Cuban Stories of Winston Churchill

Cuban Stories of Winston Churchill When looking at one of the many available pictures of Winston Churchill one doesn’t need to be very accurate to notice the link between the famous British statesman and Cuba. His well known image invariably appears smoking one of the distinguished Cuban Cigars “Romeo y Julieta”, that’s why the cigar company decided to give the name Churchill to one of their best sold “vitolas.” But you’d be mistaken to think this is the only existing bond, without going deeper into...

Health Care History Through Humor

With more than 200 examples of the century’s best political art, ‘The Quest for Health Care Reform: A Satirical History’ provides an entertaining review of 100 years of partisan wrangling over medical insurance. Featuring more than 200 examples of the century’s best political art, a new history of health care reform provides an entertaining review of 100 years of partisan wrangling – from Theodore Roosevelt’s support for protection from the “hazards of sickness” in 1912 to the Supreme...

Health Care Debates Are All About Politics

Once upon a time, two health care plans that were far more liberal than “Obamacare” were debated in the halls of Congress. The plans were introduced by none other than President Richard Nixon, a Republican and conservative stalwart. First came Nixon’s National Health Strategy in 1971, which the Democrats ridiculed and fought tooth and nail, warning it would hurt the middle class. Nixon tried again in 1974 with his Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan and encountered the same partisan resistance. In an essay published today...

Human Resource Management And Health Care Systems

Did you ever know that in the health care systems and services, the human resource management plays a great role? Yes, this is absolutely true especially in the global context because studies and researches have shown that their management techniques have largely helped to improve the health of the patient to a great extent. In fact, the health care and the management of the resources are very much linked to each other and there are several key factors that can help them to go with each other and work successfully. This in turn proves to be...

Massachusetts Uniform Credential Applications

The Massachusetts Physician Credentialing Initiative establishes a standardized process for physician credentialing by health plans and hospitals. This effort streamlines and simplifies the credentialing process, featuring a uniform application for physicians to complete, copy and submit to each health plan and hospital with which they seek affiliation. Participating health plans will process 95% of complete initial applications within 30 days, and communicate regularly with physicians on application status. Physicians who have been...