2015 was a year of continued upheaval in the healthcare industry driven by rising costs and changing regulations. But as necessity is the mother of invention, some of the industry’s toughest challenges have led to innovations that are steering patient care in a positive direction. Below is a recap of the most important healthcare news of 2015:
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Employers are spending big bucks on workplace wellness programs ― designed to improve the health and well-being of their employees, increase their productivity, reduce their risk of developing costly chronic diseases and improve management control of chronic conditions. In 2003, PepsiCo introduced two corporate wellness initiatives for their employees: one program was focused on overall lifestyle and health management, while the other was dedicated to chronic condition management.
In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a detailed report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: a New Health System for the 21st Century, which examines the gap between what is considered good healthcare and the level of healthcare that people actually receive. According to the report, “The U.S. healthcare delivery system does not provide consistent, high quality medical care to all people.
A Q&A with Kimberly Shine, MD, Paladina Health Physician
I was able to sit down with Kimberly Shine, one of our physicians who practices in the Los Angeles area, at our provider summit this summer to ask her a few questions about her approach to healthcare. She’s been practicing medicine for over 15 years, the last three of which have been with Paladina Health. She shared insights about her approach to medicine and what she sees as different about the Paladina Health model of care.
Ever wonder how an organization came up with their name or logo? We do too. So we thought we’d share the story behind Paladina Health and what our branded shield means to us. At Paladina Health, our shield has far more meaning than just a logo. It stands for who we are. And, really what is most important, are the visionary people behind the shield.
Champions of our noble cause: transforming healthcare
At Paladina Health, we share a common vision to be the leader in transforming how primary care is delivered for our patients, providers, and clients.