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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…