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Today is Data Privacy Day!

On January 26, the health insurer Centene disclosed the misplacement of six hard drives containing personal information on 950,000 people. On January 27, Buzzfeed reported that fraudsters were trading data on Fitbit users for a mere 50 cents. On January 28 – today – the world celebrates Data Privacy Day! Led by the non-profit National...

Gillian Christie | Jan 28, 2016
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Companies reporting on employee health: gamble or good risk management?

Fifteen years ago, companies would never have believed it would become common practice for them to track and publicly report on their water use, energy efficiency, and carbon footprint. It did. Today, with sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on “Health is the Bottom Line” and recognition that human capital is...

Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 21, 2016
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Revolutionizing Healthy Ageing

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, contends that we are living in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first industrial revolution (c.1750) delivered mechanical production, the second (c.1900) provided mass production, and the third (c.1960) brought computers. Today, the fourth industrial revolution is ushering in ubiquitous, mobile,...

Derek Yach | Jan 20, 2016
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Longevity in the Workplace: 60 is the new 40

By Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald The ageing of the world’s population has significant implications for the workplace. For the first time in history, there will soon be more people over age 60 than under age 15 in the world. This means that existing attitudes surrounding our global workforce and efforts to attract and...

Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald | Jan 18, 2016
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A Healthy Roundup: The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

It is undeniable that health is undergoing an unprecedented digital revolution. This transformation was prominently displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place from January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. According to the CES Daily, more than 800 companies exhibited a wearables product, and approximately 500 exhibitors considered themselves part of the...

Gillian Christie | Jan 13, 2016
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Workplace Health Programs Linked to Improved Stock Performance

New research has just been published demonstrating that companies with best in class workplace health programs tend to outperform their peers in terms of stock performance. The key take-away is that investing in evidence-based employee health programs is a proxy for other highly effective business practices and great governance. Three studies published by Ray Fabius,...

Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 8, 2016
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