Week of November 16, 2017
Can a move to a six hour workday increase productivity and the happiness quotient of employees and their families and at the same time increase productivity and company profits?

The Changing Needs of Millennials:  New Implications for the Travel Industry

Business travel, loyalty programs, food and beverage consumption, and travel marketing content are already feeling the impact.

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Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

It was only a matter of time before the big brands started rolling this smart-room technology. But what will be even more interesting is seeing which brand's approach works better in a hospitality setting, and is more appealing not only to guests but to hotel owners, too.

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TripAdvisor Icon Will Identify Hotels Where Sexual Assault Occurred

Responding to what one travel expert categorized as "a wake-up call," TripAdvisor has begun placing symbols next to hotels and resorts that have been identified as locations of sexual assault and other major concerns.

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A Look at Luxury Amenities in the Hospitality Industry

As guests flip through magazines or search on the internet, they may feel overwhelmed by the options for their stay. Many hotels increasingly offer luxury amenities that guests have come to expect as standard.

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5 Things to Know About Alex Azar, Trump's Pick for HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday he selected Alex Azar to fill the post of HHS secretary ... Mr. Azar "will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices," according to President Trump.

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Hospital-Employed Physicians Drain Medicare

Healthcare costs for four common procedures are rising as hospitals and health systems employ more physicians, according to a new study. 

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How to Reduce Primary Care Doctors' Workloads While Improving Care

While some aspects of care clearly require doctor and patient to be in the same place at the same time, many demonstrably don't. 

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Hospital Groups Sue HHS Over 340B Payment Cuts

Three hospital groups and several individual hospitals have filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent billions in cuts to the 340B drug discount program.

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Insurers:  Addictions Should Bet Treated with Same Urgency as Cancer

Leaders from 16 of the nation's largest health insurers on Wednesday signed a letter endorsing evidence-based national standards for addiction treatment, stating that addiction deserves to be treated with the same urgency and respect as cancer and diabetes, according to a report from NJ Spotlight.

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10 Ways Employees Can Make Themselves Ineligible for HSA Contributions

Disqualification is a concern for athletes in many competitions, before (a false start), during (a soccer red card), and after (a failed drug test) the event.  The same holds true for eligibility for health savings accounts (HSAs). Disqualification is an ongoing concern.

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Guidance on Stopping Harassment without Violating the NLRB Is on the Way

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is working with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to address what some say is a conflict between an employer's responsibility to protect workers from harassment and the requirement that it refrain from interfering with workers' rights.

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Think Like a Startup:  4 New Employee Benefits to Attract and Retain Talent

If you want to attract and retain top talent at your company, you need to think like a startup.

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Why Intellectually-Stimulating Work Is More Powerful Than Wages and How to Provide It

In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work.

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