November 7, 2017
Inside Wisconsin: Measuring quality: Why health care can attract business, workers
By: Tom Still | Wisconsin State Journal | November 3, 2017
Every few years someone in state government laments, “We need a better brand for Wisconsin!” Cabinet secretaries scurry about, agency communications directors scratch their heads over possible slogans, and marketing campaigns go largely unfunded.
Insurance plans get high marks in Wisconsin, Minnesota
By: John Lundy | Duluth News Tribune | November 2, 2017
Health insurance plans offered in Minnesota and Wisconsin are among the best in the country, according to ratings released on Thursday.
ACA Advocates Work To Raise Awareness Of Signup Period
By: Shamane Mills | WPR | November 3, 2017
This week marked the start of enrollment for those buying health insurance coverage on healthcare.gov. Last year Wisconsin had a record number of people sign up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Wisconsin's premature birth rate rises again
By: Rikki Mitchell | TMJ4 | November 1, 2017
More babies continue to be born prematurely in Wisconsin, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the March of Dimes.
How does your hospital rank for patient safety? Wisconsin hospitals make improvements in study
By: Journal Staff | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 2, 2017
Wisconsin is one of five states whose hospitals, as a group, showed the most improvement in patient safety in the latest study by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.
Our View: Contribute to Brown County health needs assessment
By: Gazette Editorial Board | Green Bay Press-Gazette | November 4, 2017
In 2011, oral health was identified as one of three critical health issues in the Brown County Community Health Assessment report.
911 dispatchers could get mental health crisis training
By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | November 2, 2017
Emergency dispatchers in Dane County would get mental health crisis intervention training under an amendment to the county's proposed 2018 budget.
On-site health clinics proliferate as employers seek cost savings
By: Janet Lavelle | Business Insurance | November 6, 2017
The number of on-site health centers is substantial and growing among large companies, national surveys show.
Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine
By: Aaron E. Carroll | The New York Times | November 6, 2017
Whenever I talk to physicians about outcomes that are worse than you’d expect, they are quick to point out that noncompliance — when a patient does not follow a course of treatment — is a major problem.
Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession — Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers
By: Michelle Andrews | The New York Times | October 27, 2017
The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse.
Mayo winding down HMO in Wisconsin
By: Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune | November 3, 2017
An HMO operated by the Mayo Clinic in western Wisconsin is pulling out of the individual market next year and plans to stop selling coverage to employer groups down the road.
Door County Medical Center partners with Common Ground Healthcare
By: Staff, USA Today Network-WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | November 3, 2017
STURGEON BAY - The Door County Medical Center and Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative are partnering to serve the health and insurance needs of Door and Kewaunee residents.