Monthly Archives: September 2015

SUPERBETTER IS AN APP THAT HELPS YOU GET BETTER: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

Jane McGonigal is a world class scholar in the neuro-science of games and a successful game designer.  Jane’s focus is not on addictive games but on using games as therapy. SuperBetter is a game developed by Jane that has helped … Continue reading

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U.S. DRUG COMPANY ALEXION IS SUING THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OVER PRICING OF SOLIRIS: CBC NEWS Sept 24 2015

A U.S. drug company is taking the Canadian government to court for its attempt to lower the price of what has been called the world’s most expensive drug. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has filed a motion in Federal Court, arguing that Canada’s … Continue reading

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Doctor Fired For Not Changing Her Medical Opinion To WSIB’s Liking? Albert Conforzi at Pace Law Firm

Doctor’s Orders If a doctor examines you and says you’re sick or injured, it’s the medical expert’s opinion that counts, right? Perhaps not: A Hamilton-area physician is suing the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and her former employer for $3.2 million, … Continue reading

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Egg Donors routinely receive illegal payments, study finds- Sign Of Confusing Healthcare Legislation: National Post Sept 24 2015.

One was given a car, another money for college tuition, others cold hard cash. Most Canadian women who donate eggs for fertility treatment receive payment above their expenses, even though this violates the country’s controversial fertility law, suggests a new … Continue reading

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Fraser Institute Puts True Cost of Health Care at $12,000 Per Family by Andrew Rickard

Since health care expenses are funded out of general government revenue, the Fraser Institute says it is difficult for people to determine how much of their tax dollars actually go towards health insurance. Using data from Statistics Canada and the … Continue reading

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THE H.R. MANAGER’S MENU FOR RESOLVING HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

The H.R. manager should be aware that there is a comprehensive, easily accessible, cost effective menu of healthcare services,  that extend well beyond the IME. Let’s explore this menu: The Independent Medical Evaluation (IME): If the H.R. manager and the … Continue reading

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BRAIN MAPPING: AN OVERVIEW- BY ANGELICA BOTTARO – MEDICAL RESEARCHER & WRITER

Losing a battle with your brain? There may be a map for that We as humans use our brains to understand, well, our brains—and as it’s the most complex of all computing systems, it’s not easy. Even with all that … Continue reading

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MOST EAPs JUST A BAND-AID? Warren Shepell President at EAP SPECIALIST INC., EAP SURVEYS INC.,

EAPs and now some are being called EFAPs have been around for 35 years or more.  Most are reporting 6% usage; some are reporting up to 15% usage in any given year.  Do the math – at the most conservative … Continue reading

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US HEALTHCARE STOPS OPERATING IN 2025-2030: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

The $1 trillion dollar per year US healthcare system is not sustainable. As a result, the US healthcare system is projected to STOP operating in 2025-2030. The reasons for this failure include: * the change in demographics that will load … Continue reading

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NEW CANADIAN GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE USE OF BIOLOGICS BY PRIVATE DRUG PLANS:

  NEW STANDARD FOR BIOLOGIC DRUGS By Andrew Rickard, September 4, 2015 The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) and the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), together with the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA) have established a national standard to govern … Continue reading

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