Edward Wright

Western Carolina University, North Carolina, United States

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  • Todd Creasy, Edward Wright, Jerry Kinard
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    ABSTRACT: Employers are facing difficult times with respect to controlling costs associated with health care benefits provided to employees. Current trends in employer health care costs are unsustainable. Moreover, public policy changes in the form of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are tied up in legal review, and the results are uncertain. This article provides a brief background on health care benefits and costs, discusses consumer-driven and traditional models of health care plans, and reviews cost-control tactics that employers should consider. It concludes with a review of the current situation with recommendations to employers for moderating future health care costs.
    The health care manager 04/2012; 31(2):112-20.
  • Jerry Kinard, Edward Wright
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    ABSTRACT: Like other organizations that are directly impacted by the state of the economy, some hospitals and other health care providers are discovering that staff reductions are realities that heretofore have been rare during recessionary periods. Consequently, health care managers are increasingly required to notify affected workers of layoff and convey to them critical information in meetings that are often fraught with anxiety and anger. Nevertheless, there are steps that the organization's managers can take to ensure that layoffs are addressed in a professional manner that maintains the trust and respect of the workforce.
    The health care manager 01/2011; 30(2):139-44.

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  • 2011
    • Western Carolina University
      • Department of Global Management and Strategy
      North Carolina, United States