Yearly Archives - 2015

A Patient Satisfaction Survey Study ends because the Death rate spiked dramatically.

Only the dead people were happy with the results of the survey. There were two groups: A placebo group and, and the study group. The study group was subjected to a different level of care, where the doctors were trying to make the patients respond in the survey as being satisfied. The study group had a 238% increase in mortality over the control (or “placebo”) group.Mortality was directly linked to Patients satisfaction. How could that be? The Gomer Blog, who...

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Looking at the Fake Drug Industry

Are Prescription Drugs so expensive that they’re forcing you to buy from foreign pharmacies? The answer is often yes… prescription Drugs are too expensive to purchase on a regular basis. But if you skimp on the purchase of U.S. manufactured drugs you are very likely giving yourself a placebo; a fake drug that will likely not do what the doctor prescribed the drug to handle and may very well be doing you damage. Newsweek Magazine reported that Phony Medicine is a...

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What is expected to happen with Employee Health Care Programs?

Towerswatson.com  is a company that regularly polls mangers and employees about company trends and constantly reviews effective business trends.In a recent survey they have assessed what employers expect is going to happen with Employee Health Care Programs.Among those trends revealed is that employers believe that:Educating their employees along with tools make for the best ways for employees to make their health care selections.Mobile Apps deliver the best feedback and wellness messages for employees and will increase to 95% by 2018That...

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Employers looking to reduce heath care costs for company employees!

The costs that employers can’t ignore. Back in the olden days of Healthcare Insurance, when we mostly paid our own monthly premiums, if we could even qualify for it, we each did the most we could to bring down our monthly payments. We managed our own policies. Certainly, those employees that worked for really large corporations, were union members or government employees didn’t have to worry about that stuff, someone else negotiated that benefit most of the time and you paid...

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Diabetes, Sugar, Blood Sugar, Fructose, Medication Adherence.

New Drug discoveries for Diabetes. But you’ll still have to remember to take them in order to be Medication Adherent The Strange Relationship of Diabetes and Sugar January and February of 2015 have revealed several new studies regarding Diabetes and the diseases relationship to Sugar. All of the studies promote that we should give up added sugars. But there’s so much more going on here. After all, our blood cells require sugar. (This chronic disease is all about Insulin Resistance.) That’s...

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The Cost of healthcare for Starbuck’s is more than they spend on Coffee

The AP, via NBC News, has reported that Howard Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks, had a meeting with Sen. Patty Murray and Rep Adam Smith, both of Washington. The subject of the meeting is the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. It’s now in the crosshairs of executives at Starbuck’s and almost all of the rest. Why? Because Obamacare made it mandatory that employers pay the healthcare costs for employees. Look, 13% of all of the about $3 Trillion spent...

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Medication Adherence is a huge expense for Employers

New Study claims that Non-Adherence may affect up to 50% of all Patients The High Cost of being Medication Non-Adherent for Employers A company Healthentic conducted a survey among almost 100,000 patients and discovered a huge set of costs for those patients who are not taking their prescriptions as directed. Bigger costs than have been reaized by studies in the past. This study suggests that employers are being hit hardest because they are responsible to pay for the premium cost of...

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The changing world of healthcare has a great deal to do with how you access your doctors through telemedicine including tracking your medication adherence

Telemedicine and Medication Adherence will be only as far away at your Smartphone. Everyone knows that the cost of medicine is going up. We know it as patients, The Health Insurance companies know it, Hospital Administrators know it, Pharmacies know it. This is an issue in Third World countries as well. How can this work to everyone’s advantage? I believe that healthcare will come to us through our Smartphones. It already is through companies like Medtexter, used to remind patients...

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Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence

Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence. Medication Adherence for employees helps employers control Medical Costs. We review a lot of statistics. We attempt to be very accurate in reporting these to you. After all, we are talking about your health… and the cost of your employees health. The NCPA reported on the nature of these costs in 2014. You know it’s not pretty. There is something that you can do to start the needle moving in your favor. The issues are...

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Chronic Diseases are Killing Millions in China

The need to be educated on Medication Adherence. The World Heath Organization is calling on the government of China to take some major steps to curb that country’s steep climb in Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases. The WHO says that China has had 8.6 million deaths just in 2012. And more than 3 million additional people are dying of diseases such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes, reports Health24. The WHO says that most adult men are smokers there and that...

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