Looking back at 2012, I can say with certainty that the year was one of the most uncertain that the health care industry has seen in a very long time.
At the heart of the confusion was how and when elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would take effect.
Compounding the indecision was a Supreme Court ruling on the legality of the individual mandate (a decision that both FOX News and CNN initially called incorrectly), a presidential election (that went largely unnoticed), a divided Congress, and, if these factors were no
In August 2011, the Budget Control Act (BCA) ended the infamous debt-ceiling crisis and established the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — otherwise known as the “super committee” — with a mandate to identify $1.2-1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by 2022.
I had no idea what to expect when I started my PR internship at Spector & Associates this summer. I’ve completed internships in several different fields in the past, each of them bringing unique experiences. But after three months at Spector, I can easily say that it’s been the most fulfilling internship I’ve had so far.
As someone just starting out in the PR industry, I was really glad that I ended up interning at a boutique PR firm.
Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its social media policy. Often regarded as a massive bureaucratic department with communications challenges, the VA has come a long away. Its social media can be considered progressive, especially for the agency that takes its roots in the military.
Health care startups save the industry. If this statement sounds pompous, that’s because it most definitely is.
Startups might not solve all of the health care industry's problems, but they can help mitigate costs, improve efficiency and increase patient satisfaction.
Whether its burnt-out nurses, practitioners looking to leave the industry out of frustration, or patients looking for better care, startups can help alleviate some of the most pressing problems in health care.