If you thought it would be smooth seas ahead after all the changes to the health care industry resulting from health care reform the past five years, think again. Changes are still coming and here are three of the top trends making a big impact to the healthcare industry in 2016 and beyond:
You have no doubt heard about telemedicine, also called telehealth, in the news lately. But how much do you really know about this healthcare delivery option? We first discussed telemedicine as an option for self-insured employers in our Feb.
Last November, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new set of proposed regulations under the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA). The proposed regulations are a follow up to the proposed rules announced in spring 2015 regarding wellness programs under the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, an average of six people will die from alcohol poisoning every day. Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and car crashes.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season in the U.S. tends to peak during late December to early February. In California, the fluctuating climate conditions due to El Nino are increasing the risk of influenza for those of us looking to outsmart the virus.