You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials
Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!

Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!

Producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest

The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!- Jacksonville, Memphis & Washington, DC Chosen to Host the 2014 Competitions -(BLACK PR WIRE) – Cincinnati, OH – Producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest will conduct its sixth annual new talent initiative in three major U.S. cities this coming…

Read More...
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com)

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

Read More...
Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

Nielsen Expands Communications Leadership Team with Key Media Relations Hire

New York (BlackPR.com)

New York (BlackPR.com) -- Nielsen today announced that Andrew McCaskill has joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Communications Officer Laura Nelson.

Read More...
Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Voter Suppression: It’s Mobilization Time

Written by Peter Grear

With this article we will start detailing the ingredients of a revisable action plan that needs comments and revisions as we move toward the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election.  

Read More...
Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

Las Vegas Comedian James Bean's Candid Account Of His Struggle With Suicide

WHEN THE HUMOR IS GONE

James Bean has shown insight and understanding of the darkest moments of many people’s lives as well as ideas on how one could begin to create a life worth living even out of the depths of despair.” -– Rhonda Duncombe, LMFT, LADC

Read More...
Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Voter Suppression: NC Black Republican Advisory Board

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I confess that I’m amazed. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina announced last week that they have launched theNorth Carolina Black Advisory Board (BRAB) 

Read More...
Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Tips for Managing Stress in Your Life

Written by State Point

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can be overwhelming, ultimately preventing you from solving the problems that caused the stress in the first place. But getting focused can help you feel happier and be more successful professionally, financially and in your relationships, say experts.

Read More...
Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Voter Suppression: Defeating it requires two massive efforts

Written by Peter Grear

For black voters, Benjamin Jealous expressed what I believe to be the critical message for black voters when he said that the best way to overcome massive voter suppression is through a massive wave of voter registration.  Thankfully, the NAACP is putting this theory into action through the Youth Organizing…

Read More...
Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen

Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

Read More...
Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Voter Suppression: Is it partisan?

Written by Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’ve been doing commentaries on our Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression since November, 2013.  Because the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, I’ve tried to promote a non-partisan theory of voter enfranchisement. 

Read More...
Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

Why vote? ALEC and the Doctrine of Exclusion

By Peter Grear

Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Frequently, in going forward it is imperative to examine your history.  In 1638 the Maryland Colony issued a public edict encouraging the separation of the races that became the public policy of America. 

Read More...
Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

Read More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

Home Page

Special Issue of Business Horizons Focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences Issues

Written by Indiana University on 26 February 2010.

A special issue of Business Horizons, a bimonthly journal published by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, in partnership with Elsevier, will focus on issues central to healthcare and life sciences.

 

Healthcare reform has been at the heart of much recent political debate in the United States, including renewed attempts to gain bipartisan support from Congress for passage of a national system of health insurance coverage. Special issue guest editors and Kelley School professors John W. Hill and Arlen W. Langvardt said they set out more than two years ago to examine healthcare and life sciences issues beyond the debate.

"We didn't try to address where healthcare reform was going," said Hill, a professor of accounting and the Arthur M. Weimer Chair of Business Administration. "What we tried to do was address aspects of the healthcare reform debate that had really not been at the forefront ... underlying issues that were pertinent to the healthcare reform discussion but really hadn't gotten much attention."

Contributors represent a host of internationally regarded professionals from industry and academia. The majority of the articles involve collaboration by practitioners and academics as authors. For example, the special issue includes articles about:

* The role of government in fostering health care and examines the largely unreported success story in Switzerland;
* One of the least-discussed aspects of the debate -- the potential impact of reform on the value of providers and life science firms and their long-term ability to attract investor capital;
* The role of information technology, including its usage to improve the delivery and management of healthcare;
* The application of lean-manufacturing concepts as a way to reduce the unacceptable number of medical errors that result in harm to the patient;
* The use of patient-centered medical homes as a means for providing efficient and proactive, effective patient care;

Healthcare providers, insurers, patients and supporting industries all feel the pressure to investigate alternative means for providing quality and affordable healthcare services. The special issue also aims to address critical issues in this domain that include the accessibility of healthcare, rising R&D costs, falling R&D returns and the increased need for partnership within the life science industry.

"It is important to focus on the healthcare and life sciences industries given the multitude of stakeholders impacted by these industries, ranging from the patients served, to healthcare providers and their supporting institutions, to manufacturers of healthcare equipment and pharmaceuticals, to governments grappling with how to best oversee the quality and affordability of healthcare," said Catherine M. Dalton, Business Horizons' editor and the David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Management.

Langvardt said the special issue is an outgrowth of a recent but major initiative at the Kelley School -- its Center for the Business of Life Sciences, of which he is research director. The center's research fellows program recognizes life sciences-related research already being done at Kelley and encourages further research, particularly that of an interdisciplinary nature.

"Until I started working with the center in that position (in 2008), I wasn't aware of how many faculty in the school have research interests along these lines," he said. "It's a broad range of faculty members, cutting across almost every department of the school."

In addition to journal subscribers, Langvardt said the center will present copies of the special issue to healthcare and life science professionals and others involved in the industry.

The March/April special issue, "Healthcare and the Life Sciences in Transition (Business Horizons, Vol. 53)," is being mailed this week to subscribers and also online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00076813.

About Business Horizons
Business Horizons is a bimonthly journal, published by Elsevier on behalf of the IU Kelley School of Business, under the leadership of Editor Catherine M. Dalton. The editorial aim is to publish original articles of interest to business academicians and practitioners. Articles cover a wide range of topical areas within the general field of business, with emphasis on identifying important business issues or problems and recommending solutions that address these. The Business Horizons Special Issue is an initiative of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences (CBLS), which was founded three years ago by the Kelley School of Business under the leadership of Professor Emeritus Lawrence S. Davidson. Included in the mission of the CBLS is the encouragement and promotion of faculty research and special projects in the business of life sciences.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com), Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com), which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.

GDN Link Exchange