Among the Met Gala omelet gown memes are posts nudging me to think about what I would tell my 20 year old self and reminding me to pay attention to my health. It’s Women’s Health Week! And I am a #wellwoman.
Eliza’s thought leaders weigh in on the latest developments from Eliza, our clients, and the healthcare industry at large.
A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found many of the oldest seniors who are unlikely to benefit are screened for colorectal cancer, while many younger seniors are not tested. More than 39% of adults 65 to 75 years old with a life expectancy of at least 10 years had not had a recent colorectal cancer screening, while 51.1% of adults at least 75 years old and 50.9% with a life expectancy of less than 10 years reported being screened for the cancer.
Appropriate care settings. Emergency Department (ED) Utilization. Post-Hospital Discharge. Care Coordination. Community Paramedicine. Home Health. There has been a significant chatter over the past few months about how and where to care for people - in the most cost effective and appropriate healthcare setting.
1 in 5 (or 70 million) Americans now get their health coverage through Medicaid. I think it’s safe to say this is no longer the welfare program it once was. Medicaid is going mainstream.
Over the past few months, a lot of attention has been building around provider-owned health plans. Many questions are emerging – for example:
According to the Census Bureau there are roughly 55 million Hispanics living in the United States, representing approximately 17% of the U.S. total population, with a purchasing power of 1.5 trillion dollars. With healthcare reform driven by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more Hispanics are insured and many others have better coverage. Inevitably these numbers have caught the attention of healthcare companies and they are beginning to recognize the importance of engaging with Hispanic consumers.
Just over year and a half ago Eliza launched its employee wellness program – Walk the Talk. Yes, the name has a double meaning – the first is more obvious - walking…exercising…taking actions to be a healthier you. But it’s also so much more – we, at Eliza, wanted to follow in our own footsteps, set an example for others. In other words, we wanted to be sure to practice what we preach.
Eliza attended AHIP Policy Conference and Health Insurance Exchange Forum this week in Washington, D.C.. Below are 5 key findings and takeaways from these important events:
My husband Donald is a registered nurse who works with medically fragile pediatric patients in their homes. His primary work is very hands-on, very physical—administering crushed up medication through feeding tubes, clearing and monitoring breathing vents, and being constantly vigilant—for seizures, for infections, for pain—in a population that cannot articulate or advocate for their own needs. His secondary work is holistic in nature—working with the parents, fitting into and navigating the sometimes very emotional landscape of their homes.
As 2015 Exchange Open Enrollment comes to a close, it is safe to say that we, as a nation, have exceeded the 9.1 million enrollment goal. Or have we?