Author: Sean Kirkby

Security: Partnership with Mayo will fill gap left by Health Tradition closure

Marshfield Clinic Health System-owned Security Health Plan's new partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System in western Wisconsin has been years in the making and will help create a "soft landing" for Health Tradition Health Plan members as Mayo winds down its health plan, according to Marty Anderson, Security's chief marketing officer.

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On the Record: Wisconsin Health News Milwaukee Innovation Panel

Panelists discussed barriers to adopting innovations in healthcare and whether it’s better to buy or build new technology at a Wisconsin Health News event in Milwaukee this week. Panelists included: Mike Anderes, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin and President, Inception Health Ilya Avdeev, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, […]

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Governor Walker accepts first-ever Pacesetter Prize for Wisconsin’s improvements in long-term care services

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker joined Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer and leaders in the field of long-term care today to accept the inaugural Pacesetter Prize awarded by The SCAN Foundation. The award, which recognizes continued progress in improving the lives of older adults and younger people with disabilities, was formally presented at a ceremony which kicked off the annual Aging and Disability Network Conference in Middleton today. “We are honored to receive this national recognition for our advancements in long-term care services for older adults and people with disabilities,” said Governor Walker. “By expanding the Family Care and IRIS programs statewide, we will eliminate waitlists and provide critical community services to those who need home care, transportation, and employment support, enabling them to live and work independently in the community.” A national leader in long-term care, Wisconsin was selected to be the Pacesetter Prize winner for “Choice of Provider and Setting” because of its innovative practices in long-term care services, including statewide expansion of the Family Care and IRIS programs, which allow people to self-direct their care, and work and live as independently as they can. The prize was awarded based on Wisconsin’s performance on AARP’s2017 Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. “Wisconsin’s commitment to expanding innovative programs that allow its residents to live more independently has made it a pacesetter,” said Bruce Chernof, MD, President and CEO of The...

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