Volume 2, Issue 25: Ashley Furniture Launches International Medical Travel Program

Dear Colleagues: Demonstrating the value of international medical travel, Marcus Gagnon Title at Wisconsin-based Ashley   Furniture shares his positive experiences with a program that serves his workforce:  high quality surgeries at tremendous savings for both Ashley and the employee. In this exclusive interview, learn how Marcus worked with a concierge provider,

Spotlight: Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Rajesh Rao, CEO and Co-Founder, IndUShealth and Jim Polsfut, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) — PART 1 of 2

Marcus Gagnon, Benefits and Wellness Manager, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.   Marcus Gagnon has over 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Overseeing all benefit plan design and coordination of benefits for over 16,000 employees across the United States. His responsibilities also include management of 2 onsite employee clinics, all wellness programs

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 25

Medical tourism market grows as patients travel to and from US fiercehealthcare.com -- The growing trend of medical tourism is becoming more important for patients traveling both to and from the United States. For example, Indiana University Health’s increasing focus on medical tourism is providing both the healthcare system and the state’s economy with a financial shot

Volume 2, Issue 24: CIRM, Largest Funder of Stem Cell Research in the US, Accelerating Research to Meet Patient Needs

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak with Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state of California’s stem cell agency. This state agency, created by the voters of California in 2004 and given $3 billion to fund stem cell

Spotlight: Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

  About Kevin McCormack and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Kevin McCormack is the communications director at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. CIRM was created by voters when they approved Proposition 71 in 2004, giving the agency $3 billion to fund stem cell research

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 24

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s new policy steps and enforcement efforts to ensure proper oversight of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine fda.gov – One of the most promising new fields of science and medicine is the area of cell therapies and their use in regenerative

Volume 2, Issue 23

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak to Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup demystifying healthcare quality transparency for patients and payers with an intuitive measurement of surgeon and hospital outcomes. MPIRICA Health brings patients who are in need of surgery, along

SPOTLIGHT: Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO, MPIRICA Health

About Shakil Haroon Shakil Haroon is Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup. Shakil started MPIRICA with a vision to give healthcare consumers a simple and transparent insight into the surgery quality of doctors and hospitals, while creating a successful business model aligning patient, payer and provider

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 23

Am I covered abroad? Educating employees on the limits of their health insurance By Simon Stirzaker linkedin.com – Very few people think in much detail about their health when they go abroad, often failing to acknowledge that a visit to a doctor or hospital could be required. The fact is, chances of

Volume 2, Issue 22

SUBJECT LINE: Asserta Health Develops Payment Platform: medEcash℠, Stage Funds from Consumer & Health Plan  Volume 2, Issue 22   Dear Colleagues: Our website has recently undergone a renovation, causing us to postpone last month’s issue. To make up for it, we bring you a double issue. We were able to speak with leaders from