Chronic disease in the workplace is more prevalent than you may think. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s 2014 survey found 60% of Canadians aged 20 years or older have a chronic disease and 80% are at risk of developing one.
by Anne Nicoll Welcome to the first of our three-part series exploring the growing burden of chronic diseases and the impact they have on the health care system, employers, employees and their families. As a health benefits provider, Medavie Blue Cross is taking a stance to drive the discussion toward healthier and more thoughtful solutions. …
by Anne Nicoll
While presenting the results of the 2015 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey in Halifax last month, I was able to demonstrate the importance of making proactive changes to ensure the viability of long-term health care plans.
by Anne Nicoll
Have you ever looked inside a clock?
It’s filled with gears, springs and an intricate layout to keep time. Each mechanism depends on the other to make the clock tick. If a part stops working or becomes out of line – time is no longer accurate or stops.
A clock’s parts must all work together to function – and the same can be said about health care.
There’s been a lot in the news lately about the pace of costs to health care. Depending on what you read health care costs, including costs of drugs, are expected to continue to rise – but the extent – or pace – of that increase is debatable.