Health savings accounts (HSA) are unique, tax-advantaged accounts that can be used to pay for healthcare expenses. When an HSA combines with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), employees see savings and tax advantages above and beyond what traditional health plans offer. So what do employees need to know to take advantage of these plans? First and foremost, in order to … [Read more...] about Health Savings Accounts
A project that began in 2016 through a partnership with Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute (DRI), Healthy Nevada has gained national attention for its approach to population health. The study involves harvesting DNA from a significant population, providing individuals with information on their health risks as well data to study population health issues and … [Read more...] about Vital Signs
In recent years, University Medical Center (UMC) has experienced a rapid financial transformation, shedding its negative reputation for heavy reliance on Nevada taxpayers through the implementation of sound strategies to ensure the hospital’s future viability while promoting improved quality of care. UMC now stands as an example of financial stability while continuing to … [Read more...] about Meet the New UMC: Strategic Investments, Sound Financial Decisions Drive UMC’s Rapid Turnaround
As business leaders, we often rely on metrics like growth and the unemployment rate to gauge our state’s vitality. However, focusing solely on economic indicators is not enough to answer the question, “How are we doing?” We need to consider other metrics that reflect the health of our communities. Today, Nevada ranks 46th among the states for healthcare access, quality, … [Read more...] about A New Way of Thinking About Health in the Silver State
My family and I were on vacation in California earlier this year when our youngest suddenly came down with a nasty stomach bug in the middle of the night. Even just a year ago, our only options would’ve been to drive around an unfamiliar city to find an open urgent care or potentially spend hours in an ER waiting room. But thanks to the growth of telemedicine, my wife was … [Read more...] about See a Doctor 24/7: Telemedicine Options Create Better Connectivity
In November 2013, Henderson-based Roseman University of Health Sciences completed a merger with the Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation. As a result, Roseman acquired the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building in Summerlin along with sophisticated research equipment. These resources are advancing the university’s research endeavors and has allowed Roseman University … [Read more...] about Roseman University Aspires to Create Incubator for Medical Research
Here’s the bad news. When it comes to overall health, Nevada ranks in the lower half among all 50 states. That’s according to the 24th annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 37 among all 50 states for overall heath, which is the same ranking the state received last year. … [Read more...] about How Healthy is Nevada?
Many of you now reading this are over 40 and beginning to notice the signs of aging. You may have put on a few extra pounds, especially around the middle. You may notice that your energy is way down, stress is up and short term memory is declining (where did I leave those keys?) You may also have some trouble sleeping and can be a bit moody. Of course, it’s also concerning that … [Read more...] about So You’re Aging, Now What?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is designed to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare; and, hopes to create the transformation within the healthcare system necessary to contain costs. One key part of the act outlines a change in the payment structure between insurance companies and physician groups. Instead of paying … [Read more...] about A New Approach to Healthcare
Self-insured resorts help Tennessee-based health exam company choose high-growth Las Vegas as first expansion market. Nevada is not well. Our population ranks as consistently unhealthy in cancer rates, hypertension, preventable hospitalizations, complication rates, immunizable diseases and heart disease, among others. The state also shows up poorly on such health indicators as … [Read more...] about LIFESIGNS: Giving a new look to wellness