Tag Archives: Year

2020: The year of the patient centricity

The concept of patient centricity has been around for some time, but traditional product-based approaches have persisted, especially within pharma companies. However, life science organizations are increasingly understanding that they can’t deliver tomorrow’s innovation today if they are still using yesterday’s business models. Focusing on product doesn’t enable the responsiveness and agility needed to meet… Read More »

“No Need For Pap test every year”: Says American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society released new screening recommendations (14 March,2012) for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. Screenings are tests for women who have no symptoms of cervical cancer. Among the changes: the American Cancer Society no longer recommends that women get a Pap test every year.   Screening (March 21, 2013) Recommendations for Cervical Cancer… Read More »

2020: Entering the Year of the Midwife

By MICHELLE COLLINS, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN The World Health Organization has named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. However, most Americans have never experienced a midwife’s care. In my over 30 years working in maternal-child health, I’ve heard plenty of reasons why. Families are understandably nervous about that with which they are… Read More »

How to make lasting new year changes

Making lasting changes to our lifestyles, or our behaviours, is a tricky task. While our initial enthusiasm for the change might get us started, even shifting the old habits, we invariably end up relapsing back to our old ways of doing things. Which is frustrating…and disheartening. That frustration can often lead us to throw our… Read More »