Tag Archives: Year

Gave up diet soda for a year

My little thing was diet soda. I had a brand of choice, and I always wanted to drink from a can for maximum coldness. Never with a straw, I wanted to plant my lips on the can like an extended kiss. And I lived for that kkk-shhhew sound of the can popping open. Years after… Read More »

Epic Systems says employees can now work from home until the end of the year after attempt to get them to return this month

Judith Faulkner, CEO of healthcare IT giant Epic Systems. Source: Epic Systems Bowing to public pressure, health tech company Epic Systems has now notified its employees that they can work from home until the end of the year.  Epic had planned to require thousands of employees to return to the office this month to preserve… Read More »

Medical groups, health systems expect COVID-19 pinch to last into next year, AMGA says

Dive Brief: Medical providers continue to be hit hard financially by COVID-19, as a new survey from the American Medical Group Association found that more than 90% of medical groups and integrated healthcare systems say the pandemic cut revenues by at least 25%. Many have reported revenue losses topping 50%. Moreover, a large percentage of… Read More »

No Boston Marathon this year: Iconic event officially canceled for first time in 124 years

The Boston Marathon has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the iconic event will not take place its 124-year history, city officials announced Thursday. In conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) made the announcement less than a week after indicating a final decision on… Read More »

What $6,553 Buys You in America: A Luxury Watch, a Year at Valdosta State, or a PPO for One – the 2020 Milliman Medical Index

Imagine this: you find yourself with $ 6,553 in your pocket and you can pick one of the following: A new 2020 Breitling Navitimer watch; A year’s in-state tuition at Valdosta State University; or, A PPO for an average individual. Welcome to the annual Milliman Medical Index (MMI), which gauges the yearly price of an… Read More »