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Returning to the workplace safely: Lessons from cross-industry leaders

July 2, 2020

This article originally appeared on cprcovid-19.com.

Authors: Betsy Ziegler, Steven Collens and Haven Allen

As Chicago entered Phase 3 on June 3rd, many businesses started to resume on-site operations, joining those considered essential who have operated at partial- to-full-capacity over the course of the pandemic. Work environments vary widely — both internally (e.g., plant operations and of…

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Headspace's Dr. Megan Jones Bell talks science and social responsibility in digital mental health

June 25, 2020

After spending 10 years studying meditation in Buddhist centers of learning across Asia, Andy Puddicombe founded Headspace in 2010 with the goal of improving the health and happiness of the world by making meditation accessible to everyone. With their science-first approach and the wellness movement on their side, Headspace has become a household name and leading app in the mindfulness and ment…

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Evive’s Prashant Srivastava shares tips for growing a business during a recession

May 22, 2020

In 2007, Prashant Srivastava and Peter Saravis founded healthcare IT company Evive. Less than one year later, the economy went into a free fall, and Prashant and Peter found themselves trying to survive as a young startup during a major recession.

Despite those early challenges, today, Evive is a leader in the benefits navigation space: The company, which uses predictive analytics and behavior…

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Six dimensions to a successful digital workplace and positive employee experience

May 20, 2020

Across nearly all sectors of business, companies large and small have had to quickly adapt to support a newly remote workforce.

Though this shift was initially perceived to be temporary, recent Gartner surveys show that the changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic are fundamentally altering the way companies view remote work: 41 percent of employees reported that they will likely work remotely …

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The hospital of the future: Sheba Medical Center shares innovation focus during COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Over the last few weeks, we have hosted private roundtables for a number of health systems around the country. Eyal Zimilchman, deputy director, chief medical officer and chief innovation officer of Sheba Medical Center, joined us for a recent conversation.

Sheba is the largest hospital in Israel and has been named one of the top 10 hospitals in the world. Based on his presentation of their re…

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