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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.”

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CEO's Gather in New York for the First Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace

October 29, 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMINYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted the first-ever CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace in New York City. In partnership with the Kennedy Forum, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, Chief Executives Officers from over a dozen companies representing several industries met to discuss how companies can foster a culture that supports the mental health of their employees.

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Patient Safety Improvements Remain Sluggish, but Some Hospitals Shine: 2015 Hospital Safety Scores Released

October 28, 2015

In New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, grades were assigned to 290 hospitals with 96 receiving an A, the highest letter grade. Twenty-seven of those hospitals have received “Straight As” since the inception of the Score in 2012. Massachusetts had the most number of hospitals (35) receiving an A, followed by New Jersey (32), New York (25) and Connecticut (4). Among the New York State hospitals receiving an A grade, ten are located within New York City’s five boroughs.

“NEBGH applauds The Leapfrog Group in providing safety scores to the public. Transparency of hospital quality information is essential for consumers to make informed decisions of where they can receive the safest care,” said Laurel Pickering, President and CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health. “We also applaud the hospitals who work hard every day to improve care. Even though great strides have been made by so many hospitals, others have slipped or have not improved at all. For this reason, we need to be diligent in providing quality and value information to ensure accountability.”

 

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NEW NEBGH REPORT - Cancer and the Workplace: The Employer Perspective

October 22, 2015

This introductory report highlights the level of complexity employers face in managing their employees’ cancer-related needs, and many of the gaps employers face as they try to make sense of the landscape surrounding cancer.  Employers say they need help in evaluating the quality of cancer care their benefit dollars are purchasing, and want to be better equipped to assist employees who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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2015 eValue8 Award

September 10, 2015

Cigna has been named winner of the 2015 eValue8™ performance award for the New York-metropolitan area. This marks the fifth time in six years that Cigna has been honored with this award.

“We are very pleased to recognize Cigna for their commitment and dedication to improving the health of their members and providing outstanding health care value to employers and other purchasers in the metropolitan New York area,” said Laurel Pickering, President and CEO of NEBGH. “eValue8 results help employers and health plans work together to drive continued improvement and better value in our health care system.”