Building an Ecosystem That Will Survive and Thrive

by Rob Gelb

With a call to action from an increasing volume of buyers for integrated solutions that deliver improved, measurable results, many companies are demanding solution partners that will drive innovation and enhance value for a larger population of consumers. The primary means of delivering on this “new normal” are business ecosystems, which are now a foundational approach to most … [More]

The Key to Normalcy Lies in COVID-19 Testing

by Milan Patel

More than 4.44 million lives have been lost since the pandemic began in 2020. Following a quiet period when many relaxed their guard, we’re now seeing spikes on graphs we thought — and hoped — had bottomed out. Despite efforts to put the pandemic behind us, our global population is vulnerable once again as SARS-CoV-2 variants spread. Under these circumstances, even after 1.5 … [More]

Prep for Open Enrollment

by Stephanie Waldrop

For many, open enrollment is a dreaded time of year. With more than 20 years of open enrollment seasons under my belt, I have experienced my fair share of employers calling me in crisis because they just received their insurance renewals and do not have a good plan of action. The problem with this approach is that it leaves little time to properly plan for success. This year … [More]

Assisted Living Facilities Learned Lessons through COVID-19

by Mark Lawrence

The past year has been difficult on healthcare workers, residents of assisted living facilities and their families. The challenges of COVID-19 affected assisted living communities across the country. Residents often had to be quarantined, facing solitude with only books, television, phone calls, video calls and the presence of the care providers to keep them company. The … [More]

Non-Invasive Healing Combines Therapeutic Modalities and Yoga

by Mike Hunter

Recently launched in Scottsdale, Quasar Quantum Healing offers cutting-edge, non-invasive, therapeutic modalities, teamed with yoga, grounding, meditation and nutritional guidance. An alternative to conventional methods, the facility is designed to transform the body, mind, and spirit at a cellular level to optimize mental, emotional and physical health.  Quasar Quantum … [More]

Prep Now for Open Enrollment – 5 Steps to Ensure Success

Stephanie Waldrop

For many, open enrollment is a dreaded time of year. With more than 20 years of open enrollment seasons under my belt, I have experienced my fair share of employers calling me in crisis because they just received their insurance renewals and do not have a good plan of action. The problem with this approach is that it leaves little time to properly plan for success. This year … [More]

New Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Avondale 

by Mike Hunter

ClearSky Health, an established rehabilitative healthcare provider, recently broke ground for a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avondale, Ariz. The hospital will be located at 109th Ave. and West McDowell Road, and is expected to open in summer 2022. ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Avondale will be a 30-bed facility that is expected to treat about 650 patients … [More]

32 Regional Businesses Continue Their Due Diligence in Prep for the Next Public Health Crisis

by Anna Maria Maldonado

As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and we slowly begin to feel more confident getting back to some semblance of life as we knew it, business and government continue diligent conversations around the new and ever-innovating standards of public health and safety. Supporting that diligence, a coalition of 32 local and regional bio-defense, health and safety business leaders … [More]

The State of Telehealth – Booming!

by Bret Larsen

It’s referred to by many terms in our industry: virtual care, telehealth, telemedicine, virtual health and remote care. No matter what we may call it, one thing is for certain — it’s here to stay!  At eVisit, we call it virtual care, namely to signify that our end-to-end SaaS (Software as a Service) technology platform virtualizes every step in the care process from … [More]

Enabling Remote Analytic System Integration

by Kent Dicks

When looking for silver linings in the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are the positive gains made in the use of telehealth, to minimize the risk of exposure to frontline care workers and patients alike. In this realm, Life365 is continually adding new solutions to help solidify the embrace of virtual care and make the concept of Hospital@Home a reality. The pandemic … [More]

COVID Has Impacted the Nutrition of Your Employees

by Maya Nahra

Eating right rarely is due to a lack of knowledge. One could argue too much nutrition knowledge pushes people into confusion and furthers the issue of poor nutrition habits. After having spent 12 years as a registered dietitian in health coaching for medium to large organizations, there’s one thing I know for sure: Most people know what to eat to be healthy; doing it is an … [More]

Making Healthcare More Accessible

by Nathan Lamberth

Technology has transformed life as we knew it in many ways, though the change has accelerated with the once-in-a-century health crisis. Digital connections are giving way to a virtual workplace, remote learning and more online shopping. But the impact of technology doesn’t end there. It is also how we visit the doctor, whether it’s for a wellness check-up, the flu or a … [More]

Integrative Healthcare – The Ideal Benefit for 2021

by Bill Gianoukos

Keeping healthy was the goal of 2020. Employers took a closer look at their healthcare benefits and made additions and adjustments to help employees stay healthy. This goal continues in 2021. However, one of the most difficult aspects of providing employees with health benefits that are both easy to navigate and cost-effective is dealing with an overly complicated health … [More]

Bioscience and Healthcare Contribute to a Healthy Economy

by Mike Hunter

As an economic sector locally, bioscience and healthcare is strong and growing.  In the City of Phoenix (not the metropolitan area; just the city), there is more than $3 billion in bioscience healthcare facilities under construction or in the final design pipeline. This will bring to market over the next two years more than 4.4 million square feet of new facilities and 7,000 … [More]

Expansion Underway for Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert

by Mike Hunter

McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on the $243-million, 351,000-square-foot Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower and Emergency Department expansion and renovation project, located at 1900 N. Higley Road in Gilbert, Ariz. The expansion essentially doubles the size of the medical center campus, addressing growing needs for women and infant care and cancer care by … [More]

Plasma Donations Help Save Lives 

by Miguel Rodriguez

Many people are surprised to learn that plasma — the clear, straw-colored liquid portion of blood — is a lifeline for thousands of people with rare, chronic and complex diseases. There is an urgent need for human plasma across the nation, including right here in Arizona. That is why I am excited to share that BioLife Plasma Services, part of the global biopharmaceutical company … [More]

Paradigm’s COVID-19 Response 

by Ruth Seigel

COVID-19 arrived in Arizona, Paradigm Laboratories founder and CEO Ethan Sasz wanted to play a role in keeping Arizonans safe and healthy. A high-complexity molecular and infectious disease diagnostic laboratory founded in 2013 in Tucson, Paradigm quickly pivoted its business and partnered with government leaders to meet the mounting requirement for statewide mass accurate and … [More]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employer Medical Plans

by Brian Gratigny

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant influence on businesses across the nation. One of the biggest areas of change is medical spend and the overall cost of medical plans for employers. Although many might assume medical spend has increased due to persons requiring care as a result of the pandemic, the opposite is true.  According to the MJ Insurance COVID-19 … [More]

BioLab Sciences Advances Accessibility of Transformative Wound Care Technology

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based BioLab Sciences, an emerging regenerative biotechnology company, recently acquired the patents and intellectual property for MyOwn Skin™, a revolutionary regenerative therapy that is transforming the wound care industry, from Bogota, Colombia-based Keraderm. The acquisition enables BioLab Sciences to license MyOwn Skin™ internationally and bring advanced wound … [More]

Prevent Costly Ergonomic Injuries in Work-from-Home Employees

by Merl Miller

Over the past several months, countless employees have transitioned from working in an office to working from home. For many, this shift has highlighted a common pitfall of remote work: a lack of proper desks, chairs and other equipment like they had at the office. Without an ergonomically sound space where employees can work comfortably, safely and productively at home, they … [More]

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