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Employers Can Take Immediate Steps to Increase Value of Cancer Care Benefits and Services They Provide, Says Northeast Business Group on Health

October 26, 2016

NEBGH’s report is based on interviews with cancer experts and employer benefits professionals, and a May 2016 workshop attended by 48 stakeholders – employer benefits professionals, oncology experts, care providers and health plan executives. It notes that healthcare in general in the U.S. is moving from a primarily volume-based, fee-for-service system to one in which value is central, and as a result, the cancer care landscape is also undergoing significant changes ranging from new options for better navigation and coordination of care, and more personalized and precision-based treatments, to new payment models like bundles and total cost of care.

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Top Employers Gather to Discuss Mental Health in the Workplace

June 3, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted its second CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace in New York City alongside the Partnership for New York City and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Partnership For Workplace Mental Health. The meeting included several members of the Partnership for New York City and other top employers.

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Providing Access to High-Quality Cancer Care is a High Priority for Employers, Northeast Business Group on Health Report Finds

April 27, 2016

Employers are concerned about the high cost of cancer care but they’re equally concerned about making sure employees and family members diagnosed with cancer are receiving top-quality care, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “Employers and Cancer Care Quality: A Closer Look,” also says employers want to make sure the dollars they invest in cancer care are well spent and also have a strong desire to support the best possible outcomes and quality of life for those who have embarked on a cancer journey.

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NEBGH Releases Employer Guide to Digital Diabetes Tools

March 22, 2016

Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) has released a guide that it calls “a useful entry point” for employers interested in exploring the use of digital tools for preventing and managing diabetes within their employee populations. The guide cites the ways in which digital tools can make a difference in addressing chronic diseases in general and diabetes in particular – convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking. It also cites digital tools as useful in supporting patients and physicians in a rapidly transforming healthcare delivery system emphasizing value.

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NEBGH Honors Three Hospitals for Patient Safety and Quality Improvements

November 12, 2015

The awards were presented at NEBGH’s second annual Leapfrog Hospital Awards Breakfast: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Harlem Hospital Center each received the Excellence in Patient Safety and Quality Award; Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut received the Greatest Leaps in Patient Safety and Quality Award.

The awards were based on a combination of factors including the hospitals’ Leapfrog survey results and Safety Score. This information is publicly reported at www.leapfroggroup.org.

“I commend these hospitals for their deep commitment to transparency, and for ensuring high-quality, safe care for their patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We are proud to stand with the Northeast Business Group on Health as a key advocate for transparency in the New York metro area and Connecticut, and urge all hospitals to match these top performers in their pursuit of radical quality improvement and value-driven care.”