Category Archives: Health Care Industry

Consolidation in the health care industry: bane or boon?

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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

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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

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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?

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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 →

World AIDS Day: The Time to Act Is Now

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people to raise awareness about HIV and help the world move closer to the goal of an AIDS-free generation. This year’s theme, “The Time to Act Is Now,” calls us to … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Telemedicine Law and Liability: 2015

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Telemedicine has been growing exponentially in recent years and will continue to do so over the next decade. Telemedicine has the potential to improve care and reduce cost, goals fully consistent with the aims of health care reform. Indeed it … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Health Care Risk – Ebola Outbreak

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I remember back to the simple days of being a hobo, or a clown or our favorite cartoon character for Halloween, wearing those claustrophobic plastic masks that never kept the eye holes where you could see (Casper the Friendly Ghost- … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Ebola Reveals Weaknesses in Provider Preparedness

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The world is in the midst of an officially declared public health emergency with the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately the world has also discovered that—though we (health care) train and educate and write detailed disaster response plans—to date there have been … Continue reading →