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Designing the “Carrot” in Incentive Programs so that Behaviors Stick

March 3rd, 2024 |
Designing the “Carrot” in Incentive Programs so that Behaviors Stick

Recent survey data found that after years of declining rates, well-being incentives are on the rise for employers, with 73% offering either incentives or disincentives in 2023. This may be fueled by growth in Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSAs).

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The Power of Transparency to Transform Patient Safety

February 19th, 2024 |
The Power of Transparency to Transform Patient Safety

In response to growing concerns around hospital safety and the impact on patient experience, The Leapfrog Group was founded to establish core safety standards and grading mechanisms for hospitals and empower employers to make data-informed purchasing decisions.

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Mindful Medicine: Exploring the Treatment Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

February 5th, 2024 |
Mindful Medicine: Exploring the Treatment Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic-assisted therapy is a growing avenue for addressing mental health conditions such as treatment-resistant depression, and more progress is expected in the coming years. On today’s episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we’re joined by Andrew Penn, a [See the full post…]

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Healthcare CIO Isaiah Nathaniel IT Hybrid Multicloud Mindset

January 25th, 2024 |
Healthcare CIO Isaiah Nathaniel IT Hybrid Multicloud Mindset

In this Tech Barometer podcast segment, CIO of Delaware Valley Community Health, Isaiah Nathaniel describes his spiritual and purposeful approach to helping the healthcare provider leverage all the innovation IT can bring.

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Half of the Equation: Exploring Modern Issues in Male Reproductive Health

January 22nd, 2024 |
Half of the Equation: Exploring Modern Issues in Male Reproductive Health

Fertility difficulties affect 1 in 6 couples globally. What comes as a surprise to many is that nearly half of these cases are related to male factors. However, due to several barriers including social attitudes and misconceptions, many men do [See the full post…]

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Exploring the Landscape of Obesity Treatment

January 5th, 2024 |
Exploring the Landscape of Obesity Treatment

Despite the continued buzz about GLP-1s, obesity treatment does not end at the pharmacy counter. On this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Scott Kahan, a practicing obesity medicine specialist who leads the National [See the full post…]

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How Long COVID Robs People of Who They Were

December 8th, 2023 |
How Long COVID Robs People of Who They Were

Despite Long COVID impacting more than 10% of patients who recover from COVID-19, much is still unknown about the condition. As a result, treatment and the search for a cure continues to puzzle physicians.

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Cell and Gene Therapy: Tapping into the Potential of Curative Treatment

November 22nd, 2023 |
Cell and Gene Therapy: Tapping into the Potential of Curative Treatment

For patients diagnosed with rare diseases like hemophilia and muscular dystrophy, treatment has historically been difficult and the prognoses terminal. But the advent of new cell and gene therapies are providing hope, as they fight the root cause of disease [See the full post…]

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Winding the Clock for Better Health: The Power of Circadian Rhythms

November 13th, 2023 |
Winding the Clock for Better Health: The Power of Circadian Rhythms

We often think of circadian rhythms only in the context of sleep, but research shows that they relate to – and influence – so much more when it comes to our health and well-being. In this episode of the Business [See the full post…]

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Alex Karargyris’s Path to Becoming a Pioneer of Medical AI

November 10th, 2023 |
Alex Karargyris’s Path to Becoming a Pioneer of Medical AI

Alex Karargyris is helping a nonprofit called ML Commons develop open-source technologies that bring global standards to medical AI/ML initiatives.

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Can We Really “End Ridiculous Drug Prices?” Mark Cuban Thinks So.

November 8th, 2023 |
Can We Really “End Ridiculous Drug Prices?” Mark Cuban Thinks So.

The pharmaceutical supply chain has long been ripe for disruption and who better to lead the way than Mark Cuban, a “shark” who has never shied away from a challenge. Mark launched the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company in [See the full post…]

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Testing healthcare AI and ML apps with the MedPerf Platform

October 26th, 2023 |
Testing healthcare AI and ML apps with the MedPerf Platform

In this special Tech Barometer podcast series, Alex Karagyris and Debojyoti “Debo” Dutta explain how the MedPerfs platform paves the way for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in healthcare.

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Managing Migraines in the Workplace Shouldn’t be a Headache

October 25th, 2023 |
Managing Migraines in the Workplace Shouldn’t be a Headache

Migraines are a leading cause of disability and presenteeism in workplaces worldwide, a fact that’s underrecognized. Symptoms of the disease can be hard to spot, claims data on migraine are elusive and stigma lingers. Moreover, patients often have limited access [See the full post…]

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Why We Believe Health Misinformation

October 9th, 2023 |
Why We Believe Health Misinformation

Although health misinformation gained global attention during the pandemic, it was prevalent in society well before COVID-19. On this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we speak with Sara Gorman, author of Denying to the Grave: Why We [See the full post…]

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Getting to the Bottom of Drinking Culture Among Women in Midlife

September 18th, 2023 |
Getting to the Bottom of Drinking Culture Among Women in Midlife

A recent study found that women in their 30s show higher levels of binge drinking and alcohol use disorder than women of the same age in previous years. The study also identifies delayed parenthood as a potential cause for this [See the full post…]

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Turning Guidelines into Action: WHO on Mental Health at Work

September 1st, 2023 |
Turning Guidelines into Action: WHO on Mental Health at Work

According to Business Group on Health’s 2024 Large Employer Health Care Strategy Survey released in August 2023, employers identified mental health as the top area of prolonged impact on workforce health and well-being resulting from the pandemic. Indeed, one in [See the full post…]

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The Power of Trusted Messengers: Reaching Those with Substance Use Disorders

August 16th, 2023 |
The Power of Trusted Messengers: Reaching Those with Substance Use Disorders

Substance use disorders affect more than 46 million people aged 12 and older in the United States (SAMHSA), but numerous barriers prevent recovery, including stigma related to substance use, as well as the cost of treatment. In a world where [See the full post…]

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From Factory to Pharmacy: Navigating the Future of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

July 26th, 2023 |
From Factory to Pharmacy: Navigating the Future of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

With recent innovation and policy movement related to the pharmaceutical supply chain, are we on the verge of demonstrable change that will promote greater transparency and affordability for prescription drugs? On this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, [See the full post…]

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You Are What You Eat: Nutritional Psychiatry’s Recipe for Success

July 7th, 2023 |
You Are What You Eat: Nutritional Psychiatry’s Recipe for Success

Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field that explores the connection between nutrition science and mental and emotional well-being. Dr. Uma Naidoo, our guest on this week’s podcast episode, is a trailblazer in the field and who calls food “one of [See the full post…]

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Menopause and Work: Thriving Through Transition

June 9th, 2023 |
Menopause and Work: Thriving Through Transition

Menopause impacts 50% of the world’s population yet it’s often misunderstood, undertreated and shrouded in stigma. Ignoring the symptoms can negatively impact the health and quality of life of those experiencing menopause, as well as the health of businesses due [See the full post…]

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Beyond the Placebo Effect: The Impact of Mindset on Health

May 26th, 2023 |
Beyond the Placebo Effect: The Impact of Mindset on Health

Studies indicate that placebos can have a meaningful effect on numerous health conditions, emphasizing the significant role that our mindset plays in our health and well-being. On this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we’re joined by Dr. [See the full post…]

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Life Expectancy is Decreasing: Investigating the U.S. Health Crisis

May 12th, 2023 |
Life Expectancy is Decreasing: Investigating the U.S. Health Crisis

In 2013, a landmark report was released by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine showing that despite much higher spending on health care, the United States ranked lower than the peer country average on most major health domains, [See the full post…]

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Why the Message and Messenger Matter: Improving Health Literacy with Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

April 28th, 2023 |
Why the Message and Messenger Matter: Improving Health Literacy with Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

If health literacy is a social determinant of health, why isn’t it prioritized more broadly by those in the health care system? Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, an expert in delivering culturally appropriate and relatable health information, is on a mission to [See the full post…]

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Bringing Care Outside the Hospital and Into the Home

Bringing Care Outside the Hospital and Into the Home

What if instead of going to the hospital when we became sick, the hospital came to us? That’s the topic of today’s Business Group on Health podcast conversation with Dr. David Levine, whose work and research concentrates on advanced home-based [See the full post…]

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Friends at Work: Why Connecting with Colleagues is Good For Business

March 23rd, 2023 |
Friends at Work: Why Connecting with Colleagues is Good For Business

Research suggests that a majority of employees in the U.S. and around the world are lonely, which increases the risk of negative health and workplace outcomes. Having friends and social connections at work, though, can improve happiness, productivity, creativity and [See the full post…]

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