Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-webinars-bundles-take-deeper-dive-data <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:25</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/170" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions is hosting two educational webinars to take a deep dive into the real benefits of provider-led healthcare bundles.</p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">A <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0341-_BrokerBundleWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html" target="_blank">webinar for brokers and consultants</a> is scheduled for Thursday, March 11.</p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">A <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0348-_EmployerBundlesWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html" target="_blank">webinar targeted to employers</a> is set for Monday, April 5.</p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, VUMC assistant professor of Urology and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health, will be the speaker for both.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:25:32 +0000 roberjm7 170 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com World Travel & Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/world-travel-tourism-council-designates-nashville-safe-destination-travelers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">World Travel &amp; Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/169" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to World Travel &amp; Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The World Travel &amp; Tourism Council designated Nashville <a href="https://www.visitmusiccity.com/media/press-release/2021/nashville-earns-global-designation-safe-travels-destination">a safe destination</a> for travelers, thanks to <a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com">Good to Go</a>, a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp (NCVC), in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO. Nashvile is one of only two U.S. destinations, along with the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority, to achieve the designation, the NCVC announced today.</p> <p>Nashville businesses that are members of the Good to Go program will soon be displaying the Safe Travels logo to give added confidence of their health and safety measures to residents and visitors. The icon is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry, and the distinction should be especially encouraging to business and leisure travelers once travel recovers.</p> <p>“From the beginning of the pandemic, Nashville has worked to be a safe city for residents and visitors alike,” Mayor John Cooper said. “This designation is great news for the recovery of our valued hospitality industry and our city as a whole. The industry creates thousands of jobs and is key to Nashville’s economic recovery.”</p> <p>Good to Go was launched in May 2020 and currently has 730 members, which includes Nashville hotels, restaurants, attractions and transportation companies. The voluntary program provides guidance from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with access to toolkits and support to help carry out the recommendations. Vanderbilt Health’s leading infectious disease experts helped develop key elements of the program and are involved with ongoing learning and information sharing. Good to Go businesses also get access to expertise from Ryman Hospitality Properties.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/NCVC_SafeTravels_Logo.png?itok=p4Cw6tOJ" width="360" height="308" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 169 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Masks 411: CDC Further Confirms Efficacy, Issues Tips on Proper Use https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/masks-411-cdc-further-confirms-efficacy-issues-tips-proper-use <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Masks 411: CDC Further Confirms Efficacy, Issues Tips on Proper Use</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:57</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/168" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Masks 411: CDC Further Confirms Efficacy, Issues Tips on Proper Use"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On Feb. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm">results of a study</a> that examined aerosol spread between mannequin heads wearing masks. The study results further confirmed that wearing a well-fitting mask can significantly reduce (by about 95%) the risk of coronavirus exposure.</p> <p>The CDC also <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/mask-fit-and-filtration.html#improve-fit">provided tips</a> for having a well-fitting mask and noted that double-masking may be helpful to improve fit, but is not necessary for all. Here are some of the CDC's guidelines:</p> <p><strong>Masks should:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Completely cover the nose <strong>and</strong> mouth</li> <li>Fit snugly against the sides of the face and not have any gaps</li> <li>Be handled <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html">only by the ear loops, cords</a>, or head straps (not by the surface of the mask)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Masks should be worn:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Any time you are in a public setting</li> <li><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html">Any time you are traveling</a> on a plane, bus, train or other form of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations</li> <li>When you are around people who do not live with you, including inside your home or inside someone else’s home</li> <li>Inside your home if someone you live with is sick with <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html">symptoms</a> of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19</li> </ul> <p><strong>Masks should </strong><strong>not be worn:</strong></p> <ul> <li>By a child under 2 years of age</li> <li>By someone with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability</li> <li>In a situation when wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the <a data-domain-ext="gov" href="https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/hazard-Identification.html">workplace risk assessment</a>.</li> </ul> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:57:20 +0000 roberjm7 168 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-video-series-educates-community-covid-19-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/11/2021 - 21:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/166" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has created a video series to educate the community on the COVID-19 vaccines and build vaccine confidence. Many of the brief videos, which include “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FR00600oM0a004000AzQXmW0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708763309%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=LnHmEEcd8%2B4kYzBy7rnhkDmhEQGYCSNrI81HGkJWVbM%3D&amp;reserved=0">How Does a Vaccine Work?</a>” “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fu6W0000M060a0004300AQp0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708763309%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=C6w%2FJ8GvHtub12cA8ZKag1VnaFUgwunoy4C%2B%2FzB%2FiYk%3D&amp;reserved=0">Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Safe?</a>” and “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fj0UM0o46A000000WQa50Z00&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708773304%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=qJVl4cMykHvnwv0NgQAgKxKOCcVH%2BkhiiKCJPOn57cM%3D&amp;reserved=0">Vaccines and Women’s Health and Pregnancy</a>” feature VUMC’s William Schaffer, MD, an infectious disease expert and one of the nation’s most trusted voices during the pandemic.</p> <p>The latest video, “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FK0000AM006XA4na000oW0Q0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708773304%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=0JlVYVYBIAu1MWffNVxGlKXWayXMmS5IX%2FtjUucb5XU%3D&amp;reserved=0">COVID-19 Vaccine 401: Racial and Ethnic Disparities</a>,” features Jeff Balser, MD, VUMC president and CEO, in conversation with VUMC cardiologist Dan Munoz, MD, MPA, and VUMC infectious disease clinician Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, about vaccine concerns among communities of color.</p> <p>Watch all the videos <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-videos">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OuVCC9h6l2Q" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 03:00:55 +0000 roberjm7 166 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-creates-covid-19-vaccine-toolkit-employers-essential-workers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/10/2021 - 15:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/167" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FwM0QW0aA600000oT000440Z&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708753316%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=lkfliZ2EP%2FILd7HY0Drr%2B45LOncLVFY7HI%2BLaja9qtA%3D&amp;reserved=0">COVID-19 vaccine toolkit</a> to help employers educate their essential workers about the vaccines. Essential workers, such as police officers, firefighters, and people working in healthcare, education, childcare centers, and grocery stores, keep the nation's critical infrastructure and vital public services running daily. </p> <p>The toolkit is aimed at helping organizations educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. It features FAQs, informational posters and handouts, and brief educational messages and images that organizations can use on their various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The kit also includes printable stickers to hand out to those who receive the vaccine.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits/essential-workers.html?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1GbE4ySXlNbUZoWldFNSIsInQiOiJVSndSYlYxXC9ZQlFWdytrd01LT3JWaG5uQVpxRCtxZ1dMdUpsR25iUGNMOEZGc0N2V1VoXC92XC9SRE0waTlHRVRCaFZYV2Rrak9EWExobko4NFg0NitxUT09In0%3D">Click this link</a> to view the toolkit's resources, and check back often for updates.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/CDCCOVID_EssentialWorker_Social_Square.jpg?itok=M2X1lXLV" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">A new CDC toolkit for employers of essential workers includes printable posters to encourage and support community members in their decision to get vaccinated.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 167 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Webinar to Unlock Data Backing the Benefit of MyHealth Bundles https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/webinar-unlock-data-backing-benefit-myhealth-bundles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Webinar to Unlock Data Backing the Benefit of MyHealth Bundles </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:09</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/164" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Webinar to Unlock Data Backing the Benefit of MyHealth Bundles "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Finding cost-effective healthcare benefits that improve health outcomes while lowering out-of-pocket costs for employees can feel like an overwhelming search for every employer. Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions comes to the rescue in a free new webinar geared to brokers, “<strong><a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0341-_BrokerBundleWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html">Beyond Benefits: Bundle Up Savings and Satisfaction</a></strong>,” on <strong>Thursday, March 11 from 12 to 1 p.m.</strong></p> <p>Vanderbilt Health’s <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles-employers">MyHealth Bundles</a> program has been making headlines the past year for its streamlined payment model and enhanced patient experience. The webinar will showcase real data and the latest results on how the program lowers costs and improves health outcomes, even for some of the costliest health conditions. CJ Stimson, MD, JD, Senior Vice President of Value Transformation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will lead the discussion on the model’s built-in efficiencies and explain how the transparent, predictable pricing structure benefits employers and employees alike.</p> <p>“The bundle … brings all the people who are involved in that treatment together in one payment. It creates an incentive for all of us to work together, to create the best possible scenario,” Dr. Stimson told the <a href="https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/nashville-post-magazine/article/21144779/time-to-bundle-up">Nashville Post</a>.</p> <p>The MyHealth Bundles program now offers bundles focused on maternity care, cochlear implants, spine surgery, hip and knee surgery, and surgical weight loss—with more on the horizon. Patient navigators dedicated to each bundle answer questions, coordinate scheduling and billing, and provide educational resources for patients—all leading to an enhanced care experience.</p> <p>Whether an employee needs a joint replaced or are looking to expand their family, MyHealth Bundles provide comprehensive, personalized care at more predictable costs. <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0341-_BrokerBundleWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html">Register for the webinar</a> to learn more.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 06:09:32 +0000 roberjm7 164 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines Led By VUMC Infectious Disease Expert and Local Law Partner https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/qa-covid-19-vaccines-led-vumc-infectious-disease-expert-and-local-law <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Q&amp;A on COVID-19 Vaccines Led By VUMC Infectious Disease Expert and Local Law Partner </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:57</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/165" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Q&amp;A on COVID-19 Vaccines Led By VUMC Infectious Disease Expert and Local Law Partner "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="UTF-8" /><meta charset="UTF-8" />During a recent <a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com">Good to Go</a> webinar for Nashville area employers, David Aronoff, MD, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, presented the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed reinfection rates and new variants, and detailed the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.</p> <p>Aron Karabel, a partner at Nashville-based Waller Lansden Dortch &amp; Davis law firm, also joined the Jan. 27 webinar to discuss mandatory COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace.</p> <p>Here are a few helpful Q&amp;As from their presentation:</p> <p><strong>What do we know about the new variants?</strong><br /> Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Some emerge and disappear, while others persist. Multiple COVID-19 “crown-like” variants are circulating globally, including recent strains from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. We don't yet know how widely these new variants have spread or how the disease caused by these new variants differs from the disease caused by other variants that are currently circulating.</p> <p>We also don't know how these variants affect existing therapies and vaccines. However, the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are showing protective activity against emerging strains of SARS-CoV-2. Moderna will be testing new “booster vaccines” to better target the immune response against these newer emerging strains. This is an evolving story.</p> <p><strong>While employees are waiting for COVID-19 vaccines, what can employers do in the meantime?</strong><br /> Encourage employés to do the following:</p> <ul> <li>Get the flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine.</li> <li>Follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask when in public, regular hand washing, etc.</li> <li>Stay up-to-date on routine health care and preventive services.</li> <li>Ensure safety of worksite including consideration of a testing strategy.</li> <li>Consider COVID-19 vaccine education and services.</li> </ul> <p><b>Can employers require employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?</b><br /> Yes. According to the <a href="https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws?utm_content=&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_name=&amp;utm_source=govdelivery&amp;utm_term=">Equal Employment Opportunity Commission</a> (EEOC), an employer may require all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.</p> <p><b>Can employers require employees to provide proof that they have received the vaccination?</b><br /> Yes. However, doing so could implicate HIPAA because immunization records protected health information. A healthcare provider will need employees’ written authorization to disclose COVID-19 vaccination records to employers.</p> <p><b>What laws do mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations implicate?</b><br /> Requiring employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination could implicate the following laws:</p> <ul> <li>The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)</li> <li>Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)</li> <li>The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)</li> <li>The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)</li> </ul> <p><strong>What does President Joe Biden's <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-protecting-worker-health-and-safety/">Jan. 21, 2021, Executive Order Protecting Worker Health and Safety</a> mean for employers?</strong><br /> We will see more guidance from federal regulators in the coming days and weeks concerning COVID-19 workplace safety. "There will be an outreach that we haven't seen yet that will require employers to pivot," Karabel said, "We will be required to have a plan in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace."</p> <p><strong>What's the status of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations on the state level?</strong><br /> <a href="https://legiscan.com/TN/bill/HB0172/2021">One bill</a> in the Tennessee House and <a href="https://legiscan.com/TN/bill/SB0186/2021">one bill </a>in the Tennessee Senate have been filed that prohibit state and local governmental entities from requiring vaccinations. Some oppose such bills, believing legislation that prohibits vaccinations of the workforce limits employers' ability to manage their employees, within reason, as they see fit.<br /> <br /> To hear more of Aronoff and Karabel's presentation, listen to the full recording at <a href="https://finnpartners.zoom.us/rec/play/14pBkmx8hSA55EIxws3gBE3SnMncygz3XC2Bf5qFR2sr_83v6qYCZJzTgwP5FF8_TtdHrXMLV2mptthN.iDP6kwvklk8bIPAS">this link</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 01:57:53 +0000 roberjm7 165 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Executive Health Physicals Enhance the Lives of Busy Leaders https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/executive-health-physicals-enhance-lives-busy-leaders <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Executive Health Physicals Enhance the Lives of Busy Leaders</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/03/2021 - 17:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/163" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Executive Health Physicals Enhance the Lives of Busy Leaders"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Demanding careers and high performance expectations bring an increased risk of stress and health issues for executives—making it even more important for them to prioritize their health and well-being. With the help of the <a href="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/gn000W60040nMQ0aA000TH0" rel="noopener" target="_blank" title="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/gn000W60040nMQ0aA000TH0">Vanderbilt Executive Health Physicals</a> team, business leaders can increase their physical fitness, tackle stress and anxiety, reverse negative habits and make significant strides in their journey to better health. </p> <p>Here are success stories of three executives who have improved their health in tangible ways because of the program:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-%5BB2B%5D-Success-Story-Jim.pdf?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=cta-right&amp;utm_campaign=5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-[B2B]&amp;mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRJd1pXTTVPREkyWW1ReSIsInQiOiJwaVwvWXdRZXZHU0ZcL2pjQmV6Ymt3Q3pwN2tRU0pGbzA5NCtUMzBkUnJsdFhmeGxSdTgrSGdudEVrYUZvQjMrdDNKazA2elhKWk96WkszQnVha2gzeURRPT0ifQ%3D%3D">Jim’s plan</a> with Executive Health helped him manage his obesity and hypothyroidism, lower his body fat, and improve strength and flexibility.</li> <li><a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-%5BB2B%5D-Success-Story-Malcom.pdf?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=cta-left&amp;utm_campaign=5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-[B2B]&amp;mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWW1ReVpqaGxOV1pqTnpFNCIsInQiOiJhQkl0VDZXdUlzV21xeG5mRDNMZkJyUGQ3VHhcLzZueWZaMDhESXlMUjNCZE5uSitcL2dTQUdsYVFKbWZqSUdkYUFIVzIzdUhjZlJOdElSRTJKSmJ1OXF3PT0ifQ%3D%3D">Malcom</a> has taken advantage of his company's sponsorship of Executive Health to lower his blood pressure and lose excess body fat. He even picked up a new kayaking hobby to increase his fitness level and enjoy time with his family.</li> <li>Through his work with the Executive Health team, <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-%5BB2B%5D-Success-Story-Anthony.pdf?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=cta-left&amp;utm_campaign=5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-[B2B]&amp;mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpGaFlqaGpNek5oWVdNMiIsInQiOiJKanRUR0xwSzNvRXp6Z05HUmV0TUpVSzJ6SkpuQ0tLUW9UOVZpSnN4MEJob09HUWxlK2J5dWxwTUJhQjgrSmdna2JhN1drUXFwZW94eWptRHZxc3lNZz09In0%3D">Anthony</a> lost more than 40 pounds and improved his cardiovascular endurance.</li> </ul> <p>The program gives employees an annual or one-time comprehensive medical assessment and physical that helps them catch any potential health issues before they become major problems. The personalized assessment also includes nutrition and fitness recommendations and resources to propel individuals toward health goals and disease prevention.</p> <p>Learn <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-%5BB2B%5D-What-to-Expect.pdf?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=cta-left&amp;utm_campaign=5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-[B2B]&amp;mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1JellUaG1PVGMwTkdKaSIsInQiOiJqTGdmNjFZV1FNdElKTmQwcXlrWmptckNOZVNVMHZXT0ZyRjI0d1FGdjJzUmYyemxoVENLXC9VeDQrTXQxMU1wbE5ENmpvU0xTZTBZQnlTT2JFbUxwdXc9PSJ9">what to expect at your visit</a>, and check out the following videos to learn more about the program:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&amp;v=0Q9Ij_x351A&amp;list=PLkcQ9B-w1TDIN1STvVd96iPtIr1MlunV_&amp;index=1&amp;t=0s%3Futm_medium%3Demail&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=button&amp;utm_campaign=5900-200-0309-_ExecutiveHealth-%5BB2B%5D&amp;mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRJd1pXTTVPREkyWW1ReSIsInQiOiJwaVwvWXdRZXZHU0ZcL2pjQmV6Ymt3Q3pwN2tRU0pGbzA5NCtUMzBkUnJsdFhmeGxSdTgrSGdudEVrYUZvQjMrdDNKazA2elhKWk96WkszQnVha2gzeURRPT0ifQ%3D%3D">Introduction to the Executive Health Physicals Program</a></li> <li><a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/With%20a%20busy%20and%20demanding%20lifestyle%2C%20there%E2%80%99s%20often%20an%20increased%20risk%20of%20stress%20and%20health%20issues%20%E2%80%94%20that%E2%80%99s%20why%20it%E2%80%99s%20important%20to%20regularly%20check%20in%20with%20your%20health.%20">Meet Sapna Kripalani, MD, Executive Health Medical Director</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQMLc6QN-0s&amp;list=PLkcQ9B-w1TDIN1STvVd96iPtIr1MlunV_&amp;index=3">Meet the Executive Health Physicals Team</a></li> <li>How Executive Health Physicals Can Help You <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZJOfJHALo&amp;list=PLkcQ9B-w1TDIN1STvVd96iPtIr1MlunV_&amp;index=4">Overcome Bad Habits</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfNbzIms_z8&amp;list=PLkcQ9B-w1TDIN1STvVd96iPtIr1MlunV_&amp;index=5">Live a Healthier Life</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2HDfacwdMQ&amp;list=PLkcQ9B-w1TDIN1STvVd96iPtIr1MlunV_&amp;index=6">Manage Stress &amp; Anxiety</a></li> </ul> <p><i>For more information on how to put Executive Health Physicals to work for your company, call (615) 343–1163.</i></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Email%203%20Call%20Out%202.jpg?itok=-eIU_9-x" width="576" height="391" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Executive Health Physicals helped Anthony lose more than 40 pounds and improved his cardiovascular endurance.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 03 Feb 2021 23:00:58 +0000 roberjm7 163 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VHAN Webinar on Cyber Safety Open to All https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vhan-webinar-cyber-safety-open-all <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VHAN Webinar on Cyber Safety Open to All</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/01/2021 - 08:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/162" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VHAN Webinar on Cyber Safety Open to All"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Whether they’re using social media, attending school online, or playing on gaming websites, children and teens are using phones and computers now more than ever before. Many parents and guardians are having to learn how to protect their children from the significant emotional and psychological distress caused by the growing threat of cyberbullying.</p> <p>The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is supporting families by hosting an internet safety webinar open to the public on <strong>Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. CST</strong>. Danielle McDonough, LMSW, VHAN Pediatric Behavioral Health partner, will offer tips for how parents should talk with their children about cyber safety and share resources that parents can use to support healthy internet use. She will help parents and families learn:</p> <ul> <li>Internet safety risks, including cyberbullying, predatory grooming and sexting</li> <li>How cyber safety risks can impact children and adolescents’ mental health</li> <li>Rules to follow and tools to support parents</li> <li>How to engage your child in cyber safety discussions</li> <li>When and where to report inappropriate content and concerns</li> </ul> <p>It’s never too early in a child’s life to discuss internet safety and cyberbullying. In fact, one-third of children ages 2-4 access the internet using a computer and have used mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>The webinar is open to everyone. Share <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/CyberbullyingWebinar.html">this registration link</a> with employees, family, friends and anyone who would benefit from learning more about the topic.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Cyberbullying%20and%20Internet%20Safety%20Webinar%20Image.jpg?itok=_TSvpwfa" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Many families are having to learn how to protect their children from the emotional and psychological distress caused by the growing threat of cyberbullying.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 162 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine Location Now Open in Green Hills https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-executive-wellness-and-concierge-medicine-location-now-open-green-hills <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine Location Now Open in Green Hills</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/161" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine Location Now Open in Green Hills"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Today, January 25, <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/executive-wellness-and-concierge-medicine">Vanderbilt Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine</a> officially opened its new location in Green Hills. The clinic at 3807 Cleghorn Avenue, Suite 900, replaces the space previously at One Hundred Oaks. The brand-new, spacious location has been designed with an emphasis on ease of access, patient comfort and privacy. (<a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/VCM-GreenHills_Wayfinding_digital%20%281%29.pdf?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1RNeVpXWXpNV0V6TnpJNCIsInQiOiI2bmZWSTVPa1RLc2d6dFRTZTZ1V0RJbkFPSkZPUUhkdkpldng4QzlzUzZabmFOME5vVUpKZlgyb29CTHlpK0VLdHhYUXRSTlllQlFSNFpDMnBlYnFpQT09In0%3D">Find wayfinding directions here</a>.)</p> <p>Vanderbilt Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine is aimed to those patients seeking to establish a primary care doctor with advanced personal access. The team of physicians offers extended time during appointments and convenient access outside of appointments. They work closely with patients not only to direct their medical care, but  also to guide them in lifestyle and wellness changes. The team also helps coordinate a patient's care, facilitates scheduling with medical and surgical specialists, and interfaces with other doctors.</p> <p>F<em>or more information, visit <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/executive-wellness-and-concierge-medicine">the webpage</a>, call (615) 936–7100 or email <a href="mailto:executivewellness@vumc.org">executivewellness@vumc.org</a>.</em></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/VCM-GreenHills.jpg?itok=9fQpktrG" width="576" height="337" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The new Vanderbilt Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine clinic is now open at 3807 Cleghorn Avenue in the Green Hills area of Nashville.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 161 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Tennessee County-by-County Vaccine Information https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/tennessee-county-county-vaccine-information <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tennessee County-by-County Vaccine Information</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/12/2021 - 14:52</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/160" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Tennessee County-by-County Vaccine Information"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">In Tennessee, COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in phases, with hospitals and health departments receiving vaccines first to vaccinate front-line health care workers and those at highest risk of serious disease. Read more about the Tennessee Health Department's <a href="https://www.tn.gov/health/news/2020/10/21/tennessee-infrastructure-plan-for-covid-19-vaccine-distribution.html#:~:text=Ten%20percent%20of%20Tennessee's%20allocation,counties%20based%20on%20their%20populations" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">distribution plan here.</a> </p> <p style="text-align:start">Several counties have started vaccinating patients 75 years and older in limited quantities. Learn more information <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FqmQA0a006d0W0g04M009000&amp;data=04%7C01%7CLAURA.M.LEE%40VUMC.ORG%7Ccc8b57f63c674a0525d908d8b685d819%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637460033269421987%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=uyuYRhSSBAxng0unGdJxR6cSUYONLJkoSWWfBuiK4Xo%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here</a> about how the vaccine phases differ county by county, and find answers to FAQs <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FO090000Q0400WA6N0K0am0M&amp;data=04%7C01%7CLAURA.M.LEE%40VUMC.ORG%7Ccc8b57f63c674a0525d908d8b685d819%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637460033269431979%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=HtOv9Lsg9A1VFA6Fs08aUwz%2FbeUk3JpxYnjFAzK03Bk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>You can also search <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fl9M0L0006m000Q4a00W0O0A&amp;data=04%7C01%7CLAURA.M.LEE%40VUMC.ORG%7Ccc8b57f63c674a0525d908d8b685d819%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637460033269431979%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=OFG5GQjHSKNED5R%2FsN9DXflheLn60zpbgCd4fTjHUo0%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">this interactive map</a> to find scheduling sites by county throughout Tennessee, and use this “<a href="https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/">find your phase</a>” tool to notify you once your county hits certain phases. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 20:52:56 +0000 roberjm7 160 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Stimson Promoted to Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/stimson-promoted-senior-vice-president-value-transformation-vumc-office <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stimson Promoted to Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:19</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/157" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Stimson Promoted to Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health. In this role, Stimson (VU School of Medicine 2010, VU School of Law 2010, VUMC Urology Residency 2015) will continue to provide medical leadership in the Office of Episodes of Care, working alongside Brittany Cunningham, MSN, RN, Senior Director, to develop VUMC’s commercial episodes offering, MyHealth Bundles, and ensuring VUMC’s success in Medicare bundles.</p> <p style="text-align:start">In addition, Stimson will serve in a broader capacity to be a vital clinical voice informing and facilitating the VUMC’s transition to value-based and accountable care. He will provide insight and guidance to the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network’s (VHAN) value agenda leading further development of network-wide, standardized, evidence-based protocols of care. Stimson will provide clinical leadership for the Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team, which serves Middle Tennessee employers with a full suite of solutions to help their employees proactively manage their health. And starting in July 2021, Stimson will become Chief Medical Officer of the VUMC Employee Health Plan (EHP) upon the retirement of Roland “Ron” Eavey, MD, from the health plan CMO role.</p> <p>Stimson will maintain his longstanding advisory role with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), where he supports the federal government’s transition from a volume- to value-based health care purchaser. He was the first surgeon at CMMI, providing clinical and regulatory expertise related to the development of alternative payment models.</p> <p>“Dr. Stimson has been invaluable in VUMC’s efforts to provide high-quality care at lower costs through the groundbreaking MyHealth Bundles program,” said David Posch, Executive Vice President for VUMC’s Office of Population Health. “I have no doubt that his national experience coupled with his personal passion for clinical transformation and innovation will meaningfully propel VUMC and our region forward in our value-based approaches and strategies. He is the ideal leader for this incredibly important change initiative for our organization and industry.”</p> <p>In addition to his work with CMMI, Stimson has extensive health policy experience in the legislative branch at the federal level, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Health Policy Legislative Fellow to Republican and Democratic members, as well as in the GOP Doctors Caucus.</p> <p>Stimson received his medical and law degrees from Vanderbilt University and completed his residency in urologic surgery at VUMC. At Johns Hopkins, he completed a fellowship in urologic oncology. He continues to care for patients at VUMC and the Nashville VA Medical Center, focusing on the surgical treatment for kidney, bladder and prostate cancer.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Stimson_C.J%202%20headshot.jpg?itok=yFKZyNBQ" width="384" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 19:19:30 +0000 roberjm7 157 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Enhanced Support for Area Employers in 2020 and Beyond: A Look at Employer Solutions’ First Year https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/enhanced-support-area-employers-2020-and-beyond-look-employer-solutions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Enhanced Support for Area Employers in 2020 and Beyond: A Look at Employer Solutions’ First Year</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/06/2021 - 12:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/158" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Enhanced Support for Area Employers in 2020 and Beyond: A Look at Employer Solutions’ First Year"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In early 2020, several VUMC groups were busy planning an in-person event to announce the creation of <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/employer-solutions">Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions</a>, a team designed to provide workforce health and wellness services to businesses of all types and sizes. By March, it was clear that area employers needed a trusted source of information and support to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a matter of days, the Employer Solutions team made up of clinical and other professionals from across the enterprise pivoted to do just that.</p> <p>"From the beginning of the pandemic, VUMC emerged as a leader in combating COVID-19,” said David Posch, Executive Vice President of the Office of Population Health, which includes the Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team. “Our researchers were among the first to identify and understand the structure of the coronavirus. Our infectious disease experts were simultaneously planning infection prevention and mitigation strategies for both our patients and employees. And to top it off, VUMC was regularly publishing its insights online for others to learn from and adapt."</p> <p>Overnight, the Employer Solutions team launched the <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/">Employer Insights</a> blog as a one-stop shop for business decision-makers to find the latest information about the novel coronavirus. Adapting material from VUMC and other trusted sources, the team created resources and guides on workforce infection prevention and health issues during the pandemic. They also hosted a series of Q&amp;A sessions with experts from VUMC and the Tennessee Department of Health to give employers a deeper understanding of the virus and the pandemic's implications to businesses of all kinds. </p> <p>Large employers such as Ryman Hospitality Properties, Gaylord Hotels and American Airlines approached the Employer Solutions team to consult and advise them through unique pandemic-induced challenges for their businesses. The team has been instrumental in helping the Ryman Auditorium safely reopen at limited capacity, and it played a key role in ensuring the Grand Ole Opry could welcome a small number of guests for its recent 95th anniversary show.</p> <p>The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation also asked the team to help create a free program that would provide ongoing education to area businesses to help them understand and follow public health guidelines. Dubbed <a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com/">Good to Go</a>, the program has grown to include 725 participating businesses that have done their part to protect the health of their employees, customers and the community using resources from VUMC experts.</p> <p>Since March, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions has:</p> <ul> <li>Communicated with nearly 1,000 unique contacts at 750+ different businesses</li> <li>Posted weekly blog content for employers that has been viewed more than 16,000 times</li> <li>Published 35 COVID-19-specific emails to Nashville-area employers</li> <li>Hosted monthly webinars for 700+ participating businesses in Good to Go Nashville</li> </ul> <p>"We truly felt it was our duty to use our time, talents and resources to help employers make critical decisions about their businesses during this extremely challenging time," said Brent McDonald, Senior Vice President of Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions. "While no one would wish for a situation like this, the pandemic has created even closer connections between VUMC and the business community that will only strengthen in the years ahead.</p> <p>"It has a been a privilege to work in partnership with so many business leaders who truly care about the short-term and long-term health and well-being of their employees," he continued.</p> <p>As one of the state's largest private employers, VUMC has first-hand experience with many of the same workforce health concerns facing business leaders today. For example, much of our experience with COVID-19 mitigation and management for our own employees translated well to other workforce populations. The Employer Solutions team works closely with VUMC Employee Health plan leaders and the Occupational Health &amp; Wellness team to develop, test and refine new health and wellness strategies with our own employees, then make them available to area employers facing similar challenges. </p> <p>The <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/09/23/vumc-creates-myhealth-bundles-providing-innovative-options-for-employee-health-coverage/">recent launch of MyHealth Bundles</a> is one of the new innovative approaches developed by VUMC Episodes of Care/Care Transformation Initiative that the Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team is making available to employers locally, regionally and nationally. Other VUMC services that are part of the Employer Solutions umbrella are:</p> <ul> <li>Executive Health </li> <li>Concierge Medicine</li> <li>Worker's Compensation</li> <li>Provider Network capabilities via the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN)</li> <li>Corporate Clinics </li> <li>Corporate Health &amp; Wellness</li> <li>Facilitated Access</li> <li>Pharmacy Solutions</li> </ul> <p>Looking ahead, 2021 will be a year of growth and expansion for Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions:</p> <ul> <li>The team has already begun <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-town-hall-helps-decode-covid-19-vaccines-employer">foundational work</a> to educate the employer community about the COVID-19 vaccines, equipping business leaders to be vocal and visible supporters of vaccination in this critical phase of the pandemic.</li> <li>MyHealth Bundles has expanded to include <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-year-ushers-four-new-myhealth-bundles">four additional commercial bundles</a> in 2021, expanding from MyMaternityHealth, which launched in 2020.</li> <li>Concierge Medicine will relocate to a new, state-of-the-art space in Green Hills, allowing the program to welcome new patients this spring.</li> <li>The team is actively developing several new services for employers that will debut in 2021. These new programs will be targeted toward the changing needs of the workforce as a result of COVID-19.</li> </ul> <p>"Employers play a critical role in our ability to meaningfully improve the health of our region,” said Dr. CJ Stimson, Senior Vice President Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health. “That's why we actively seek out their input, guidance and feedback to ensure we're developing new solutions and strategies that meet the health goals of their company and employees. <meta charset="UTF-8" />Activating the employers to be ambassadors of health to their employees and families is key to positively affecting the health of our community. We should all be proud of the work VUMC is doing to help businesses develop innovative approaches to health that are especially important in a post-pandemic world."</p> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/ES%20Blog.jpg?itok=nQ7kwkp8" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">When it became clear that area employers needed a trusted source of information and support to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the Employer Solutions team pivoted to help employers become ambassadors of health to their employees and families.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 158 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com A Chorus of Communication is Critical https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/chorus-communication-critical <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Chorus of Communication is Critical</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:57</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/156" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to A Chorus of Communication is Critical"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:10px"><em>In preparation for wider COVID-19 vaccination distribution—and to help those who are feeling some vaccine hesitancy—we wanted to share the following <a>important message</a> from Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser, President &amp; CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center:</em></p> <p>Against the noisy background of masking debates, surges, flattening curves, warp speed initiatives, conflicting messages, misinformation and political controversies—not to mention a revolutionary mRNA technology—millions of people are deciding whether to take the COVID-19 vaccine.</p> <p>This, however, is clear: In the United States, more than 350,000 people have died from COVID-19, with over 3,000 people dying each day. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, like other hospitals and health systems across the nation, is experiencing what promises to be a long and very dark winter.</p> <p>As much as we all might wish, the ills of 2020 did not vanish at the stroke of midnight as we welcomed 2021. This next year will be ushered in with record numbers of people still becoming ill and requiring hospitalization—and the death toll will keep rising. <br /> <br /> Today <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FCMJ00P0760iA0WaJ4O0lQ0n&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cb8a9f57f97c34c10b34c08d8ace84538%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637449460885812061%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=8Uusz3WhO4wcaS9zP0SPcNDyjc3Xl%2FhhFoRPPpZULDc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">we are vaccinating those at greatest risk</a>: the people working at our nation’s hospitals and medical centers. But soon there will be sufficient vaccine supplies to begin the much-anticipated process of vaccinating the millions of people living and working throughout our country. <br /> <br /> Yet finding that light at the end of the tunnel requires much more than giving two doses to everyone who wants to be vaccinated. As if the most ambitious vaccination effort in human history isn’t enough of a challenge, conquering COVID-19 means we need to build a cocoon of safety for those we can’t effectively immunize—our young children and our loved ones with conditions that suppress their immune systems. People who cannot be safeguarded by taking the vaccine themselves because it isn’t yet available to them, or because their immune systems won’t respond even if they do take it.<br /> <br /> This is why we so desperately need to achieve so-called “herd immunity.” An often-discussed term, it’s when a sufficient number of us are immune to COVID-19 that indirect protection is provided to those who are not actually immune to the disease. Essentially, it’s when so many people are immune that the virus can’t spread through the population. Achieving herd immunity for COVID-19 is a huge challenge. Unlike the flu, where many of us have some level of immunity from years of exposure to similar flu strains, this is a new virus for all of us so the projections show we need 70-90% of the population to be vaccinated, to protect those who cannot protect themselves.<br /> <br /> Given the COVID-19 vaccines are more than 90% effective, it is understandable that many people will take the vaccine to protect themselves. But we also know that many people—up to half of all Americans in some surveys—are considering not taking it. The reasons range from concerns about the newness of the vaccine and its safety, to general mistrust of research stemming from historical abuses such as the Tuskegee syphilis study, to skepticism about whether COVID-19 is even a serious problem. <br /> <br /> So, if the only rationale to take the vaccine is “I will be protected,” then how do we convince those already reluctant to get vaccinated, especially when their personal risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 may be small? <br /> <br /> Just as Lincoln opined in his first inaugural address, this is a time for us to express “the better angels of our nature.” Beyond protecting ourselves directly, taking the vaccine to help achieve herd immunity isn’t an abstraction of epidemiology and science—it is a work of compassion. For those healthy and young, it’s a selfless act: “I’m doing this for you, even more than for me.” It’s an expression of concern for someone requiring immunosuppressants after an organ transplant whom we don’t even know. It’s an expression of care for someone who has been unemployed since the pandemic began, now struggling with food insecurity and homelessness. <br /> <br /> It is this compassion for all in the face of uncertainty that we are asking everyone in our country to embrace. During World War II many of our citizens sent their family members overseas to fight in a war that threatened our way of life. Of the 16 million Americans who served in our military forces during the war, over 400,000 died, so the chances of dying were in retrospect about 3%. That’s not much different than the average risk of dying, across all ages and conditions, when someone has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States. Wouldn’t we agree the pandemic threatens our way of life today, causing the most unemployment since the Great Depression and more than 350,000 deaths so far? <br /> <br /> Compassion flows from understanding, and we need to build that understanding with our neighbors, friends and family. And we need to listen. <br /> <br /> Many people have fears about taking this vaccine. It is comforting that it has been tested exhaustively in many thousands of people, with clinical trials that are even larger and more diverse than those we have used for vaccines in the past. But it is still the case that the technology is new and we completed the work in record time—and for some, that’s unsettling. And there is always an element of faith when people take a new treatment, including a vaccine. <br /> <br /> However, what feels to many of us like the “sudden” appearance of two remarkably <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FCMJ00Q0860iA0WaJ4O0lQ0n&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cb8a9f57f97c34c10b34c08d8ace84538%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637449460885822060%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=vutpmZU%2BMeb%2F%2B3PUE30ZQIJ4PXWXNbGYDo5npWfTIaQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">effective RNA-based vaccines</a> isn’t very surprising at all. It’s the result of decades of public investment in government-funded research, alongside investments by industry and foundations, coupled with painstaking work by thousands of researchers over decades. This is no different than landing on the moon or sequencing the genome. Much to celebrate, but also based on our history of swift scientific innovation in this country, practically inevitable. <br /> <br /> We also need to engage our communities by singing, not shouting. Most people are not looking for a lecture. Instead, people want us to listen and to hear what they’re not saying: Is it the nitty-gritty science they want, or is it validation that it’s OK to be apprehensive? Are they looking for someone who empathizes and understands they’re afraid—a fear that may be more agonizing to them than COVID-19? <br /> <br /> This is one of those communication challenges where we need to harmonize like a chorus. The beauty of a chorus is that while everyone is singing from the same musical composition, the notes are not the same for each member. The full range of tones, with varied pitches, intensities and timbres, all create the resonating mixture of sound that attracts us to listen and holds our attention. Our diversity as a nation provides that complex range of singing voices, with varied communication styles and personal experiences—all influenced by our races, ages, gender preferences, and social and political backgrounds. Our chorus of perspectives is essential to making the case for immunization. <br /> <br /> Before we can all remove our masks and be confident that we are truly caring for our neighbor, we need to give everyone a gift, including many people we don’t even know: the gift of vaccinating ourselves. </p> <p><meta charset="UTF-8" /><em>For more information, please visit <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fx0A0000i49l06WM0RanJJQO&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cb8a9f57f97c34c10b34c08d8ace84538%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637449460885832052%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=prTh41xiQZi6vowK4AnFlN6fsD2bj7jBgm7DUtKoDRc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank"><b>vumc.org/coronavirus</b></a> or contact us at <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/New%20Year-vaccines.jpg?itok=WGVP2Ign" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Today we are vaccinating those at greatest risk: the people working at our nation’s hospitals and medical centers. But soon there will be sufficient vaccine supplies to begin the much-anticipated process of vaccinating the millions of people living and working throughout our country.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:57:11 +0000 roberjm7 156 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com A New Year Ushers in Four New MyHealth Bundles https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-year-ushers-four-new-myhealth-bundles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A New Year Ushers in Four New MyHealth Bundles</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:27</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/155" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to A New Year Ushers in Four New MyHealth Bundles"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A new year brings new healthcare innovation in the form of new <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles">MyHealth Bundles</a>—Vanderbilt Health's value-based approach to managing some of the most common and costly health conditions.</p> <p>January 1, 2021, marked the unveiling of four new bundles:</p> <p><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myhearinghealth-employers">MyHearingHealth</a>: This bundle takes an innovative approach to cochlear implants that coordinates and “bundles” all of the services needed for a successful procedure and recovery.</p> <p><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myspinehealth-employers">MySpineHealth</a>: This bundle includes coverage of three common spine procedures: cervical fusion, lumbar fusion and laminectomy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-hip-knee-surgery-employers">MyOrthoHealth – Hip &amp; Knee Surgery</a>: This bundle includes coverage of both hip and knee replacement procedures.</p> <p><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myweightlosshealth-surgical-weight-loss-employers">MyWeightLossHealth – Surgical Weight Loss</a>: This bundle includes coverage of two surgical procedures: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (“Gastric Sleeve”) and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (“Gastric Bypass”). </p> <p>The first bundle to launch was <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/mymaternityhealth-employers">MyMaternity Health</a>, which "bundles” all the services an expectant mother and baby need for the entire length of the pregnancy, from the initial prenatal care visit through delivery and 12 weeks after delivery.</p> <p>MyHealth Bundles provide employers with more transparent, predictable pricing by prioritizing consistent care. The bundled payment model encourages care coordination and adds incentives for clinical departments to better manage a patient’s entire experience, reducing employers’ overall costs and building a concierge service experience.</p> <p><em>To learn more, contact our Employer Solutions Team at <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="mailto:employerSolutions@vumc.org">EmployerSolutions@vumc.org</a> or (615) 343-9520.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Ortho%20-%20hip%20and%20knee%20%281%29.jpg?itok=Rr2OGnMh" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">MyHealth Bundles provide employers with more transparent, predictable pricing by prioritizing consistent care. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 01 Jan 2021 16:27:37 +0000 roberjm7 155 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Town Hall Helps Decode COVID-19 Vaccines for Employer Community https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-town-hall-helps-decode-covid-19-vaccines-employer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Town Hall Helps Decode COVID-19 Vaccines for Employer Community</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/21/2020 - 06:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/154" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Town Hall Helps Decode COVID-19 Vaccines for Employer Community"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team held a virtual town hall for business leaders on Friday, December 18 to answer questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines. <strong>David Aronoff</strong>, MD, VUMC Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, explained how the vaccines work and detailed the latest safety and efficacy data, and <strong>Ana E. Nobis</strong>, MD, MPH, VUMC Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic, gave a snapshot of how VUMC was handling the vaccination of its employees.</p> <p>In addition to the <a href="https://youtu.be/dRGNxY2ZbFs">presentation recording</a>, here are some other helpful resources for you to share with your employees and their families:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fu8W000sMY60a0a04vwPAQk0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C70d4b200fcb24422de7308d8a3a70b94%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637439285139775532%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=4ipUQxyjxKweZrZQsrJtGGqhZFzOxoeJZ0oaIg7cjsM%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/u8W000sMY60a0a04vwPAQk0" shash="yypQZ8wnNYCLOMWXD5uEedbJ3IXddavOcBtg6zBjMH+/0KPmt3hmkWHAY8/N84y4GLx2xfs05orqvY2BKYbViEPK8v33Sp7q/yO8h9n8qQMsYkXe1KzbeD8W7hWbytc03OIe7JcE/CStZugpprko4OZbVqlegi1nJrcR99BDvuE=" target="_blank">Can I go to work after my COVID-19 vaccine? Infographic from VUMC's Dr. Tom Talbot</a></li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fm000Wb40Y0Pak6wsMv90AQ0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C70d4b200fcb24422de7308d8a3a70b94%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637439285139785526%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=x%2F5qw7RREgvDqrHeHLHZRdf3yfuQ4x8fvrqrFC0aZog%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/m000Wb40Y0Pak6wsMv90AQ0" shash="AtGoyGIdxfWEdwtwc6/sRn6k8Jd9hc45Hg5LB5wpg5NH9W5tQk4a6n+oJ4F0kQANg+U0ERhq/hHG9fTxW86gem8ydmS61wBFMvqnMKQMxRZmQajeuIdDdk9Hw1oVyzzfKIJ21CaR5UZCXqxBINXOjYnkwKgoyPhNNgLEBlIo/IQ=" target="_blank">Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines</a></li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fn0Aw0ac04PW60QM0sk00avY&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C70d4b200fcb24422de7308d8a3a70b94%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637439285139785526%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=s7R0dZ%2FCSV1%2FwU6pEr9QTNABfswYcpQ3z1mIsRfQvlM%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/n0Aw0ac04PW60QM0sk00avY" shash="SG8ZBssYkoVjqILvmqMDWA7MrV/aMLoo503r9qBurKTM/kCseo6hK13H5yGJgFSBKboYDCz/OKkMz3bZCDe3bNz1xk0aq+5+6dhmFf7Hl01AJqa6FACM2mlbnkprEzYEMg32TY1dXf9+ntt9cZhgBsifE6WgH04H7aa82XEH8kw=" target="_blank">COVID-19 vaccine video series from VUMC's Dr. William Schaffner</a></li> <li><a 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href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fge0sYW60P40kMQ0aA000gvw&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C70d4b200fcb24422de7308d8a3a70b94%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637439285139805520%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ATFa%2FlH6BlNnavf%2FEUBeeubBiM9Fnp8E5%2Fz%2BgCtJft0%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/ge0sYW60P40kMQ0aA000gvw" shash="HgsB8adNXxPRtKu4CyylY2hJouFao1dyYCwoJBKmuRCkMEAHQRTOBG8OkMTQbhycQ9KdtIuV+AE71s1/cNFG+BAWkjl7MSiakiPOOWH4Rg4QfASThJ6I0WhK0ufRQ8rOLo95LaM4jdqNNTrDydfdMe9R0Zp3pU/Cp2vXXCqAFl4=" target="_blank">DNA Discoveries in Action Podcast: Vaccines: Pandemics vs. Prosperity</a></li> </ul> <p>Let us know how we can answer your questions and help you in this vaccination phase of the pandemic by emailing us at <a href="mailto:employersolutions@vumc.org">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dRGNxY2ZbFs" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 154 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-answers-common-questions-about-covid-19-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:19</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/153" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As emerging vaccines offer hope that we can end the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months, Vanderbilt Health's goal is to keep the community informed as these vaccines are developed, reviewed, approved and distributed. To that end, VUMC has created a growing list of questions and a series of videos about the vaccines that we encourage you to share with your employees.</p> <p><strong>Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines</strong></p> <p>COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but one question on many people's minds: How were they able to make the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so quickly?</p> <p>Both Pfizer and Moderna used similar processes to develop the vaccines and had two advantages to speed up this process:</p> <p>1. Even though COVID-19 is a new virus, scientists have been studying these types of viruses for more than 15 years and so had a head start on research. Researchers here at Vanderbilt have been at the forefront of coronavirus vaccine development over the past decade.</p> <p>2. Some of the steps were completed at the same time, instead of one after the other. For example, through Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government funded large-scale manufacturing before anyone knew the vaccines would work. Despite this speed, it is important to understand that there were no corners cut in the processes of reviewing and approving the vaccine. They were subject to the same standards of safety as other drugs and vaccines.</p> <p>For a list of other vaccine-related questions, please bookmark <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/common-questions-about-covid-19-vaccines">this page</a> (and check back often for the most up-to-date information).</p> <p><strong>COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series</strong></p> <p>In the following videos, Dr. William Schaffner, professor of Preventive Medicine and VUMC infectious disease expert, answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDF1mcvZwQc&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=1" rel="noopener" target="_blank">How Can I Gain Immunity to COVID-19?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-24ToEHPA0&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=2" rel="noopener" target="_blank">How Does a Vaccine Work?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dfJ8U_H_Rk&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=3" rel="noopener" target="_blank">How Is Vaccine Effectiveness Measured?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeEFXonDa9M&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=4" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Safe?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TcRytwi6hA&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=5" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Make Me Sick?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TWFrCk_hsE&amp;list=PLucLRYfUxMGianhYMePL8EjysIdPJxQ7z&amp;index=6">What Is an mRNA Vaccine?</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/iStock-1217241149.jpg?itok=z2JaGBjk" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The emerging news about COVID-19 vaccines is promising, but many have questions. Check out Vanderbilt Health&#039;s resources to keep your employees informed.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:19:26 +0000 roberjm7 153 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety & Efficacy Information for Employers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-town-hall-covid-19-vaccine-safety-efficacy-information-employers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety &amp; Efficacy Information for Employers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/11/2020 - 09:02</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/152" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety &amp; Efficacy Information for Employers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">As we enter the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt Health wants to do our part to educate the employer community, get your questions answered and provide needed resources.</p> <p>Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team invites you to a virtual town hall on <strong>Friday, December 18 at 12:30 p.m. CST</strong> on the new COVID-19 vaccines. The town hall, specifically geared to employers and business leaders, is a special opportunity to hear from a panel of VUMC coronavirus vaccine research experts, learn about the latest safety and efficacy data on the COVID-19 vaccines, and understand the connection between vaccination and the economy. You’ll also hear details on how we’re handling the vaccination of our employee population, and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of the panelists.</p> <p>The panelists are:</p> <p>• <strong>David Aronoff, MD</strong>, VUMC Addison B. Scoville Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases</p> <p>• <strong>Ana E. Nobis, MD, MPH</strong>, VUMC Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Occupational &amp; Environmental Medicine, Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic</p> <p>This learning opportunity is free and open to all employers during this public health emergency. Business leaders like you are critically important in this vaccination phase of the pandemic as we all play a role in creating healthy communities and restoring the region’s economy.</p> <p>Register <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/EmployerWebinar_01-Registration.html">here</a>.</p> <p>Submit questions to our panelists <a href="https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3512f3a1a3f3484c9662ad7c566aef37">here</a>.</p> <div> <div> <div id="_com_2" language="JavaScript"> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Employer_COVIDTownHall.jpg?itok=GuEQur7c" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The town hall gives business leaders an opportunity to hear from a panel of VUMC coronavirus vaccine research experts and learn about the latest safety and efficacy data on the COVID-19 vaccines.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2020 15:02:15 +0000 roberjm7 152 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vaccines and the Social Good https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vaccines-and-social-good <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vaccines and the Social Good</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/09/2020 - 10:12</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/151" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vaccines and the Social Good"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">As discussions around the COVID-19 vaccine take center stage, VUMC’s leading voices in immunology and infectious disease are front and center promoting a greater understanding of what vaccines are and how they strengthen community health. In “Pandemics versus Prosperity,” episode two of the <a href="https://definingpersonalizedcare.vanderbilthealth.com/episodes">Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action</a> podcast, the experts praise this pillar of modern medicine and describe the countless ways the science has improved lives, from eradicating smallpox to virtually eliminating polio mellitus to decreasing the destructive effects of measles and other infectious diseases around the world.</p> <p style="text-align:start">During the podcast, the panel of world-renowned physician-scientists—Drs. James Crowe, Buddy Creech, Mark Denison and William Schaffer—explain how vaccines work in the body and detail their safety and efficacy. They also tackle what they believe has led to an alarming rise in vaccine hesitancy and share why they want to collaborate with educators and communicators to more effectively explain the science. </p> <p>Despite vaccinations being one of science's greatest achievements, “vaccine hesitancy” was named by the World Health Organization as one of the <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/ten-threats-to-global-health-in-2019">Top Ten Global Health Threats</a>. This threat, commonly known as the “Anti-Vaxx” movement, could subject millions worldwide to the devastation of preventable diseases.</p> <p style="text-align:start">“I think we’re a victim of our own success,” theorizes Dr. Creech, Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Schaffner, a professor in multiple VUMC departments and Medical Director and past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, makes a pitch for how he wants to change the perception of vaccines by concentrating on more education in schools at earlier ages.</p> <p class="xx" style="text-align:start">Listen to podcast <a href="https://definingpersonalizedcare.vanderbilthealth.com/episode-2">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 16:12:53 +0000 roberjm7 151 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Beating Pandemic Fatigue and Looking to a More Hopeful Future https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/beating-pandemic-fatigue-and-looking-more-hopeful-future <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Beating Pandemic Fatigue and Looking to a More Hopeful Future</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/09/2020 - 00:21</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/150" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Beating Pandemic Fatigue and Looking to a More Hopeful Future"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">This year has induced an unprecedented amount of stress upon both our personal and professional lives. Though a COVID-19 vaccine looks promising for many people by the spring or summer, the winter doesn't look promising for much respite from the feelings of anxiety and exhaustion. The everyday stress coupled with the shorter, colder days and the surge of COVID-19 cases recently are enough to make us want to wave the white flag of surrender. </p> <p>Vanderbilt Health has a wealth of resources and coping strategies to help you, your employees and their families address the symptoms of burnout caused by pandemic fatigue. Here are a few ways you can lighten your load and look to the future with hope:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Step away from your computer and step into your athletic shoes. </strong>As gyms have closed or limited capacity, we’ve had to figure out ways to stay active with limited resources. MySouthernHealth offers a variety of <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/exercise-and-stress-relief/">at-home exercises</a> and <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/3-home-workouts-without-equipment-you-can-do-anywhere/">exercises you can do without equipment</a>. Exercise, even something as simple as <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/benefits-of-walking/">taking a walk</a>, is a great stress-reducer and self-care practice. And remember, don’t let the cold weather and darker evenings stop you: You can still <a href="https://www.vumc.org/pop-health/population-health-blog/4-ways-stay-active-and-creative-winter?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpGa016WmhNV1JpTkRSbCIsInQiOiJBelFSQkNnR1VUQXVyaFhZdmlwV2k2TTRKTEJrKzREeHFEWWt5ODZXMDJtQ1NONW5hZ1ppb25QZjNkZ1VXNGFVM2RMbEpRYnhabGtnY00wQ2xZZlZudz09In0%3D">remain active in the winter.</a></li> <li><strong>Set yourself up for success by establishing healthy habits.</strong> For many of us, the line between work and home is blurry, leading to unhealthy habits. Create a productive and healthy work environment with strategies for <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/beat-back-zoom-fatigue">beating Zoom fatigue</a>, <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/maximize-take-advantage-lunch-break/">taking advantage of your lunch break</a> and <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/5-ways-combat-pandemic-anxiety-your-employees">combating pandemic induced anxiety</a> in your professional life.</li> <li><strong>Give yourself grace.</strong> In such a bizarre time, it’s normal to experience feelings of stress and unrest. As those feelings come and go, it’s important to put your mental health first and address each feeling. MySouthernHealth offers various ways to <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/practice-self-care-times-uncertainty/">practice self-care during these uncertain times</a>. You can also help your <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/anxiety-children-2/">children with any anxiety</a> they might be experiencing and learn about the various ways to prioritize their <a href="https://www.vumc.org/pop-health/population-health-blog/prioritizing-your-childs-physical-and-mental-health">mental health</a>.</li> <li><strong>Listen to the experts.</strong> The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Interviews with leading behavioral health leaders such a <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/alliancebernstein-partners-vumc-psychologist-mental-health-podcast-series">VUMC psychologist</a> and <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/expert-qa-how-to-manage-stress/">a psychotherapist who works at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt</a> are available and give you valuable insight on how to best manage stress and beat burnout.</li> </ol> <p>This season is a marathon, not a sprint. Take the time to care for yourself and know that you are not alone in your feelings. Support your friends, family and coworkers and together we will come out of this time stronger than ever before. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:21:24 +0000 roberjm7 150 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com