For Joan, hepatitis C is much more than a significant global public health challenge—it’s personal. It has played a role in the story of her family, and it was from her family that she learned the importance of “sticking together,” as well as the importance of the work she and her team does every day.
Not long ago, I spent an extended time in the hospital with my father. As I stayed by his side, I was surprised to see how many potential workplace hazards and possible near-miss injuries hospital employees faced.
The staff was looking out for my father’s safety, but I wondered if they were thinking about their own safety as well. We count on physicians, nurses and healthcare assistants to keep patients safe when they are in the hospital, but who is keeping them safe?
It's time to act on untapped opportunities in the healthcare industry
By 2020, China is projected to spend $1 trillion on healthcare, driven by a growing middle class and aging population. This is just one of a long list of stats that illustrates the significant shifts that are happening in the healthcare industry today.
Global trends such as rising consumerism, increased healthcare consumption, increasing costs of care, greater regulatory complexity and a diminishing blockbuster pipeline also all spell change, challenge and opportunity in the industry.
Funding will allow company to expand to additional markets
ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Cox Enterprises announced today an investment in Atlanta-based Rimidi, a digital health company focused on diabetes and other chronic conditions. This marks a major milestone for the company, paving the way for Rimidi’s expansion into additional markets and collaborative opportunities.
April 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The challenge of diabetes continues to grow in Russia where 4 million people are diagnosed and even more are unaware of their condition. A new case study shows how Novo Nordisk together with partners is addressing this challenge and outlines the future potential for reducing the social and economic impact of diabetes in Russia.
Brazil subsidiary of Tokyo based Astellas recognized for the second consecutive year
São Paulo, Brazil, April 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Astellas Farma Brasil was recognized as the number one place to work in the pharmaceutical industry. The ranking, prepared by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), surveyed thousands of employees of the companies involved. For the second year, Astellas Farma Brasil was recognized for creating a culture that empowers its employees to focus on the needs of patients and customers while successfully balancing their personal lives and careers.
A systems-based approach to improving health considers all factors involved in caring for patients and the many factors that influence one’s quality of life. The integration of people, processes, policies, and organizations is critical to promoting better health at lower cost. For example, we can close the clinic-to-community gap by using an integrated systems approach that connects employers, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and family/community relationships.