MED researchers create network with Walmart Foundation grant
Women make up 15 percent of US active duty troops, and they often face unique challenges during their deployment—and after they come home. Unlike veterans with physical wounds, post-traumatic stress disorder, or adjustment problems such as substance abuse or depression, who can look to the VA and other groups for help, many who don’t have such issues also may struggle to readjust. Two BU School of Medicine researchers are building the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) to help women who have served to thrive in civilian life.
While the Affordable Care Act hogs the healthcare news headlines, another issue is quietly getting some attention: the industry’s C-suite gender gap. Although women hold seventy-five percent of all healthcare jobs, they are just twenty-six percent of hospital CEO positions. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, the numbers are equally low: women make up just twenty-one percent of executive roles and twenty-one percent of board members.
Sealed Air’s gift of more than a year’s supply of Accel TB Wipes will enable hospital housekeeping staff to be more effective in their daily routine of cleaning common touch areas.
Hôpital Sacré-Coeur is a non-governmental hospital located in northern Haiti. The facility is known as the only reliable, definitive care hospital in northern Haiti, yet they receive no support from the government. Hôpital Sacré-Coeur has to produce their own power, police their facility, provide for fire protection, generate the hospital’s oxygen, treat their own water and otherwise provide for the needs of a 125-bed definitive care hospital in a very remote place.
Healthcare costs in 2015 grew at the fastest rate in eight years, according to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Resources. Costs increased by 5.8% for a total healthcare spending of $3.2 trillion. The drivers? The expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act has resulted in more use of more insurance, and many of the newly insured have turned out to be sicker, requiring more care.
Here’s a new acronym to add to the already alphabet souped up field of CSR and sustainability: EMR, electronic medical records. The American Recovery and Reinvestments Act of 2009 gave health care providers five years to demonstrate “meaningful” use of EMR in order to maintain their Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels. The resulting explosive growth in tech innovation for the healthcare industry has resulted in an entirely new profession: medical scribe.
November is a time devoted to raising awareness and understanding of diabetes—a disease that affects the lives of 29 million Americans living with diabetes, 86 million adults with prediabetes, and countless family and friends caring for loved ones. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90-95 percent of people living with diabetes (PWDs), and is on the rise worldwide. The good news is that lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes. Here are three tips that can help you manage and take control of type 2 diabetes.
Art therapy helps Veterans and military service members. The evidence is building, and the public is taking notice. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) dedicates this special report to America’s Veterans, and highlights the ways in which art therapy is improving their lives.
By 2025, there will be over 8 billion people on our planet, and one in 10 will be over 65. That has huge implications for our country. It will also have a major impact on the senior living industry. As the population increases—and as baby boomers age—more people than ever will choose to move into senior living communities.