Posts Tagged with “health care”

Military health care offers lessons for civilian side, marketing professor says

July 10th, 2012


The civilian medical world could learn a lot from U.S. military medicine, whose operations allow doctors to deliver care with great efficiency, according to global supply chain expert Michael Gravier, assistant professor of marketing.

"The military in some ways is quite far ahead of the civilian world of health care. They have a plan, and they have the means to impose order on the many moving parts that are needed to deliver good health care," Gravier told Defense News. Gravier is a former U.S. Air Force major with 12 years in the service, and much of his research has focused on culling best practices from military health care.


Health care jobs changing, growing in Ocean State

March 18th, 2012

Rhode Island stands to benefit from the growth of the health care industry, according to Bryant economics Prof. Sam Mirimrani and his fellow panelists at a session held during the third annual Rhode Island Economic Conference. The coverage was provided by the Providence Business News.

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Job growth to come in health care

March 14th, 2012

"Health care is the largest and fastest-growing employment sector in the country, and Rhode Island is expecting that it will reap the job gains that are sure to come as the industry continues to evolve," the Providence Business News reported from the third annual Rhode Island Economic Conference sponsored by the University's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies.

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Bryant study informs Pawtucket health care decision

July 15th, 2011

Research conducted by Bryant University on the cost of health care has helped Pawtucket city officials create a new health insurance program for city employees.


Health care reform causes restless nights for some

June 20th, 2011

Linda Lulli, associate vice president for human resources, discusses some of the challenges human resource officers face as companies begin to examine how the federal health care reform law will affect their companies' policies and procedures.

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Saeed Roohani discusses XBRL and what lies ahead

October 5th, 2010

Experts in XBRL, the computer language that enables companies to make their financial data interactive, gathered at Bryant University for the 10th annual XBRL conference. Saeed Roohani, professor of accounting and organizer of the annual conference, spoke with the Providence Business News about how far XBRL has come and what lies ahead, particularly in health care informatics.

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The financial virtue of wellness

May 1st, 2010

In an article for the May issue of Treasury & Risk, Linda Lulli, associate vice president for human resources, and Barry Morrison, treasurer and vice president for business affairs, discuss how the University's incentive-based wellness program seems to be paying off in bottom-line value as well as in improved productivity.

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Lessons from military could help reduce cost of U.S. health care, Bryant professor says

April 5th, 2010

Michael Gravier

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Some of the best practices in the delivery of health care are found in the U.S. military, and one Bryant University professor is gathering the examples into a report that could guide policy decisions and help implement a more cost-effective and efficient health care delivery system.

Michael Gravier, assistant professor of marketing at Bryant University, is researching health-care logistics. As the second highest cost after labor, medical logistics comprises one of the most controllable cost areas in health care. "With the U.S. currently spending 15.2 percent of its GDP on health care, getting a handle on medical logistics costs is an important public management problem," Gravier said.

Unlike the civilian health care delivery model, the military health care system was an early adopter of information technology and supply-chain management principles. As a result, some of the best health care outcomes per dollar spent per patient are found in military medicine, said Gravier, who served as an Air Force logistics specialist for 12 years before joining the faculty of Bryant University's College of Business in 2007.

"Civilian health care is sort of the last frontier" for modern business practices, Gravier said. "Health care workers are highly motivated to make changes, but they want to know where to turn."


Medical insurance coverage and health production efficiency

March 5th, 2010

Research conducted by economics Prof. Laurie Bates and colleagues appears in the Journal of Risk and Insurance's special edition that examines the current health insurance debate. Bates' research is an empirical study that examines the impact of medical insurance on the technical efficiency of health production.