Team Motivation-Recognition to the Rescue

According to the 2012 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, employee recognition programs that reward ongoing performance and behaviors can make all the difference. Tie it to corporate values. Have a clear strategy to communicate organizational goals.  Culture has to propelled but cannot be managed through upper management alone. A peer-to-peer recognition program gives all employees, managers and Read more about Team Motivation-Recognition to the Rescue[…]

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.

An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.


Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science. According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice on navigating different geographic cultures, Read more about Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture[…]

Four Misconceptions about Agile That Lead to Failure

1. Improving software development with agile will take only a few months. The associated cultural takes a long time. 2. Adopting agile only requires bringing new tools to the development organization.  Moving to Agile is about people not tools or schedules. 3. Agile development’s primary goal is gaining speed in order to churn out applications Read more about Four Misconceptions about Agile That Lead to Failure[…]

The educated, engaged and empowered patient

Medical science seems to progress by the day. Researches, studies and experiments are constantly throwing up new information on a range of illnesses and treatment forms. Where the doctor was once revered for his understanding of medicine, today, the huge number of information sources has diminished this aspect a bit. Studies have shown that a Read more about The educated, engaged and empowered patient[…]

Sharing your Stories Allows you to Learn More about Your Illness and Gain a New Perspective

At some point in your life or perhaps even now, you’re bound to be afflicted with an illness, whether it be terminal or something transient. You can find ways to avoid it or to postpone it, but whatever you do, it’s bound to happen eventually. And if it does, that doesn’t mean the world has Read more about Sharing your Stories Allows you to Learn More about Your Illness and Gain a New Perspective[…]

Why Bother With Electronic Medical Records?

Why are electronic medical records so important? And why is patient access to them critical in many instances? These are important questions to ask more so because many health facilities have found it pretty expensive, time consuming and cumbersome to scan mounds of paper records to electronic computer files. Actually the advantages of electronic medical Read more about Why Bother With Electronic Medical Records?[…]

Person-centered Health care Reform-Brookings

The answer to improving care and health while also reducing health care cost growth is Person-centered care. Reforms related provider payment, benefit design, regulation, health plan payment  are reuired. Such reforms could potentially result in $300 billion or more in net federal savings in the next decade, and provide a path to sustaining per capita Read more about Person-centered Health care Reform-Brookings[…]

Trends in Physician Referrals in the United States, 1999-2009

From 1999 to 2009, the number of referrals of patients more than doubled from 41 million to 105 million. Outpatient visits to specialists that resulted in referrals rose from 11 million in 1999 to 38 million in 2009. Primary care physician visits resulting in referrals increased from 22 million to 51 million. Reasons for referrals included Read more about Trends in Physician Referrals in the United States, 1999-2009[…]