Focus on Sickest in Medical Homes Saves Costs in Pilot Test

By sending highest-risk patients to a facility with high-performing physicians, hospitals can save costs and provide more efficient care. The findings were announced by consulting firm Mercer, which launched a three-year study of a concept it's referring to as ambulatory ... Full Story

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Anne Bavier

Anne Bavier

University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington has named a new dean of its College of Nursing, which sports an enrollment of nearly 12,000 and a 94 percent graduation rate. Anne... Full Story

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How ‘Presenteeism’ Costs Employers Hundreds of Billions

Many companies do not write checks for their highest health-related costs. A decade ago, two studies  found that on-the-job productivity losses from pain and depression cost U.S. employers more than $90 billion in today’s dollars.  The phenomenon is known as “presenteeism.”... Full Story