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Diabetes epidemic: Obesity weighing down public health
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, and another 86 million have prediabetes, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency warns that without weight loss and...[MORE]
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Article 1946 TJC alerts industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices
Patients visiting a clinic for an injection to relieve their pain or for chemotherapy don’t expect to leave with a new condition such as hepatitis, but unfortunately thousands of patients have been adversely affected in this way when they received an injection at their doctor’s office or in the ...[MORE]
Article 1945 Hospitals working to reduce infections
An initiative headed by the American Hospital Association has prevented hospital-caused complications in 69,000 patients at 1,600 hospitals and saved more than $201 million in its first two years compared to rates from the recent past, reports HealthLeaders Media. The success was reported ...[MORE]
Article 1944 Hospital adds pharmacists to ER
Children’s Medical Center in Dallas has added 10 full-time pharmacists to its emergency department in an effort to reduce medication errors, according to a recent story in FierceHealthcare. “Pharmacists at Children's review nearly 20,000 medications and prescription orders a week for ...[MORE]
Article 1943 Weekly emails helped in infection control
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami achieved success in combating the spread of the highly resistant organism Acinetobacter baumannii after its medical director of infection control began sending weekly emails to hospital leadership with specific details of the outbreak. “The emails ...[MORE]
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Aon Consulting is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with 2008 revenues of $1.4 billion and 6,300 professionals worldwide. Aon Consulting is shaping the workplace of the future through benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions. The firm was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Medical cost management, worker productivity improvement, a focus on general health and wellness, and the need to keep the workforce satisfied all combine to make managing health and welfare a complex and challenging issue. Aon Consulting treats health and benefits like an investment rather than an expense and builds a value-based business case to help its clients quantify the impact of a robust program. Moreover, as leaders in CDH design, Aon was one of the first companies in the United States to implement a CDH plan of its own—a clear demonstration of the company’s own innovation and leadership.

Aon Consulting has also developed an industry-leading toolkit of health and welfare tools and databases to guide your program decisions. This toolkit offers continually refreshed databases that bring an unparalleled level of efficiency to vendor identification and selection. Aon Consulting’s health and welfare toolkit includes industry-leading RFI databases that contain insightful information on several thousand health and welfare plans and vendors.

By employing the full spectrum of health management programs, including health promotion and wellness, chronic condition management and care/case management, you can identify and manage major healthcare cost drivers for your entire workforce population, regardless of individual health status.

Aon Consulting has unparalleled resources to help you develop effective strategies for your health and welfare benefit programs. National, regional, and local expertise allows the company to efficiently develop customized solutions to meet the unique needs of your organization.