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Human Resources: A CEO’s Key Leadership Partner During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world to a degree that has not happened in over 100 years, every organization from global corporations to small local businesses to independent ‘gig economy’ contractors became embroiled in a new reality of shutdowns, social distancing, economic uncertainty and remote work.

 

Perhaps no business leader has been more critical to preparedness and ongoing operations than Human Resources (HR) professionals.  During a crisis like this, HR is to business as nurses are to a hospital: the first responders stabilizing the situation, coordinating continued care, taking the steps necessary to minimize damage and ensuring a healthy future.  After all, this pandemic affects people - not our products, or our buildings, or the computer networks.  It is the people who must learn new ways of working, handle home-schooling for their children, worry about themselves or their loved ones becoming ill, be concerned about business impacts, layoffs, and reductions, watch their savings be depleted, and be ready for what comes next as we emerge from this crisis. 

 

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Filed Under: corporate wellness, mental status affects health, coronavirus, CoV, novel coronavirus, covid-19, HR, human resources

Guidelines for Disposal of Medications

 

This summer, a police department in Tennessee made news after a hyperbolic Facebook post about "Meth Gators" went viral. The joke was intended to create awareness to a growing problem of drugs and medications ending up the in the local water source that affect wildlife and may not be able to be completely filtered out of city water systems.  While the fabled Meth Gator is just a rural myth, disposing of unused drugs the appropriate way is a real concern. Improper disposal can cause harm to others.

Here are some guidelines to follow if you have unused drugs you need to throw away...

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Filed Under: too many pills, medications, opioid

The Cost of Overmedication

Pharmacy costs keep going up. If you are one of the millions of people taking prescription medication regularly, you know this well. In fact, a study by The National Health Expenditure Accounts Team found that in 2016 a staggering amount near $329 billion was spent on prescription drugs in the U.S. alone.  That number is growing year after year. There are many reasons why this amount is so high, but one simple reason seems to glare at us above the others -  overmedication.

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Filed Under: Insider, Health Management, healthcare quality, healthcare coach, health coach, elder care, polypharmacy, overmedication, too many pills, medications

Summer Webinar Series on High-Cost & Specialty Drugs

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Filed Under: understanding insurance, insurance coverage, polypharmacy, overmedication, medications, cancer treatments, high-cost drugs, Specialty Drugs, cancer drugs cost

The High Cost of Hemophilia - Part 2

Click meHemophilia is a rare blood clotting disorder that affects approximately 20,000 people in the United States and an estimated total of 400,000 people worldwide.  The symptoms can range from mild to severe; but keeping it under control often dictates a need for prophylactic or preventative treatment to ensure that bleeding does not become an issue. Bleeding issues often lead to additional medical care, including hospital stays, which means additional costs for employers and the insured. Due to its rarity, the treatments are often extremely expensive. Hemophilia not only an impact upon a person's quality of life, but can be quite the financial burden as well. 

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, corporate benefits, negotiate medical bills, medications, high-cost drugs, Specialty Drugs, hemophilia