Category Archives: Health Care Industry

How behavioral economics can improve well-being

We are learning that we can use the way our brains are hardwired to help improve our health. Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2017?

A look at the emerging risks for 2017 reveals two clear touchpoints: people and politics – and especially politics. Risk experts in areas ranging from human capital to transportation, from Washington, DC to Brazil are looking at the broad implications … Continue reading →

What makes communicating to employees in the healthcare industry so difficult?

Brilliant scientists. Empathetic care givers. Hundreds of support staff who keep the lights on. All of this in an environment that never has a day off. That only touches on the difficulties of connecting with employees in the healthcare industry. Continue reading →

Preparing for the Trump administration

One of the main takeaways from the election is that we live in a time of disruption, and with Obamacare a lightning-rod issue in the campaign, the U.S. health care and benefits system appears to be headed for plenty of … Continue reading →

Who benefits from the 21st Cures Act?

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”). The legislation was designed to accelerate regulatory pathways for regenerative therapies to meet severe unmet medical needs. Within its provisions, the Bill will support President Obama and … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

Consolidation in the health care industry: bane or boon?

In the past five years, there have been several thousand mergers and acquisitions of both health care providers and payors. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

What Businesses Need to Know About the Zika Virus

It can be scary when we learn of a new health threat. The best thing we can do is take the time to learn about the threat, how it may potentially affect us, how it can be prevented and how … Continue reading →

What Risks is Health Care’s Digital Revolution Opening it up to?

Health care is undergoing a digital revolution, driven by the need to increase efficiency, embrace digital technology and improve patient care. Yet the current pace, scale and complexity of technology adoption is putting health care providers at a significant risk … Continue reading →