About 18 million people in the United States, or about 7% of adults, reported that they were not able to pay for at least one prescription medication in their household during the previous three months, according to a 2021 West Health and Gallup survey. The proportion doubled for households with an adult younger than 65 years compared with those older than 65 years. In July, UnitedHealth Group made a move that could help.
Living and working on your farm while raising a family is a great way of life. But there are inherent dangers you need to watch for that suburban dwellers don't have to deal with. In fact, kids don't have to be working at the farm to get injured. Sixty percent of kids injured in agriculture were not working at the time, according to a 2020 report from the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
Farm safety for kids is important, whether it's your own children ...
Quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains are struggling to keep up. Labor costs are rising, and it’s hard to find enough people to fill the shifts. At the same time, food costs are increasing, and owners fear raising their restaurant’s prices too much and driving customers elsewhere.
Predictive maintenance. Sensors. Automation. Point of service machines POS.
How to incentivize study participation while avoiding fraud. Research studies often pay participants for their time and involvement, but that payment can be a magnet, attracting people who don’t actually qualify. Research. Data. Clinical trial. Research subject. Digital app. Mobile app.
When working with researchers and clinicians to design trials that include digital elements, it’s important to speak the same language. Just as clinical lingo must be precise so that everyone understands its meaning, adding digital elements to a clinical trial can spur confusion if people are not on the same page. Digital health jargon. Clinical trial. Mobile. Real world data. Real world evidence.
How MD Anderson’s Supply Chain is Partnering with Clinicians and Improving the Community's Economic Well-Being
Calvin Wright leads the cancer center's supply chain efforts, which also includes ramping up use of technology and data analysis to better support high reliability care.
supply chain, diversity, DEI, procurement
Zone skipping allows a shipper to consolidate individual parcels into pallets, shipping those pallets to a central facility based on the individual (and grouped) parcels’ ultimate location.
3PL, logistics, shipping,
3PL, logistics, shipping, supply chain
Unless your company is in the logistics business, logistics is a usually a means to an end, not the focus. The end is ensuring your clients get the products they order, in a cost-effective manner and at the service levels specified. Your company may have the labor and expertise to oversee the warehousing, assembling, order fulfillment, transportation, and reverse logistics to do that well. Or it may be a better business option to outsource some or all of this to a third-party logistics provider, otherwise known as a 3PL provider.
Kids aren't simply small adults. This guidance applies in the context of many medical conditions, and it's especially true in evaluating a child for a potential arrhythmia. As with adults, a child's normal heart rate depends on a number of variables, and age is one of the primary factors. Arrhythmias. Pediatrics. Heart condition. Cardiac. EKG. Diagnostic cardiology.
Many companies rely on a reactive maintenance model, responding to equipment failure when it happens. Other companies prefer the predictive maintenance model, anticipating service needs based on the calendar or equipment usage. Anticipating problems before they happen can greatly reduce downtime and, thus, increase equipment availability and sales. However, this can also be a costly approach that, at best, makes guesses about a piece of equipment’s servicing needs. Artificial intelligence. Manufacturing. Production. Predictive maintenance.
Today’s most effective hospital supply chain teams are those who work with end users to identify the most cost-effective supplies while maintaining quality patient care and end-user satisfaction, says Rebecca Holt. That means looking into the suppliers’ pipelines to compare availability with the hospitals’ projected needs.
Healthcare. Supply chain. Healthcare supply chain. Hospital. Supplies.
The surgery is going well, and it’s time to close up the surgical site. The process begins to ensure soft goods and tools are accounted for. The manual count reveals that a sponge could be missing, but the surgeon can’t see it in the cavity. Looking for it could mean a longer surgery and more time under anesthesia for nothing. Not looking for it could mean the patient needs another surgery to remove it, prolonging their hospital stay and potentially causing an infection, or worse.
Healthcare. Hospital. Operating room. Medical. Technology. Healthcare technology.