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ZoomerHack - Innovation isn't just for kids. Eight Lessons on Compassion in Health Care From the Dalai Lama. "A more compassionate mind is very, very helpful to good health. " "Loving kindness, warm-heartedness are keys to health. " "Each of us has some responsibility to make a contribution. " "You can lead this moment because you practice these things. " These words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama resonated with Mayo Clinic staff and guests gathered to hear a special talk on "Compassion in Health Care" on Monday, Feb. 29, at the chapel on the Saint Marys Campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester. Below are lessons from the Dalai Lama noted by some of those attending the session. 1. He himself prefers simply to be called "brother.

" "When someone calls me 'brother,' I feel touched on a basic level of humanness," he says. 2. He also noted how that sense of oneness already exists in health care. "We have a oneness as human beings," he says. 3. "Ninety percent of negativeness is your own perception," he says. "We should utilize our wonderful brains and analyze and look for wider perspectives," he adds. You decide: Are we coddling Canadian seniors? Canada needs to prevent poverty and undue suffering in old age Susan Eng : Some ask, “Must Canada stop coddling its spoiled seniors?” The answer is no, not unless we can find any who are coddled. In targeting this mythical group, we risk undermining the few public programs aimed at preventing poverty and other indignities in old age. It’s true that Canadians are living longer, healthier lives.

Poverty rates among seniors have fallen dramatically – largely due to the maturing of the Canada Pension Plan and workplace pensions. As recently reported, senior poverty has increased from a low of 3.9 per cent in 1995 to 11.1 per cent, or one in nine, in 2013. These people are not coddled either. So it comes as no surprise that seniors are staying at or returning to work. Even middle-income Canadians face a substantially reduced living standard in their future so-called coddled years because they have not saved, or could not save, enough. Plus they have no Plan B. Trudeau heckled, booed at youth labour forum in Ottawa. 16. Generation Now. Millennials and healthcare: 25 things to know. There is a lot of talk about the impact the aging baby boomer population is going to have on the healthcare industry, but many trends are being driven by another sect of the population: millennials.

Millennials are defined as individuals ages 18 to 24 or 18 to 34, depending on the source. Having lived with the Internet and near instant access to a wealth of information, many millennials approach healthcare — either as employees or consumers — with different expectations and skill sets than previous generations. And although baby boomers are often considered the "largest generation" in number, millennials actually outnumber the boomers by 7.7 million. Highlighted below are 25 things to know about this generation and its effect on healthcare costs and trends. [Editor's note: Although the definitions differ somewhat, typically those around ages 34 to 49 are considered Generation Xers and those ages 51 to 69 are considered baby boomers.] Millennials, medical care and money 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

7 Ways Millennials Are Changing The Healthcare Industry (And What It Means To You) | hfa - Insights. 7 Ways Millennials Are Changing The Healthcare Industry (And What It Means To You) As the largest generation in the United States, and one whose purchasing power continues to grow, Millennials are having a major and increasing influence on just about every industry out there.

Healthcare is no exception. The mindsets, influencers and habits of Millennials don't align with traditional models of healthcare delivery—and healthcare brands must either adapt or be left behind. Here are some of the most game-changing ways Millennials interact with healthcare brands. 1. Millennials have been called the "drive-through generation" because they want healthcare delivered more quickly and efficiently. 2. The Affordable Care Act, the rising costs of healthcare and the increased number of self-help resources available have encouraged this generation to take control of their healthcare. 3. 4. 5. Word of mouth is especially important to Millennials. 6. 7. What This Means To You *Sources: 1.) 2015, March 25. Docs have 'grave concerns' about eHealth review | Ontario. TORONTO - Ontario’s doctors say they have “grave concerns” about a key review of eHealth by a government privatization guru.

Ontario Medical Association president Dr. Virginia Walley wrote to Ed Clark on Thursday to express the group’s concern about his review of the health records bureaucracy. Clark, the former TD Bank CEO who recommended the partial sale of Hydro One, was appointed Friday by Health Minister Eric Hoskins to look at the agency. Clark’s been asked to find ways to appraise its potential to raise cash for the government as it tries to fund billions in infrastructure projects. But Walley said patient privacy has to put before profit. “To be absolutely clear, we are very concerned about any privatization that might occur without appropriate safeguards on patient data,” she said.

“We hope that you will see our legitimate concerns on this very sensitive issue of patient privacy, particularly as government has given little attention to these matters over the last year.” MMS: Error.