Category: Blog

Want to Prevent Diabetes in Your Workplace?

         Colorado Business Group on Health, Boulder Valley YMCA, Colorado Department of Health & Environment and Boulder County Public Health Present: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Your Workforce ~ Lunch and Learn Click for more information Join us for this free opportunity to learn more about prediabetes and what you should know! When: June 16th, 2016 Time:    […] Read Article

Medical Errors: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

Do you think that the healthcare you’re paying for is two to three times more expensive than what the rest of the world pays because it’s the best the best in the world?  If so, you may want to check your assumption. A story covered by the Washington Post, NPR, Time Magazine, and others titled “Medical Errors are the No. […] Read Article

Total Well-Being: Survey Says!

More employers investing in “total well-being” programs — SURVEY RESULTS More employers are investing in “total well-being” programs that address areas such as financial and emotional health, according to the seventh annual survey on corporate health and well-being from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). The survey revealed employers are adding […] Read Article

A Three Part Series ” Seeking Better Value Part One: Segmenting the Challenges”

Seeking Better Value Part One: Segmenting the Challenge “There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths.  It is trying to treat them as whole-truths that plays the devil.”  Alfred North Whitehead What mathematician Alfred North Whitehead said about mathematic and philosophic “truths” seems applicable to the perplexing challenge employers face in seeking better health for […] Read Article

Preventable Infections Still Plague U.S. Hospitals!!

Leapfrog and Castlight Health join forces on a series of reports Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group, in partnership with Castlight Health, released the first of a series of five reports on the results of the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The first report examines the rates of preventable infections in hospitals. The majority (75%) of reporting hospitals […] Read Article

Healthcare: The Path Forward

“I have a great respect for incremental improvement, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes.” Steve Jobs “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  Yogi Berra In a very real sense, the fork in the road that Amendment 69 will represent for Colorado voters in November is the choice […] Read Article

The High Deductible Plan: A Bullet, Surely – But Hardly Silver

Last autumn, in a blog titled “Slowing Health Costs? Not for Employees” we highlighted a 2015 employer survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and HRET demonstrating how health plan deductibles have outpaced the wages of plan participants. The survey showed that deductibles have increased by 67% over the five years, while enrollee wages have grown by 9%. To us, […] Read Article

Seven Strategies for Employers as Healthcare Consolidates

I was having this discussion in a taxi heading downtown. Rearranging my position on this friend of mine who’d had a bit of a breakdown. I said, “Hey, breakdowns come and breakdowns go. So what are you gonna do about it?  That’s what I’d like to know.” From “Gumboots,” The Graceland Album, Paul Simon   […] Read Article