most information intensive industry. It is also plagued by uneven quality, frequent errors and rapidly accelerating costs. The logical conclusion is to computerize everything that doctors and nurses do. The evidence indicates that with computers … Continue reading

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TREATING DYSTONIA WITH DANCE: Dr Joaquin Farias leads the way and has the groove.

  Sometimes you have to get to the brain by using the body. Joaquin Farias has spent the past two decades trying to understand dystonia, a confounding and sometimes debilitating syndrome believed to be the third-most-common neurological movement disorder, after … Continue reading

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IMPULSE DYNAMICS DEVICE FOR CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE PATIENTS:

Congestive heart patients who are not doing well on medications, now have an option. The Optimizer IVs is a minimally invasive implantable device designed to treat Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) in patients that are symptomatic despite appropriate medical treatment. The device … Continue reading

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SELLING INSURANCE TO MILLENIALS REQUIRES A NEW APPROACH:

The younger generation is not inclined to shop the same way as its predecessors, forcing insurance companies to rethink their sales strategy The way younger Canadians research and buy insurance is changing and that’s going to require a major shift … Continue reading

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YOGA IN THE WORKPLACE AT AETNA PAYS OFF BIG TIME: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Mark Bertolini is the CEO of Aetna, one of America’s 100 largest companies. He is a different sort of CEO. He has introduced yoga and mindfulness to his employees. And it has paid off big time for the employees and … Continue reading

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