Because of its focus on ailments that need chronic prescriptions, Hims technically provides continuous care. What’s unclear is whether that constitutes quality care. In October, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that some of the doctors Hims contracted with through a separate company called Bailey Health felt pushed to prescribe products. The report included excerpts from conference calls in which Bailey Health’s CEO told doctors to expedite approval for prescription applications. On the Better Business Bureau website, several complaints against Hims paint a portrait of aggressive sales tactics. Patients have complained they were charged for products that their doctor decided would not be good for them. Other complaints include being charged for recurring delivery of products that weren’t actually ordered. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
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Ultimately, vaccinations are only one part of a multifaceted public health strategy. We will need to continue wearing masks, and practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, to ensure that cases do start decreasing. Schaffner mentions a popular analogy: protection is like a series of slices of Swiss cheese packed together, where each one has holes that the virus can get through. We close those gaps with each one of these preventative measures, and they’re only completely effective in driving down transmissions if combined. … [Read more...] about How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?
While the $900 billion stimulus bill that just passed earmarked $10 billion for childcare funding, advocates say that’s just a fraction of what the industry needs to survive this period, which is believed to be in the range of $50 billion. Biden’s plan calls for increasing pay and benefits for existing childcare workers and creating 1.5 million new jobs in the industry—good jobs that would secure affordable healthcare and paid family leave for a workforce that has historically been underpaid. Another proposal is to build more childcare centers and encourage businesses to invest in on-site childcare through a construction tax credit. … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
We will also recognize an Innovation Team of the Year and honorable mentions, and this year we are encouraging companies to nominate an Innovation Leader of the Year, a designation that can go to any individual—he or she could be a lab manager, a division head, or a CEO—who has championed innovation in the workplace. We are also dividing the list into categories defined by size of company and corporate status, separating nonprofits and not-for-profit organizations from for-profit corporations. … [Read more...] about Fast Company now accepting applications for Best Workplaces for Innovators 2021
New Paltz, a town in Ulster County, is approximately 80 miles north of Manhattan. Yang’s decision to spend time there speaks to ongoing debates over the city’s viability during the pandemic, and how people who have fled New York during its worst moments are often the ones who can afford to. … [Read more...] about Why aspiring NYC mayor Andrew Yang upset New Yorkers with his quip about working from home