Month: July 2021

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Watch: Cyclist Hits Olympic-Size Medical Bills After Crash

“CBS This Morning,” in partnership with KHN and NPR, interviews Phil Gaimon, a cyclist who had hoped to be in Tokyo next week as a competitor in the track events on the USA Cycling national team. Instead, a crash on the velodrome track in Pennsylvania in 2019 ended his Olympic…

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Why is the South the Epicenter of Anti-Abortion Fervor?

Not so long ago, laws governing abortion in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were far more restrictive than those in the Deep South, as state legislators throughout New England regularly banned the procedure, no matter the circumstances, during the 1960s and ’70s. Nowadays, however, the American South represents a hub of…

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Claims That CDC’s PCR Test Can’t Tell Covid From Flu Are Wrong

Claim: “CDC has just announced they will revoke the emergency use authorization of the RT-PCR tests first introduced in 2/20. … Translation: They’ve been adding flu cases to Covid cases when using that test.” Facebook post, July 25, 2021 Posts circulating on Facebook and Instagram claim the Centers for Disease…

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Facing Recall, Newsom Draws Support from Health Care Allies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians upset with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pandemic rules — which shuttered businesses, kept schoolkids at home and mandated masks — helped fuel the September recall election that could spell the end of his political career. But among the allies rushing to Newsom’s defense are doctors, nurses, dentists…

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Amid Covid Booster Debate, West Virginia to Check Immunity of Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents

West Virginia raced ahead of the country last winter to get people in nursing homes vaccinated against covid-19, but with cases and hospitalizations on the rise again, state officials want to know whether immunity levels are falling for residents who had their shots. Starting in August, the state plans to…

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Diabetes Drug’s New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate

The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include an unusual warning: They might cause weight loss. That side effect is one that many people — especially those with Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity —…

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Bus Stop by Bus Stop, Denver-Area Officials Microtarget Vaccine Hesitancy

AURORA, Colo. — John Letson had seen too many apocalyptic movies to feel comfortable getting a covid-19 vaccine initially. “I was completely against it,” the 40-year-old movie buff said, referencing “I Am Legend” and “Children of Men,” in which humanity is in jeopardy, as examples of what could go wrong….

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Hot Covid Summer

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Predictions of a “hot vax summer” that would let Americans who had their covid immunizations celebrate the waning of the pandemic are…

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Covid Renews Interest in Radiation, but Docs Caution Against Pilgrimages to Radon-Filled Mines

BOULDER, Mont. — Twice a year, Brian Tichenor makes the 1,200-mile drive each way from his home in Kansas to a defunct uranium mine in Montana, where he takes an elevator 85 feet below the surface to sit amid radioactive radon gas to ease the pain from his chronic eye…

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Olympic Dream Dashed After Bike Crash and Nightmare Medical Bill Over $200K

It was a race in Pennsylvania that could have sent cyclist Phil Gaimon to the Tokyo Olympics; instead, a serious crash landed the Californian in two hospitals on the East Coast. Gaimon knows accidents are, unfortunately, part of the sport. He had retired from competitive road cycling three years earlier,…

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Pfizer Court Fight Could Legalize Medicare Copays and Unleash ‘Gold Rush’ in Sales

Three years ago, pharma giant Pfizer paid $24 million to settle federal allegations that it was paying kickbacks and inflating sales by reimbursing Medicare patients for out-of-pocket medication costs. By making prohibitively expensive medicine essentially free for patients, the company induced them to use Pfizer drugs even as the price…

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Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by delta, they did not suspect it would be so bad…

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Las misteriosas mutaciones que hacen de delta la variante del virus de covid más contagiosa hasta ahora

A primera vista, las mutaciones de la variante delta de covid, altamente contagiosa, no parecen tan preocupantes. Para empezar, delta tiene menos cambios genéticos que las versiones anteriores del coronavirus. “Cuando se supo que la epidemia en la India estaba impulsada por delta, nadie imaginó que sería tan mala o…

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Sign-Up Window for Free COBRA Coverage for Many Laid-Off Workers Closes This Week

After being laid off from her job as a systems analyst for a specialty chemicals company in December, Gabriela de Pompignan opted to hang on to her former employer’s insurance coverage under the federal law known as COBRA. Typically, laid-off workers pick up the total cost of premiums under COBRA,…

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Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard to Get Drug for Postpartum Depression

When Miriam McDonald decided she wanted to have another baby at age 44, her doctor told her she had a better chance of winning the lottery. So when she got pregnant right away, she and her husband were thrilled. But within three days of giving birth to their son, in…

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Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her…

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How a Doctor Breaks Norms to Treat Refugees and Recent Immigrants

AURORA, Colo. — Fatumo Osman, a 65-year-old Somali refugee who speaks limited English, was in a bind. She made too much money at a meal prep service job so she no longer qualified for Medicaid. But knee pain kept her from working, so her income had dropped. She could reapply…

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Want Fries With That Vaccine? Even at a Fast-Food Restaurant, Pop-Up Clinics See Slow Traffic

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A few months ago, the boxy, teal truck parked outside a McDonald’s in this Inland Empire city might have drawn hundreds of people willing to stand in line for hours under the scorching sun. The truck is San Bernardino County’s mobile vaccine unit, which brings covid-19…

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5 jobs from Adecco

Sr. Linux Systems EngineerAdeccoNew York, NYSoftware DeveloperAdeccoNew York, NYLead Business AnalystAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalystAdeccoNew York, NYIT ManagerAdeccoWallingford, CT

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Watch: More Long Covid Cases Seen in Kids

The vast majority of the pandemic’s 4.1 million covid infections in children have been mild. However, doctors are concerned about a growing number of long-haul covid cases and a rare but dangerous inflammatory disease, particularly among Black and Latino children. KHN correspondent Sarah Varney, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, reports…

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The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that her small therapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, can always connect with its clients. She’s been burned before. During one hours-long service outage of SimplePractice in late May, PsycYourMind, which offers mental health counseling and group sessions for Black…

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As Holdout Missouri Joins Nation in Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions, Experts Worry

Kathi Arbini said she felt elated when Missouri finally caught up to the other 49 states and approved a statewide prescription drug monitoring program this June in an attempt to curb opioid addiction. The hairstylist turned activist estimated she made 75 two-hour trips in the past decade from her home…

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Lead Business Analyst / Adecco / New York, NY

Adecco/New York, NY

Perm Placement position (not contract work)
Lead Business Analyst
Salary up to $130k
Location = Work from home anywhere on the east coast (75% travel required)

The Sr. Business Analyst works closely with clients, analyzing existing systems and processes, and identifying appropriate opportunities to utilize the client product.

Responsibilities

The Business Analyst is responsible for analysis, determination, implementation, testing, and maintenance of Decision Models to meet client business requirements
Conduct discovery meetings with Customer, Product Manager and Subject Matter Experts to identify and generate functional requirements encompassing process, decision and data model domains
Advise clients on the most appropriate use of the DECISION tool in order to meet requirements
Establish relationships with client’s business and technology stakeholders, working closely to facilitate the implementation of the DECISION product and The Decision Model (TDM).
Formulate business policies and processes into Decision Models (Business Rules) and Business Process Models (BPM) using BPMN.
Build decision models and rule families while ensuring reusability across applications
Assist in the business decision/rules design to ensure rules reflect the business intent and result in the desired business behavior
Structure the decisions/rules based on The Decision Model within the DECISION BDMS and their execution in BRM systems
Work closely with internal and external business units and serve clients and other interested parties
Assist with on-going DECISION maintenance and future development: quality assurance, production support, documentation, and training

Experience

Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a business analyst in the financial services industry
Experience defining business architecture in complex enterprise environments
A strong understanding of technology pertaining to the integration of BPM and Decision Models
Experience working with various business aspects using BPM and Business Rules Engines within a SOA environment
Experience working as a vendor or consultant in a client environment or experience in a heavily customer focused environment
Development experience with Business Rules Management Systems and/or Business Process Management Systems with an understanding of business rules architecture
Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

Business process modelling
The Decision Model method
Conceptual and logical data modelling
Business logic modelling
Enterprise Decision Management
Business Rules Architecture
Rule Governance Frameworks
Stakeholder analysis experience
Understanding of SOA principles, implementation methodologies and related tools
Experience defining business architecture
Agile/SCRUM methodology experience a strong plus
Leadership experience is a strong plus, having led projects and teams
Proactive attitude, ability to work independently and a desire to continuously learn new skills and technologies
Strong written and verbal communication skills & customer-focused attitude
Must be willing to travel 75%+ of the time to client sites

Resumes to [email protected]

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Business Analyst / Adecco / New York, NY

Adecco/New York, NYAdecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Senior Data Architect in NYC. This position is a long-term temporary job opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now!

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Journalists Dig in on Delta Variant Risks and Opioid Overdose Deaths

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed outbreaks caused by the covid-19 delta variant in Missouri and elsewhere on Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Weber on Newsy Read Weber’s “The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord“ KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed opioids and…

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Contraception Is Free to Women, Except When It’s Not

For Stephanie Force, finding a birth control method that she likes and can get without paying out-of-pocket has been a struggle, despite the Affordable Care Act’s promise of free contraceptives for women and adolescent girls in most health plans. The 27-year-old physician recruiter in Roanoke, Virginia, was perfectly happy with…

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Readers and Tweeters Connect the Dots on Topics From Vaccine Development to Long Covid

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. A Concerned Taxpayer Takes Stock of Vaccine Efforts Your recent article “Novavax’s Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed” (July 19)…

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Facing Headwinds on New Alzheimer’s Drug, Biogen Launches Controversial Campaign

Do you sometimes lose your train of thought or feel a bit more anxious than is typical for you? Those are two of the six questions in a quiz on a website co-sponsored by the makers of Aduhelm, a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. But even when all responses to the…

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IT Manager / Adecco / Wallingford, CT

Adecco/Wallingford, CT

IT Manager
Are you an IT Manager with experience using the INFOR accounting system? If that’s you, plus you live in southern Connecticut (or willing to relocate), please read on!

Our client is an international company that has been well established in southernConnecticut for several decades. They are in need of an IT Manager who will be responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the organization. This role with also establish and direct the policies and procedures for project management methodology and defining, testing, and installing the information technology initiatives based upon the user-defined business requirements. This position will also provide leadership to the IT Administrator and report directly to the CEO.

What you need for this position:

10+ years of IT project experience
Network or Windows certifications
Good communication skills with the ability to work well both independently and as a team
Excellent communication skills in both a written and verbal capacity
Bonus points for management experience!
BS in Computer Science or equivalent

What’s in it for you:

Generous salary with great benefits
Excellent company culture that offers the freedom to think creatively and work collaboratively
Enjoy the best of both worlds! Work on a small team AND get the stability that comes from a well-established, global company
Gain exposure to several different industries
High level of communication with Executive and Management team
Lots of leeway to perform your role successfully

What you’ll be doing:

Responsible for the implementation and migration to INFOR accounting system
Ensure training for all INFOR users is provided and reviewed as necessary
Utilize technologies to improve business process.
Provides statistical analysis of sales and financial data from INFOR accounting system.
Using INFOR, improve and consolidate month end reporting requirements and processes, improve Inventory Control, create and maintain Cost Center Profit/Loss statements, create monthly/quarterly reports
Maintain an adequate level of knowledge of operating system and application software being used to provide high levels of support to users
Monitor and evaluate efficiency of software/hardware usage, providing items to be covered in training of users, making them more efficient
Provide documentation that defines upcoming needs of network, which would require purchase of additional hardware or software
Monitor and report licenses on applications on a regular basis to ensure compliance
Assist IT Administrator when necessary

If this sounds like it could be a match for you, please apply today!

To Apply – Please send a Word version of your resume to [email protected]. Once reviewed, our team will contact you regarding the next step. If your resume is not a strong match for this position we will build a profile for you and contact you regarding future openings that are a better match for your skills and experience.

All the best,
The Adecco Team

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After 18 Months, Sutter Antitrust Settlement Finally Poised for Formal Approval

More than 18 months after Sutter Health agreed to a tentative settlement in a closely watched antitrust case joined by the California Attorney General’s Office, the judge presiding over the case indicated she would sign off on the terms, pending agreement on attorney fees. The nonprofit health care giant, based…