united states – Surround Health http://surroundhealth.net/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 09:52:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://surroundhealth.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-68-120x120.png united states – Surround Health http://surroundhealth.net/ 32 32 As One Insurance Group launches population health strategy that revolutionizes healthcare https://surroundhealth.net/as-one-insurance-group-launches-population-health-strategy-that-revolutionizes-healthcare/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/as-one-insurance-group-launches-population-health-strategy-that-revolutionizes-healthcare/ Forged from over 100 years of industry experience, As One Insurance Group is changing the insurance landscape PHOENIX, 24 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix-based private insurance brokerage As One Insurance Group (“As One”) announced the launch of its already revolutionizing healthcare-industry population health strategy. As One quickly achieved benchmark status in the world […]]]>

Forged from over 100 years of industry experience, As One Insurance Group is changing the insurance landscape

PHOENIX, 24 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix-based private insurance brokerage As One Insurance Group (“As One”) announced the launch of its already revolutionizing healthcare-industry population health strategy. As One quickly achieved benchmark status in the world of population health.

Brandon Bullock, Chief Strategy Officer of As One, said: “Over the years we have seen the number of people without access to health care decrease, the numbers are a positive sign, 10% of Americans still have no no access to care. seeks to bridge this gap. As One offers Health Navigator in addition to its proprietary sales platform that leverages electronic processing to accelerate the sales cycle.

The leading company specializes in life, health and incidental insurance and simplifies insurance for insurers, agents and customers with distinct offerings, including:

An innovative population health strategy
A proprietary sales platform and a CRM for direct electronic processing
An impressive national distribution channel
Advanced agent training and sales tools

JR Jordan, CEO of As One, said: “With the right tools at hand, our team and our agents show extraordinary courage every day in the fight to fix health insurance, a strong team working as one”.

Meet the management team

As One is led by a strong team of insurance industry professionals with over 100 years of experience. The management team is made up of industry leaders:

JR Jordan, Managing Director
James Jordan, Revenue Manager
Brandon Bullock, Chief Strategy Officer
Brandon Diggs, Chief Technology Officer
Caterina Pontoriero, Vice President, Marketing and Branding
Ryan Sharrah, Vice President, Business Development

Cost of Healthcare in America

The cost of health care in the United States is a major factor preventing people from getting needed care or filling prescriptions. Half of American adults said they had postponed or completely mitigated some dental or health care in the past year due to high cost. Three in 10 people also said they had not taken their necessary medications as prescribed at some point for the same reason. High health care costs disproportionately affect uninsured adults and those with lower household incomes. Larger proportions of American adults also reported difficulty affording different types of care, further delaying them and attributing to them forgoing medical care due to cost.

However, people covered by health insurance are not immune to the burden of health care expenses. Nearly half (46%) of policyholders said they had trouble paying personal expenses and 27% said they had trouble paying their deductible. Difficulty paying medical bills has had significant consequences for American families. Medical bill issues also disproportionately affect adults in households where they or a member of their household has a serious health condition.

As One Insurance knows insurance can get complicated, they are here to simplify the process. For more information on health insurance, benefits, employee benefits, or any other questions, visit www.asoneig.com.

About As One Insurance Group

As One Insurance Group (“As One”) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based private insurance brokerage firm specializing in life, health and incidental insurance. As One aims to simplify insurance by making the process simple and honest. With transparency of product information and open communications the norm, the company offers a range of life and health insurance products paired with the tools agents and customers need to manage their needs. This includes advanced education and training, innovative technology solutions and top-notch service. In short, they work with and for agents, clients and carriers together as one. For more information, individuals are advised to visit the company’s official website.

Media Relations

Catherine Pontoriero
As one insurance group
+1 201-463-7274

This content was published via the newswire.com press release distribution service.

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As One Insurance Group launches population health strategy https://surroundhealth.net/as-one-insurance-group-launches-population-health-strategy/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/as-one-insurance-group-launches-population-health-strategy/ PHOENIX, 24 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix-based private insurance brokerage As One Insurance Group (“As One”) announced the launch of its already revolutionizing healthcare-industry population health strategy. As One quickly achieved benchmark status in the world of population health. Brandon Bullock, Chief Strategy Officer of As One, said: “Over the years we have […]]]>

PHOENIX, 24 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix-based private insurance brokerage As One Insurance Group (“As One”) announced the launch of its already revolutionizing healthcare-industry population health strategy. As One quickly achieved benchmark status in the world of population health.

Brandon Bullock, Chief Strategy Officer of As One, said: “Over the years we have seen the number of people without access to health care decrease, the numbers are a positive sign, 10% of Americans still have no no access to care. seeks to bridge this gap. As One offers Health Navigator in addition to its proprietary sales platform that leverages electronic processing to accelerate the sales cycle.

The leading company specializes in life, health and incidental insurance and simplifies insurance for insurers, agents and customers with distinct offerings, including:

An innovative population health strategy
A proprietary sales platform and a CRM for direct electronic processing
An impressive national distribution channel
Advanced agent training and sales tools

JR Jordan, CEO of As One, said: “With the right tools at hand, our team and our agents show extraordinary courage every day in the fight to fix health insurance, a strong team working as one”.

Meet the management team

As One is led by a strong team of insurance industry professionals with over 100 years of combined experience. The management team is made up of industry leaders:

JR Jordan, Managing Director
James Jordan, Chief Revenue Officer
Brandon Bullock, Chief Strategy Officer
Brandon Diggs, Chief Technology Officer
Caterina Pontoriero, Vice President, Marketing and Branding
Ryan Sharrah, Vice President, Business Development

Cost of Healthcare in America

The cost of health care in the United States is a major factor that prevents people from getting needed care or filling prescriptions. Half of American adults said they had postponed or completely mitigated some dental or health care in the past year due to high cost. Three in 10 people also said they had not taken their necessary medications as prescribed at some point for the same reason. High health care costs disproportionately affect uninsured adults and those with lower household incomes. Larger proportions of American adults also reported difficulty affording different types of care, further delaying them and attributing to them forgoing medical care due to cost.

However, people covered by health insurance are not immune to the burden of health care expenses. Nearly half (46%) of policyholders said they had trouble paying personal expenses and 27% said they had trouble paying their deductible. Difficulty paying medical bills has had significant consequences for American families. Medical bill issues also disproportionately affect adults in households where they or a member of their household has a serious health condition.

As One Insurance knows insurance can get complicated, they are here to simplify the process. For more information on health insurance, benefits, benefits, or any other questions, visit www.asoneig.com.

About As One Insurance Group

As One Insurance Group (“As One”) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based private insurance brokerage firm specializing in life, health and incidental insurance. As One aims to simplify insurance by making the process simple and honest. With transparency of product information and open communications the norm, the company offers a range of life and health insurance products paired with the tools agents and customers need to manage their needs. This includes advanced education and training, innovative technology solutions and top-notch service. In short, they work with and for agents, clients and carriers together as one. For more information, individuals are advised to visit the company’s official website.

Media Relations

Catherine Pontoriero
As one insurance group
+1 201-463-7274

This content was posted through the press release distribution service on Newswire.com.

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Training the population health experts of tomorrow https://surroundhealth.net/training-the-population-health-experts-of-tomorrow/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 07:52:55 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/training-the-population-health-experts-of-tomorrow/ Your health is one of your most valuable assets, but there are so many things that can affect it, from infectious diseases to environmental risks to social inequalities. And, as the past two years have demonstrated, our health is interconnected with others in our community and, in some cases, around the world. The field of […]]]>

Your health is one of your most valuable assets, but there are so many things that can affect it, from infectious diseases to environmental risks to social inequalities. And, as the past two years have demonstrated, our health is interconnected with others in our community and, in some cases, around the world.

The field of population health explores the factors that influence the health of individuals and communities and seeks proactive solutions to improve health and prevent disease and injury at the population level. Population health experts see the big picture. They conduct research and analyze data to better understand a specific population and their health needs. Then they bring together resources, data and information to find impactful and lasting solutions.

Simply put, land is the cornerstone of a resilient health system.

With a degree in population and health sciences, professionals are prepared to study what impacts the health of populations and innovate solutions for improvement. Luckily, getting one has never been easier. the University of Michigan – recognized as the #1 public research school in the United States – home to one of the top five School of Public Health which offers a fully online service Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences degree that can turn a passion for helping communities into a full-fledged career.

Hassan Azar found meaning and opportunity in the program even before he graduated last year and was able to apply his knowledge of public health to his current work. In fact, his job as an executive advisor to the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable never had to back down, and integrating the school into the rest of his life was easy.

“One of the best features of the program is the fact that the schedule is so flexible,” he says. “I could do the work where and when I needed it. I frequently had Zoom meetings in airport lounges or did homework in the back of Ubers. The demand has never been too much to handle.

The Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences can be completed 100% online. Source: University of Michigan

With expert guidance from an active and practicing faculty, the degree can be completed 100% virtually in just two years. Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health deliver a curriculum designed to meet the emerging needs of an increasingly intersectional population health landscape by addressing public health issues. Information from various sectors –– such as academia, industry, healthcare, government and other stakeholder areas –– is integrated throughout.

Students are able to tailor their electives to their respective interests, gaining expertise that matches their goals. Upon successful completion, graduates possess expertise in existing and emerging topics in the field such as health data analytics, environmental health and sustainability, precision nutrition and more.

Dr. Sharon LR Kardia, associate dean of education and director of online degree programs at Michigan Public Health, spearheaded the creation of the degree and said the goal was always for students to gain from it. what they needed stating, “We wanted to make sure there was a solid foundation including studies in epidemiology, biostatistics, program planning, understanding of the health system, understanding of the environment and environmental risk and policy , and population health. From there, you can basically choose your own adventure. This way, students get both that depth and breadth of knowledge available to them. »

Core courses include: Principles of Public Health Epidemiology; nutrition and public health; applied biostatistics; Analysis of epidemiological data using R; Public Health and Environmental Sciences; as well as the health of the population. The six core classes are introduced in the first year of the program, followed by electives. This fundamental period helps students prepare for further study and solidify their research interests. The full range of elective courses can be found here. Master of Science students complete outside their program with a practical research project. The Capstone Project offers students the opportunity to conduct research on a public health issue of their choice, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Through the project, students gain experience with the research process, learn to analyze and apply real-world data, and discover strategies for sharing findings with the public.

University of Michigan

Kristi Thomas, DDS, is able to apply her public health knowledge to her dental practice while continuing to learn. Source: University of Michigan

“I don’t think I could have asked for a better designed program,” says student Kristi Thomas. “It’s self-paced and there are so many resources for you. I’m able to pace myself and study in a way that fits my lifestyle, which I appreciate. instructors are awesome – there is an incredible wealth of knowledge and they are genuinely interested in our input and in helping us achieve our goals.

Connections are nurtured in abundance, despite online delivery – and not just between students and faculty. Each scheduled session involves sharing insights and gaining key insights from an illustrious network of peers. Together, they represent a wide range of booming industries. From physicians to researchers, new graduates to experienced leaders, many choose this path to apply strong population health skills to their respective career paths. In doing so, they forge lasting relationships that often result in professional partnerships. This attribute quickly piqued the interest of Alexis Mikaelian.

“I have always admired the position of the University of Michigan as a leader in many academic fields and within communities,” says the student. “However, this degree program stood out for me because of its emphasis on close student-faculty relationships and collaboration among the students themselves.” Click here to apply to the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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The Lancet Child and adolescent health: Multi-s https://surroundhealth.net/the-lancet-child-and-adolescent-health-multi-s/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 01:01:43 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/the-lancet-child-and-adolescent-health-multi-s/ Peer review / Observational study / People Researchers report surveillance data recording cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among people aged 12 to 20 who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first nine month of the US COVID-19 vaccination program. During the nine-month period, more than 21 […]]]>

Peer review / Observational study / People

  • Researchers report surveillance data recording cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among people aged 12 to 20 who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first nine month of the US COVID-19 vaccination program.
  • During the nine-month period, more than 21 million children and adolescents in this age group received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of 21 cases of MIS-C were identified, suggesting that MIS-C has occurred in one in one million vaccinees. , which is significantly lower than previous estimates of 200 cases per million among unvaccinated people infected with SARS-CoV-2.
  • Six identified cases of MIS-C had no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggesting that the rate of cases without evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 0.3 cases per million people vaccinated in this age group. The authors emphasize that they are unable to determine if the vaccine contributed to these rare cases, or if there were other reasons for the illness, such as other unrecognized underlying inflammatory conditions.

Reported cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children and adolescents who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine were rare (estimated at one case per million vaccinated individuals in this age group). According to an observational study published in The Lancet Child and adolescent health newspaper.

Although there is no direct comparator available, this survey found that the rate of MIS-C cases among vaccinated children and adolescents ages 12 to 20 in the United States is significantly lower than previously published estimates. in unvaccinated people aged 12 to 20 who had been infected with SARS. -CoV-2 from April to June 2020. [1]

Dr. Anna R. Yousaf of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: “As part of the overall effort to monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety in the United States, the CDC closely monitors cases of MIS-C in vaccinated children. . Our results suggest that cases of MIS-C after COVID-19 vaccination are rare and that the likelihood of developing MIS-C is much higher in unvaccinated children who contract COVID-19. Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for anyone age 5 and older in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19. » [2]

MIS-C, also known as pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIM-TS), is a rare disease associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection that was first recognized in April 2020. thinks MIS-C is an immune overreaction that occurs about two to six weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents. Symptoms include fever, rash, eye redness, and gastrointestinal symptoms (eg, diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea) and may lead to multiple organ failure. In the United States, reporting of possible cases of MIS-C after vaccination is required as part of emergency use authorizations for the COVID-19 vaccine.

This study investigated cases of MIS-C in children and adolescents aged 12-20 years reported during the first nine months of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States (December 14, 2020 to August 31, 2021). [3] A team of medical specialists and epidemiologists reviewed 47 reports of potential MIS-C illness occurring in a person between the ages of 12 and 20 at any time after a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these 47 reports, 21 met the CDC MIS-C criteria. These were separated into those with and without evidence of past or recent SARS-CoV-2 infection from laboratory testing. They calculated case notification rates using CDC national vaccine surveillance data on the number of individuals ages 12 to 20 in the United States who received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. .

Of the 21 MIS-C cases, 15 had evidence of past or recent SARS-CoV-2 infection, while six did not. More than 21 million children and adolescents aged 12 to 20 had received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, representing one reported case per million people vaccinated in this age group. The MIS-C notification rate for people without evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 0.3 cases per million people vaccinated.

The authors emphasize that they are unable to determine whether vaccination contributed to MIS-C disease in these rare cases. As MIS-C was first identified during the pandemic, there is no baseline rate of inflammatory disease in children and adolescents of unidentified cause to estimate a baseline number of cases expected over a period of nine months, regardless of COVID-19 infection or vaccination. It is possible that some of the identified cases had other unrecognized inflammatory conditions that coincidentally occurred after vaccination.

Of the 15 people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, three were diagnosed with MIS-C outside of the typical two to six week (14─42 day) period in which MIS-C illness Later C is most likely to occur. These three people had the start of MIS-C 105 days, 191 days and 238 days after their positive SARS-CoV-2 test.

All 21 people were hospitalized, 12 were admitted to an intensive care unit and all were sent home. The median age was 16; 13 were male and eight were female.

All people with MIS-C in the study received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2), which was the only COVID-19 vaccine licensed in the United States for use in those under 18 years of age during the study period. 11 people received one dose and 10 received two doses of the vaccine before MIS-C disease onset. The median time from dose to hospitalization was eight days for those who received one dose of vaccine and five days for those who received two.

Dr. Yousaf continues, “As with COVID-19 disease, clinicians and researchers are still learning about MIS-C. Our survey highlights the challenges of diagnosing MIS-C, the importance of considering alternative diagnoses, and the need to monitor MIS-C disease. [2]

The authors note some additional limitations to their study. It is possible that some of the identified cases of MIS-C had other inflammatory diseases with similar symptoms, as there is no definitive test to diagnose MIS-C. Because laboratory tests for COVID-19, including antibody tests, are imperfect, some cases may have been misclassified. Children often have mild or asymptomatic infection, and milder infections may be less likely to generate antibodies, which can lead to previous undetected infections. It is also possible that not all cases of MIS-C post-vaccination were reported to the surveillance system, which could lead to under-reporting of the number of cases.

Writing in a linked comment, lead author Dr Mary Beth Son of Boston Children’s Hospital, USA (who was not involved in the study), says: “Their findings are overall quite reassuring. Cases of MIS-C after COVID-19 vaccination have been reported in only 1 in a million people aged 12 to 20 who received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 15 (71%) of 21 people with MIS-C had a laboratory test. evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, casting doubt on attribution. This timely report is of particular interest to healthcare providers, scientists and policymakers, given the continued and widespread transmission of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529). …As the pandemic continues to challenge our global community and the scrutiny of COVID-19 vaccines persists, the report by Yousaf and colleagues is a welcome addition to the growing literature supporting the safety and effectiveness of vaccination against SARS CoV-2.

NOTES TO EDITORS

This study was funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It was conducted by researchers from the CDC COVID-19 Response Team.

The labels were added to this news release as part of a project led by the Academy of Medical Sciences to improve evidence reporting. For more information, please see: http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/AMS-press-release-labelling-system-GUIDANCE.pdf if you have any questions or comments , please contact The Lancet Press Office pressoffice@lancet.com

[1] Using a denominator of SARS-CoV-2 infections in unvaccinated people, a previous study from April to June 1, 2020 estimated an MIS-C rate of 224 per million SARS-CoV infections -2 in children aged 11-15 and 164 per million in 16-20 year olds: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2780861

[2] Direct quote from the author and not found in the text of the article.

[3] The researchers identified possible cases from the CDC’s national MIS-C surveillance system, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (co-administered by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), and the Project CDC Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment.

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Brian Silverstein, MD, Joins Innovaccer Leadership Team as Director of Population Health | Your money https://surroundhealth.net/brian-silverstein-md-joins-innovaccer-leadership-team-as-director-of-population-health-your-money/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 14:04:14 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/brian-silverstein-md-joins-innovaccer-leadership-team-as-director-of-population-health-your-money/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Innovaccer Inc.., the Health Cloud company, announced the addition of Brian Silverstein, MD, to its management team. In his new role as the company’s director of population health, Dr. Silverstein will act as a thought leader and advisor to population health management (PHM), providing strategic direction to […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Innovaccer Inc.., the Health Cloud company, announced the addition of Brian Silverstein, MD, to its management team. In his new role as the company’s director of population health, Dr. Silverstein will act as a thought leader and advisor to population health management (PHM), providing strategic direction to the company. leadership team, healthcare system boards and Innovaccer customers. He will ensure the successful implementation of innovative care delivery models and population health strategies that promote high quality patient-centered care.

“The shift to value-based care is critical to bending the cost curve and improving clinical outcomes and experiences,” said Dr. Silverstein. “It’s also one of the most important use cases for digital transformation. In nearly two decades of working with healthcare systems, I’ve noticed that while there are some successes, which is holding people back is operations. I joined Innovaccer because Innovaccer Health Cloud enables rapid and cost-effective adoption of a holistic approach to PHM operations. It unifies patient data across the entire healthcare system. health, creates the workflow and management tools that enable effective population health management, and produces the executive dashboards needed for success.”

In 2010, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Silverstein as one of the 10 people to know in the world of COAs. He served as Senior Vice President at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he implemented one of the first value-based care delivery programs. He has held leadership positions with The Chartis Group, Geisinger Consulting Group, The Camden Group and Sg2 Health Care Intelligence. Dr. Silverstein is also a faculty member and advisor to the Governance Institute and holds faculty positions with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Thomas Jefferson School of Public Health QSLS. He serves on the editorial board of Population Health Management and serves as a system and CCO board member for OSF Healthcare.

As Director of Population Health at Innovaccer, Dr. Silverstein will work closely with healthcare leaders implementing value-based care programs that use holistic care to improve clinical, financial and financial outcomes. and operational. It will help clients understand the governance and technology changes required to move from volume-based care models to value-based care models. He will assist their teams in the implementation, operationalization and automation of these models with the Innovaccer Health Cloud Best of Ⓡ at KLAS Data Activation Platform for population health management.

“Healthcare delivery and reimbursement models continue to evolve, and healthcare system leaders need strong, highly experienced partners who can help them navigate the change,” said Abhinav Shashank, CEO of ‘Innovate. “Dr. Silverstein’s extensive experience will help our clients accelerate transformation initiatives in value-based delivery, governance, ACO strategy, clinically integrated network design, and population health management. We are excited to have him join our team and help our clients leverage data and technology to accelerate their transition to the value-based model of care.”

About Innovaccer

Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud Company, is a leading San Francisco-based health technology company committed to helping healthcare as a whole. InnovaccerⓇ Health Cloud unifies patient data across systems and settings, and enables healthcare organizations to rapidly develop modern, scalable applications that improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Innovaccer’s solutions have been deployed in more than 1,000 healthcare facilities across the United States, enabling more than 37,000 providers to transform healthcare delivery and work collaboratively with payers and life sciences companies . Innovaccer has helped organizations unify the health records of over 24 million people and generate over $600 million in savings. For more information, please visit innovaccer.com.

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Population Health and HIV PrEP https://surroundhealth.net/population-health-and-hiv-prep/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 13:09:12 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/population-health-and-hiv-prep/ Douglas Krakower, MD: As for trying to achieve the quadruple objective of [Institute for Healthcare Improvement], there are many ways to improve both patient experience and outcomes, as well as clinician experiences, satisfaction and outcomes. I think we have to recognize that PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis] at the moment is relatively complicated from the point of […]]]>

Douglas Krakower, MD: As for trying to achieve the quadruple objective of [Institute for Healthcare Improvement], there are many ways to improve both patient experience and outcomes, as well as clinician experiences, satisfaction and outcomes. I think we have to recognize that PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis] at the moment is relatively complicated from the point of view of the medical aspects. There’s a lot of follow-up. For example, right now, for people taking oral PrEP based on CDC guidelines, which were just updated last week, the idea is to have someone come in quarterly for their adherence. , their medications and their tests. It’s really important from a safety perspective, but it’s a burden on patients and providers. I think we need to think about ways to safely demedicalize PrEP to some degree so that it is more accessible. We meet patients where they are, because people have full lives and they can be otherwise perfectly healthy, and so we don’t want to overburden them to the point that they don’t choose to continue the PrEP or initiate it in the first place.

Same thing on the clinician side. I think we need to find ways to give clinicians tools to make HIV testing, PrEP conversations, prescribing, and follow-up much easier for them and their staff. This could relieve busy clinicians of other healthcare professionals who can do much of the work with clients and patients to ease some of the burden on the clinician prescribing it. We can think of ways to use the electronic health record and automated tools to help remind clinicians of patients who may be at increased risk for HIV based on their electronic health record history. For example, if they have ever had sexually transmitted infections, this would be a way to get them thinking about talking about PrEP.

In terms of monitoring, if you have large numbers of people on PrEP in a panel of clinicians, we really need population health management tools, whether it’s staff, where they can offload with a nurse, physician assistant, or other professional who can work on following up with people after the initial prescription and making sure they have what they need in terms of laboratory care, adherence counseling, and to get their questions answered. This can really positively impact the Quadruple Aim of everyone’s experience and results.

I think we need to think about innovative ways to bring PrEP to people where they are, including dispensing it completely from the healthcare system. It’s already underway with the idea of ​​telemedicine for PrEP, or tele-PrEP, where you can have people from any jurisdiction in the country accessing PrEP centrally with virtual visits, testing home laboratory or maybe local tests, but it avoids having to take a day off for example, and come to the clinic 4 times a year. There are many ways to innovate and improve the Quadruple Aim Lenses [Institute for Healthcare Improvement].

There are a number of population health challenges in terms of who might be eligible for or taking PrEP. The first is to raise awareness about PrEP, especially in communities where rates of new HIV infections have been high, such as the southeastern United States, and where PrEP use has been lower than in other regions, and particularly among black and Latino populations. I think some of these challenges can be addressed with well-designed public health campaigns where people are made aware of PrEP in the wider community. I think there have been misconceptions that PrEP is only for certain populations. We’ve heard from research we’ve done that cisgender women have heard that PrEP is only for gay men, for example, and we know that’s not true at all. In fact, PrEP is underused among cisgender women. We need to think of ways to inform the public that this is a benefit to them so that they can access it.

I think we also need to facilitate access instead of asking people to go exclusively to health care facilities where some people are otherwise healthy and don’t see a health care provider regularly. Others may have faced stigma and discrimination or judgments from health care providers regarding sexual health care. People may not want to see clinicians for things like PrEP. So if we can think of creative ways to use community organizations to implement PrEP in the future, I think those would be ways to improve access more broadly at the population level.

Once people are using PrEP and they’re engaged, I think having access to paraprofessionals who aren’t necessarily the clinician prescribing PrEP can also improve the number of people we can support on PrEP. For example, at the hospital where I work, there is a pharmacist who has been very motivated to work with the population using PrEP in the primary care clinic. It’s a large, busy primary care clinic, and there are a number of primary care providers who prescribe PrEP to their patients. But having the pharmacist as the central person who has expertise, maybe a little more time to manage the group, and also using the electronic health record to track people, those are ways you can really scale at the population level without overburdening clients or healthcare professionals managing PrEP.

Thinking about ways to use telemedicine for PrEP is a really creative way to do it also for people who are in rural areas, or frankly, people who just prefer to do things virtually. The COVID-19 pandemic has given people the opportunity to try new ways to access and use health care. While I don’t think the entire world will be virtual in terms of healthcare, in the indefinite future there is no doubt that some people and some aspects of healthcare can be delivered more effectively and efficiently using fully telemedicine or perhaps a combined-hybrid model. PrEP, I think, is a really good way to do that.

There are already academic, public health, and private organizations that have strong tele-PrEP programs that have been running for several years now. These have not yet been studied as rigorously as I would like to know the results, but I feel from speaking to people who have engaged in them that these are excellent opportunities for scaling up PrEP at the population level to more people. Colleagues of mine here in Boston are conducting studies with colleagues in the South to see if a tele-PrEP model keeps people engaged and adherent to PrEP compared to a standard in-person model. Over the next few years, we will also learn much more about some of these innovative approaches to delivering PrEP.

In terms of programs that can help make PrEP more effective for patients and for healthcare system providers, I think having a team-based approach is a great way to approach PrEP. There’s the prescribing clinician, but there are nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, a whole host of people on the team who may have different levels of expertise and different amounts of time.

For example, in terms of adherence counseling, research has shown that using cognitive behavioral methodologies can be really effective in helping people address adherence issues, but a primary care clinician with a broad patient panel may not have time to do this. This involves hiring nurses who may be trained in some of these methods, or behavioral health specialists, and even peer navigators who can speak at a peer level with someone using PrEP about their experiences and how they overcame challenges to access PrEP. , incorporating into their lives some of the social considerations of PrEP use in terms of disclosure to partners, peers and family. I see the future and the present, frankly, uses a team approach.

At one of the places where I work, we have an excellent nurse who basically manages the PrEP program, except for the prescription and refills, and does an excellent job. This person has acquired all the expertise as a specialist as an infectious disease nurse, and so switching to PrEP is really quite simple. She is able to handle many more patient cases than I alone. Using team-based approaches and integrating these with technology tools, such as using population health management tools from the electronic health record, are ways to escalate that more effectively. I think it has been useful to me personally in our establishment. I know I’m not always at the clinic. I do research as well as clinical care, and even the busiest clinicians have been pulled in so many directions with everything they are asked to do, so we have to unburden ourselves and work as a team to make sure that is scalable and sustainable.

Ryan Bitton, PharmD, MBA: Strategies for managing PrEP use have evolved over the years. Initially, some plans had pre-clearance, others did not. They’re at the point where there’s not a lot of pre-clearance; PrEP is a pretty standard of care recommendation. There really is no utilization management for some of the therapies. Things like generic Truvada are available without prior authorization with a $0 copayment I assume for most plans including ours. There are obviously several therapies. Some of the other therapies may have prior authorization and requirements around a generic-Truvada-first type of policy. If Generic Truvada doesn’t work, which I don’t know if we see failure in this population, Truvada failure may not be the problem, but the contraindication or intolerance or reasons for which you would not like to use generic Truvada, there are allowances to enter other therapies.

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Payday Loans Maine offers you financial assistance without credit checks or other formalities – https://surroundhealth.net/payday-loans-maine-offers-you-financial-assistance-without-credit-checks-or-other-formalities/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 05:14:08 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/payday-loans-maine-offers-you-financial-assistance-without-credit-checks-or-other-formalities/

Maine boasts a low cost of living, affordable housing, and many working industries throughout the state. However, with an average state income of $56,000, Maine residents have lower incomes than the national average. This leaves many residents with unpaid bills waiting for payday. Don’t let a high energy bill or an extra trip to the grocery store cause you to rack up credit card debt or overdraw your account. Cash loans are allowed in the state of Maine, but are heavily regulated. The Lobster State only allows fully licensed lenders to make loans, which means very few lenders can. In fact, according to the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, there are only 15 approved lenders in the state.

GreenDayOnline.com does not control the amount of such fees or charges you may incur for non-payment, late payment, or partial payment. Retirement shouldn’t stop you from getting this flexible financial option. Seniors can still get payday loans even after retirement. Payday loans can be used to quickly receive income from Social Security, dividends or any other source of income. Maine also has a maximum loan amount you can take out at one time. Illegal payday loans can be dangerous for you, as a borrower can be subject to excessive fees and fines.

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An unexpected expense can completely change your life, especially if you don’t have the resources to cover it. Payday loan emergency funding can help, as long as you can repay the money quickly. If you are unsure whether a lender is reputable and legal, you can contact the state attorney’s office for more information. You should not work with a company that does not have a legitimate business license. For example, https://cashnetusa.biz/ they may not follow specific laws designed to protect users and may charge them higher interest rates. It is important to give personal and financial information when using these online loan services. Therefore, it is essential that you choose a lender who guarantees the safety and security of all your data. Personal loans strive for quick deposits; this is quite rare for online lending sites that offer large loan amounts.

  • However, the state eventually passed regulations to make the industry more friendly to businesses and their customers.
  • When you get a personal loan through an online payday network, you must be able to provide a bank account number to an account in your name.
  • Your loan repayment terms will depend on the type of loan you get and the lender you get it from.

In some cases, you may need to visit a physical store/branch to complete your loan application process. Please contact your lender directly if you have any questions or issues regarding your loan. MoneyMutual has received over 2 million positive reviews from across the United States. Customers are very satisfied with the reliable lenders and the quick response time of the site. Additionally, MoneyMutual has pleased several customers by offering installment loans, payday loans, and bad credit loans. Some companies do not offer their services to people who have serious money problems or who have recently gone bankrupt. If you can pay it all off at once, sometimes a payday loan can be cheaper. See Payday Loans or Installment Loans for more information on comparing these two types of loans.

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Moreover, the lenders do not ask for any collateral, which makes payday loans unsecured. Read the information the loan provider gives you before entering into the contract. This can include information about interest rates, monthly payments, terms and other details. Maine State Laws Allow Online Payday Loans Maine payday loans providers to offer loans even if they are out of state. However, these lenders are still required to have an official license and follow all state laws regarding the terms and conditions of payday loans. If you are not really interested in online cash loans, it is normal to doubt getting them.
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So if you’ve had enough of it and it really bothers you, EasyLoans will solve that problem. Again, a payday loan will be a good idea to cover your extra payments. However, it is not easy to obtain a bank loan, or even a mortgage loan. In addition, this process is time-consuming, it can take 30 days or even a year. In this case, a personal loan is a good solution to your financial problems in a short time. However, if you already have a payday loan, you are not allowed to take out another one.

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Any business that is not on the list of exempt businesses is not permitted to cash post-dated cheques. Your bad credit isn’t a problem, but you still need a steady source of income and earn at least $1,000 a month. This way we can be sure that you can handle the refund. Lending money to someone under that age is illegal in the United States. So if you are over 18, you now meet the first condition. From pristine beaches and beautiful lakes to miles of forests, Maine offers plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Vibrant cities like Augusta, Bangor and Portland offer arts, industry and culture for residents and visitors. If you’re a proud Maine resident, find out how a payday loan can help you pay your bills and avoid the stress of unexpected expenses.

As mentioned, you don’t need to have a good credit history. Any American who is over the age of majority and meets the lender’s requirements is eligible to take out a fast loan. If you are still confused about where to get the fast loan, you should go online. Online payday loans are very convenient and require minimal effort. We will transfer your money after your applications are approved.

First, you can approach your creditor with this issue if your balance is at least 78% of the original purchase price and you have already paid PMI for five years. Second, you can simply refinance your FHA loan into a conventional loan. LendersDirect Loans The direct lender is a state regulated financial institution. State finance license. Since it is hardly possible to determine the reasons that different suppliers rely on, discuss it with yours. However, the chances of being rejected are incredibly low if you follow the standard advice mentioned above. Maximum amount – The recommended limit on the amount borrowers can be offered is $2,000. For lower loan amounts, the maximum finance charge is $5 for any loan up to $75; $15 for loans between $75.01 and $249.99; and $25 for loans over $250.

Why are payday loan interest rates so high?

Payday loans are expensive

The short-term, high-risk nature of payday loans makes them expensive. If someone wants to borrow $200 for two weeks, 5% of the loan is $10. If you assume that the loan fee is an annual fee, the interest rate must be rolled over 26 times (annual rate).

To complete this process, the borrower must send their request to customer support. Nevertheless, it is essential to return the sum as soon as the request is approved. Payday loan company Checkmate offers loans ranging from $50 to $1,000, depending on where you are staying. They not only offer payday loans, but also installment loans and personal loans. Checkmate is one of the payday loan companies you should try before others. We prefer Maine enders licensed in your state as they are generally more tightly regulated and monitored. State-licensed lenders generally must apply, register, and remain compliant in each state in which they operate. As a result, state-licensed lenders tend to be larger, more permanent businesses. Maine payday loans with no credit check are often more affordable than overdraft fees. Imagine you write a bad check and your account debits a large sum of money that multiplies at a high rate.

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[2022-2028] Population Health Management Market Size to https://surroundhealth.net/2022-2028-population-health-management-market-size-to/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 11:40:01 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/2022-2028-population-health-management-market-size-to/ Pune, India, 10 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world Population Health Management Market Size is expected to reach USD 91.43 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 19.9% ​​during the forecast period. According to the report, published by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Population Health Management Market Industry Size, Share, and Analysis, By Component […]]]>

Pune, India, 10 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world Population Health Management Market Size is expected to reach USD 91.43 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 19.9% ​​during the forecast period. According to the report, published by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Population Health Management Market Industry Size, Share, and Analysis, By Component (Software & Services), By Platform (Cloud-Based and Premises), By End User (Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Payers, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026”, the market size was USD 21.40 billion in 2018.

Need to improve clinical and financial outcomes for patients to drive demand for health informatics. The increase in technological advancements in the field of health informatics coupled with an increase in the demand for population health management

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Market Growth Factors:

  • The overall cost of providing health care has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Factors such as rising health insurance premiums, growing demand for quality healthcare services, growing number of elderly people, and increasing incidence of chronic diseases are driving the demand for healthcare services across the world.
  • The growing shift from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based payment (VBP) in healthcare will have a positive impact on the growth of the population health management market during the forecast period.
  • Developed regions are effortlessly adopting population health management. The developed health infrastructure facilitates the adoption of these technologies. These investments lead to more automation technologies in the healthcare industry.

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Market segmentation :

Based on components, the population health management market has been segmented into software and services. In 2020, the software segment accounted for the largest market share.
On the basis of end user, the population health management market is segmented into healthcare providers, healthcare payers and other end users.
Population health management solutions reach end users via on-premises and/or cloud delivery modes. The on-premises solutions segment accounted for the largest market share of 62.5% in 2020

Report Scope:

  • Historical years: 2016-2018
  • Base year: 2019
  • Forecast period: 2020-2027

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Regional analysis

Advanced healthcare infrastructure to support growth in North America

The North America population health management market generated revenue of USD 13.84 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period due to advanced healthcare infrastructure and increased adoption of health informatics. The presence of major market players and their products in the region will drive growth in North America. Growing awareness of the patient population in population health management and home care will drive growth in North America.

The report lists the leading companies in the market-

  • Cerner Company
  • Allscripts Healthcare, LLC
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • GE Healthcare (General Electric Company)
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • Koninklijke Philips NV

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Mobilize medical specialists as part of the campaign to improve the health of the population https://surroundhealth.net/mobilize-medical-specialists-as-part-of-the-campaign-to-improve-the-health-of-the-population/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/mobilize-medical-specialists-as-part-of-the-campaign-to-improve-the-health-of-the-population/ In many countries, when patients see specialists such as surgeons, the doctor focuses on the primary health problem and does not screen the patient for chronic diseases or unhealthy behaviors. It’s a missed opportunity. The programs that have been started in Michigan, North Carolina and England to address this issue can serve as a model […]]]>

In many countries, when patients see specialists such as surgeons, the doctor focuses on the primary health problem and does not screen the patient for chronic diseases or unhealthy behaviors. It’s a missed opportunity. The programs that have been started in Michigan, North Carolina and England to address this issue can serve as a model for other regions and health systems.

Today, a patient in the United States and other developed countries may see an array of specialists, undergo various procedures, but never talk to a doctor about basic health behaviors such as smoking, diet, smoking, and smoking. exercise or chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stress.

Consider a hypothetical patient seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain and referred to a surgeon for symptomatic cholelithiasis. She is a 54-year-old woman with obesity, poorly controlled diabetes, active smoking and, unbeknownst to the surgeon, difficulty paying for her prescription drugs. Since neither of these conditions is a contraindication to surgery, she underwent an uncomplicated outpatient operation to remove her gallbladder. Two weeks later, during a follow-up visit, the surgeon finds that her incisions have healed, that she feels well and that she has no complaints. By all current quality measures, her episode of care was a complete success. She had no complications, did not require hospitalization and was completely satisfied with her care. However, she emerged from this high-intensity encounter without anyone addressing her chronic illnesses, which could significantly shorten her life.

It’s a common story. Millions of patients in the United States and other countries are going through a similar experience. How can we leverage these episodes of discreet care with specialists to move the needle on our country’s most pressing population health needs?

One way is to integrate existing resources that address fundamental health issues like health behaviors and chronic disease – which explain majority of premature deaths — in specialized care pathways. Hospitals already have tools to manage chronic conditions, but patients are rarely connected to these resources during an operation. Screening and referral to treatment for chronic diseases not only improves immediate postoperative results they also allow patients to engage with the healthcare system in a close and specialized way to establish meaningful, long-term health maintenance. There are already innovative models that do just that.

the Michigan Surgical Home and Optimization Program (MSHOP) at Michigan Medicine and at Preoperative anesthesia and surgical screening (PASS) The Duke Health program are interdisciplinary programs that address longitudinal health at the time of surgery. Patients who pursue any type of operation are screened for chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, smoking, malnutrition, physical inactivity, frailty and stress. Patients who present with any of these interveneable conditions are then referred to appropriate providers to establish longitudinal care for them.

In the UK, the National Health Service England is taking a similar approach with its Making Every Touch Count (MECC) effort to help patients change their health behavior, such as quitting smoking and increasing physical activity. Patients who undergo anything from a routine eye exam to a minor operation are screened for chronic conditions and offered brief interventions and referral for treatment. Additionally, MECC trains caregivers at all levels (e.g., waiting room staff, physician assistants, physicians) to identify and engage patients in these brief interventions around behavior change in health.

These programs reduce the cost of care, improve chronic medical conditionsand help patients make crucial lifestyle changes, such as stop smoking. Considering that 50 million surgical procedures are performed each year in the United States, such an approach is a powerful way to improve population health within current care delivery pathways.

There is long-established evidence that this pragmatic way of addressing core health issues within the existing US healthcare system is effective. Research published over the past 20 years shows that major life events such as having surgery, visiting an emergency department, or receiving a new diagnosis serve as “teachable moments.” These are events that motivate individuals to make changes to their health that they had not considered or been able to make before. For example, while less than 10% of smokers successfully quit each year, more than 50% of smokers undergoing surgery for smoking-related illnesses successfully quit after surgery. Even patients undergoing operations unrelated to smoking, such as elective joint replacement, become more likely to quit smoking.

As surgeons, we see this phenomenon time and time again: patients who are told they need surgery speak of a new motivation to do everything in their power to ensure the best possible outcome. . Currently, however, few health systems have processes in place to translate this motivation into action across the lifespan.

lead the charge

You can’t improve what you don’t measure. A critical way clinical leaders can help integrate population health needs into specialty care pathways is to create quality measures that explicitly recognize these efforts. In surgical care, quality of care is traditionally measured by whether a patient has a postoperative complication or is readmitted to hospital. Expanding quality measures to include such things as orientation to longitudinal health management at the time of surgery – an equally important element of high-quality care – is a critical step in the evolution of clinical practice.

In Michigan, we started doing this for one of the most common surgeries: hernia repair. Recognizing the particularly high prevalence unmanaged health issues in patients undergoing hernia repair, hospitals are now capturing and reporting the number of patients who are referred for smoking cessation counseling, diabetes management, and weight loss management at the time of surgery. Michigan Medicine has even created a dedicated multidisciplinary clinic to track the progress of surgical patients as they log into treatment for their chronic health conditions. Already, the simple measurement of these processes has led to a multiply by eight in references for long-term health management at the time of surgery and helped patients achieve remarkable improvements in health that last a long time after undergoing their operation.

Other efforts are underway in Michigan with similar goals. Two statewide initiatives have recently been launched specifically to help hospitals measure and improve health behaviors and social determinants of health as part of routine specialist care.

Insurers can also help direct this burden through financial incentives. Two programs recently implemented by Michigan’s Blue Cross Blue Shield are examples. One, part of the initiative for patients undergoing hernia repair, pays hospitals extra to report their screenings and referrals for chronic conditions at the time of surgery. The other provides hospitals with an end-of-year bonus for referral to smoking cessation counseling as part of the surgical episode.

The system we have against the system we want

It is said that every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it achieves. If a hospital needs to recover nearly $1 million in reimbursement of a complex surgical procedure such as an organ transplant, but only $25 for smoking cessation advice, it’s easy to see which efforts he will prioritize. Although the adoption of value-based or capitation health care, which links payments to outcomes and patient satisfaction, could alter these priorities, the examples above demonstrate that even within the fee-for-service still dominant in the United States, there are ways to align the delivery of specialty care with efforts to meet the most salient health needs of the population.

Returning to our patient example above, we could now envision a scenario where her surgical care involves automatic screening that leads the surgeon to refer her to the hospital’s existing smoking cessation program, an endocrinologist who would assess her and would help her optimize medications and diet to better manage her diabetes, a structured exercise program, and social work services to obtain financial assistance for her prescriptions. These simple steps could profoundly alter his health trajectory long after his surgical care is complete. Success in just one of these areas would likely have a far greater impact on his longevity than his surgical care.

Health care reform in the United States is expected to continue to be a slow process. In the meantime, creatively integrating the kinds of efforts we’ve described into the health care system we have — rather than waiting for the health care system we want — may be our best bet for improving the health of our people.

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Ferrero announces sales of 12.7 billion euros for the financial year 2021 https://surroundhealth.net/ferrero-announces-sales-of-12-7-billion-euros-for-the-financial-year-2021/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 09:10:54 +0000 https://surroundhealth.net/ferrero-announces-sales-of-12-7-billion-euros-for-the-financial-year-2021/ The consolidated turnover of Ferrero International SA, the parent company of the Ferrero Group, amounted to 12.7 billion euros for its financial year 2021, up 3.4% compared to 12.3 billion euros. euros the previous year. The group experienced growth in specific markets, including France, Germany and China, and consolidated its market shares in most regions. […]]]>

The consolidated turnover of Ferrero International SA, the parent company of the Ferrero Group, amounted to 12.7 billion euros for its financial year 2021, up 3.4% compared to 12.3 billion euros. euros the previous year.

The group experienced growth in specific markets, including France, Germany and China, and consolidated its market shares in most regions.

Its brands Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Joy and Kinder Chocolate saw growth during the year.

Additionally, the launch of new products, such as Raffaello ice cream, helped the group diversify into more markets.

The Ferrero Group comprises 107 companies and 32 manufacturing plants around the world, and sells its products directly as well as through distributors in over 170 countries.

The average workforce of the manufacturer Ferrero Rocher in 2020/2021 was 34,374 employees, compared to 34,121 employees in 2019/2020.

The workforce as of August 31, 2021 was 38,767 employees compared to 37,122 as of August 31, 2020.

Initiatives 2020/2021

In the 2020/2021 financial year, Ferrero acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Eat Natural, the UK manufacturer of cereal bars, toasted muesli and granola, with the aim of expanding the global footprint and the group’s product offering.

The group carried out several initiatives during the year, such as increasing investment in its brands, strengthening internal R&D activities and investing in and expanding its factories, plants and equipment.

As part of the group’s technological development strategy, it has increased its production capacity, with total investments amounting to 839 million euros. The main investment, amounting to 757 million euros, related to property, plant and equipment in Italy, Germany, the United States and Poland.

These investments represent the group’s ongoing approach to improving its products, as well as reducing the environmental impact of its production, the confectionery giant added.

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