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Posted on July 1, 2015

WHY BIG MISTAKES HAPPEN: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

A client purchased RCM’s Priority Call- extended healthcare benefits card online at www.rupertcasemanagement.com/priority A team member at RCM reached out to the new client. We got information from him about his health concerns and his needs. It was clear from his current symptoms that he had a neuro-muscular disorder that had not yet been diagnosed. […] Read More

Posted on June 25, 2015

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris; CBC News- Kelly Crowe- reporter.

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris Cost of one of world’s most expensive drugs shrouded in corporate secrecy By Kelly Crowe, CBC News Posted: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET About The Author Kelly Crowe Medical science Kelly Crowe is a medical sciences correspondent for CBC […] Read More

Posted on June 20, 2015

Crumbling Hospital Infrastructure Threatens the Care of Canadians: HealthCareCan Study June 2015

Crumbling Hospital Infrastructure Threatens the Care of Canadians  Estimated at Upwards of $15 Billion to Repair Calls for federal government infrastructure support at the National Health Leadership Conference in Charlottetown, PEI, June 15-16, 2015 CHARLOTTETOWN – The state of disrepair in many of Canada’s hospitals – with a price tag in the billions of dollars […] Read More

Posted on June 20, 2015

HOSPITALS NEED $15.4 to $28 BILLION IN REPAIRS: FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE WITH INCREASING DEMAND IS THE PERFECT STORM- Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Canada needs to invest in new hospitals, says health care association LINDA GIVETASH Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 Dr. Richard Johnston knew the health care system was in trouble when he walked down a hallway at University of Alberta Hospital and saw an older woman housed in a linen […] Read More

Posted on June 14, 2015

ADVOCACY THAT WORKED: THE CASE STUDY OF THE PINK PILL by RAYMOND RUPERT MD. MBA. RUPERT CASE MANAGEMENT INC.

  ADVOCACY THAT WORKED: THE CASE STUDY OF THE PINK PILL RAYMOND RUPERT MD. MBA.  RUPERT CASE MANAGEMENT INC. Men have the blue pill. Women will soon have the pink pill.  It is used to improve libido or sex drive. The story of how the pink pill got government approval provides insights into how advocacy […] Read More

Posted on June 7, 2015

Combating Pandemics: A Review of the PREDICT Project and the Gibson Ultra Assembly Project: Nancy Khuu, Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

Combating Pandemics: A Review of the PREDICT Project and the Gibson Ultra Assembly Project Nancy Khuu, Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Department of Human Biology, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6 ABSTRACT: The adverse global health and economic impacts of pandemics resulting from influenzas demonstrate the need for prevention and […] Read More

Posted on May 31, 2015

JUNK SCIENCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE- NOT.

What a Chocolate Hoax Can Teach Us About Junk Science By Susan Rinkunas Photo: Getty Images You may have read (and vaguely believed) that dark chocolate is good for you thanks to its antioxidant content — after all, some diets even promote small amounts of chocolate as a component of a healthy eating plan. Last […] Read More

Posted on May 26, 2015

BEDSIDE PATIENT ADVOCACY HAS ARRIVED: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

With an aging population, seeing a loved one admitted to hospital can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Hospitals are sterile environments. Doctors do not oversee anyone patient. There is a lack of continuity of care. Medical mistakes are common place. Loved ones can be overlooked. Their treatment needs can be ignored or worse. Now […] Read More

Posted on May 25, 2015

The Lady In 8D on The Porter Flight To New York:

We settled into our seats. I was in 8C. There was a lady sitting next to me in 8D. She was a confident, articulate, attractive management consultant. She had children in their 20’s. Her husband was a very successful manufacturer in a family business. She was on her way to New York to the Freeze […] Read More

Posted on May 22, 2015

INNOVATION IN HEALTH INSURANCE IS POSSIBLE: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Copyright: Commentary|McKinsey Quarterly How Discovery keeps innovating CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas. May 2015 | byAdrian Gore In 1992, Adrian Gore founded Discovery with an idea for a health-insurance model that would make people […] Read More

Posted on May 19, 2015

FUNDING FOR CANCER MEDICATIONS TAKEN AT HOME:

 A Business Case for the Universal coverage of Oral Cancer Medicines in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, The Cameron Institute D. Wayne Taylor, Ph.D., F.CIM Executive Director There are more cancer survivors in the country than ever before; 62% of new cancer patients are expected to survive for 5 years or more. Many are living much […] Read More

Posted on May 18, 2015

WOMAN IN GOLD MEETS BRAIN SCIENCE AND NEURO-PSYCHIATRY: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Here is the back story. Gustav Klimt painted Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait in Vienna in 1907. It took Klimt three years to complete  the portrait of the “Woman In Gold”.  It is made of oil and gold on canvas, showing elaborate and complex ornamentation. It was commissioned by Bloch-Bauer’s husband who was a wealthy industrialist whose […] Read More

Posted on May 15, 2015

MEASURING CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS WITH LIQUID BIOPSY: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA Rupert Case Management Inc.

maintrac – Monitoring tumor activity from peripheral blood reference: www.maintrac.de Maintrac testing allows the enumeration of circulating epithelial tumor cells. The cells from solid tumors circulating in blood (CETC) determine the risk of blood-borne metastases and hence the patient’s course of disease. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor the response of these cells for tailoring  systemic […] Read More

Posted on May 13, 2015

SHOULD I BUY LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE? Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

A number of insurers have left the long term care (LTC) insurance marketplace. That likely was the result of economic losses. The LTC market has escalating costs associated with providing long term care. With low interest rates, it is hard for insurers to match. Accordingly, those insurers who are left in the LTC marketplace will […] Read More

Posted on May 13, 2015

ADVOCACY FOR COMPLEX DRUG CLAIMS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

TAKING PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc. 800 620 7551 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICS: Biologics change everything. Smart medications that target the source of the disease are the foundation for personalized medicine. The treatment outcomes can be outstanding. Unfortunately, these medications are expensive and this has lead […] Read More

Posted on May 12, 2015

Tumour Vaccines: The Future Is Here- Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

Something for patients and oncologists to consider in their future treatment plans. Vaxil Biotherapeutics has developed and is testing a cancer vaccine. Immucin is the vaccine. The vaccine is very innovative. It attacks the MUC1 marker on the tumour cell. About 90% of tumours have MUC1 markers. By attacking this marker, it makes the tumour […] Read More

Posted on May 2, 2015

COMPLEX CASE ANALYSIS: Clear Cell Sarcoma By Anastasia Lezhanska

Complex Case Analysis: Clear Cell Sarcoma By: Anastasia Lezhanska    Clear Cell Sarcoma, EWSR1- CREB1 Fusion, and CDKN1A   Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a malignant, soft tissue tumor, with approximately half of patients subsequently developing lung or lymph node metastases. The most distinctive genetic alteration of CCS is the fusion of ATF1 and EWS […] Read More

Posted on April 15, 2015

MENTAL HEALTH IN TWO CITIES: TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Here is Karen’s story… She was a highly intelligent young woman who experienced a manic episode with paranoid delusions. The world was evil. She was being pursued by bad persons. She had an emotional crisis in Toronto and was admitted to a big mental health hospital. Her diagnosis was bipolar mood disorder and paranoid psychosis. […] Read More

Posted on April 3, 2015

GIVE ME MY MEDICAL RECORDS. Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Steven Keating, a doctoral student at MIT’s media lab, decided to get his medical records. This was not easy. However, by pushing and prodding, he got hold of 70 gigabytes of his records. About 8 years ago, a brain MRI had shown a slight abnormality. He was reassured that it was ” nothing to worry […] Read More

Posted on March 29, 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 and Peter Mamacos, Office of Global Affairs US Government. The presenters provided an accurate picture […] Read More

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