The United States is facing a demographic shift that will place a huge burden on the health care system. Over the next 20 years, approximately 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day. Many of these individuals are healthy and well, and will not need medical assistance for some time. Many others, however, are not. […]
Ergonomics, defined as ‘the study of work’, is gaining traction with more and more businesses as they look at design their needs to fit their workers, rather than forcing their worker’s bodies to fit the jobs that need doing. Of course, changing business-as-usual practices and operations can often require additional investment, whether through the modification […]
Moving Beyond Outcome Metrics The proliferation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), spurred by the healthcare industry shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance, has focused healthcare executives’ attention towards clinical outcome metrics. Yet the greatest barriers–individual clinician practices– remain difficult to manage within the population health clinical delivery value chain. The solution: leveraging software as a service […]
Dr. W. Edward Deming authored Total Quality Management, which espoused a group approach to management. Applying his concepts meant that management would encourage employees to join in the process of continuous improvement. His methods helped Japan recover following WWII. In fact, he is still revered there as a business hero.
The Importance of Safety Data for Occupational Health Like most things in business, workplace health and safety can be analyzed in terms of its cost or benefit. Safety managers and HR departments both need to demonstrate safety as a business value. Often, safety activities are viewed as a cost or overhead. An injury is a […]
We had a great turnout for our webinar co-sponsored with OH&S, but that’s not surprising given the importance of the topic – Maximizing Value in Medical Surveillance Insurance and Engagement. Dr. Richard, Lewis, the featured speaker, is an experienced occupational medicine physician and a member of our Medical Advisory Board. Workplace medical surveillance programs are […]
The countdown to enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new commercial driver medical examiner program continues. The day of reckoning is May 21.
The workplace presents an opportunity for nurses to use strategic thinking and apply critical reasoning in support of clinical excellence and business objectives. I call this opportunity “nursing beyond nursing.”
As more companies send employees on global travel, it’s important for safety and health managers to have a proper infection control system. If an employee contracts an infectious disease, the possibility of spreading it throughout the company could develop into a serious problem for the employer.