Case in Point: Developing a Unique Healthcare Model

[The following post is re-blogged from SAGE Connection. Click here to view the original article.] When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) went into effect, the healthcare industry experienced the largest expansion of US government involvement since Medicare and Medicaid. This shift in government involvement created a ripe environment for government-subsidized clinics … Continue reading Case in Point: Developing a Unique Healthcare Model

Call for Papers: Journal of Developing Societies Special Issue

The Journal of Developing Societies is currently seeking manuscripts for an upcoming special issue on A Comparative Analysis of Health Care in a Globalizing World: Recent Trends in Developing Nations. Click here to view the full submission guidelines. Submissions are due by: November 30, 2017 The Journal of Developing Societies is a refereed international journal … Continue reading Call for Papers: Journal of Developing Societies Special Issue

On SAGE Insight: The link between superbugs and hospital outsourced cleaners

[The following post is re-blogged from SAGE Insight. Click here to view the original post.] Article title: Superbugs versus outsourced cleaners: Employment Arrangements and the Spread of Health Care–Associated Infections From ILR Review On any given day, one in every 25 patients in U.S. hospitals has a health care–associated or hospital-acquired infection (HAI)—one of a … Continue reading On SAGE Insight: The link between superbugs and hospital outsourced cleaners

From the Ordinary to Corruption in Higher Education

[We’re pleased to welcome author Mildred A. Schwartz of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Schwartz recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled “From the Ordinary to Corruption in Higher Education.” From Schwartz:] When I moved to New Jersey after many years of teaching in Chicago, my interest as a political and … Continue reading From the Ordinary to Corruption in Higher Education

Book Review: Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States. By Adam D. Reich Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014. 248 pp. ISBN 978-0-6911-60405, $39.50 Nick Krachler recently published a book review in ILR Review. An excerpt from the review: Reich’s main focus is on the institutional legacies that shape how the people working in his … Continue reading Book Review: Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Overcoming Obstacles to Establish the Largest Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association

[We're pleased to welcome Frank Giancola, HR researcher and retired practitioner for companies like Ford Motor Company, Eastern Michigan University, and the US Air Force. Frank recently published an article in Compensation Benefits Review entitled "The Turbulent History of the Nation's Largest Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association."] I decided to write an article about the U.S. … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles to Establish the Largest Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association

ILR Review Special Issue: Work and Employment Relations in Health Care

The August special issue of ILR Review is now available and open to access for the next 30 days! Included in the special issue on Work and Employment Relations in Health Care are papers that discuss the relationship between nurse unions and patient outcomes, the effect of electronic health record adoption on physician productivity, and the impact nurse … Continue reading ILR Review Special Issue: Work and Employment Relations in Health Care

Transformative Service Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being

Republished with permission. The original post was published on the Center for Services Leadership blog. *** Interview with Laurel Anderson and Amy Ostrom, Editors of the Special Issue of Journal of Service Research, Transformative Service Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being In August of this year Journal Service Research published a highly anticipated special … Continue reading Transformative Service Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being

Using Social Marketing in China to Reduce the Spread of Cysticerosis

[We’re pleased to welcome Mary Dickey of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dickey recently published "Program Evaluation of a Sanitation Marketing Campaign Among the Bai in China: A Strategy for Cysticercosis Reduction" with Robert John, Helene Carabin, and Xiao-Nong Zhou in Social Marketing Quarterly.] I saw first-hand the problems with sanitation through … Continue reading Using Social Marketing in China to Reduce the Spread of Cysticerosis

Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?

Young women are at a higher risk of poor birth outcomes. Studies have found increased risk of preterm delivery, intrauterine growth retardation and low birth weight among adolescents (Amini et al. 1996; Fraser et al. 1995; Satin et al. 1994). Additionally, the risk of maternal death is higher among teenagers compared to older women (Gupta … Continue reading Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?