FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

A Living Tribute to Integrative Health and Medicine Pioneer John Weeks

No one’s been more influential than John Weeks in advocating for integrative health and health creation as the standard of care. Download this stunning 68-page eBook and discover what John’s colleagues—the leading lights of integrative health and medicine—have to say about his incalculable contributions to the field.

Integrative Health and Medicine Pioneer John Weeks Honored at IRCIMH

A leading force of the integrative health and medicine movement during the past 30 years, John Weeks was presented with a surprise lifetime achievement living tribute on May 15th during the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) gala held in Miami.

Preventive Medicine as a Viable Financial Model

Prevention remains the only magic bullet ‘cure’ for most malignancies and chronic disease. It’s where we’re headed. The conundrum for providers lies in delivering the most effective services with sufficient profit margin.

America’s ‘Pain Epidemic’ and the Role of Integrative Medicine Providers and Payers

One of the nation’s largest medical organizations representing pain physicians is calling for significant changes in the way insurance companies provide coverage for pain treatment. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released a position paper at its annual meeting calling on insurance payers to provide adequate coverage for interdisciplinary pain care, including physical therapy, massage, yoga, acupuncture and other alternative therapies.

Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

Glenn Sabin and nutraceutical expert Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO attempt to break through the din and unremitting confusion sown by the media whir around dietary supplements, the industry that champions their use and public health in general.

The Impact of ‘Escape Fire’ and What Comes Next

In his excellent post, “Revisiting Escape Fire: The War to Rescue Our Health,” integrative health publisher and thought leader John Weeks questions the impact of this highly regarded documentary as a truly effective healthcare delivery game changer, and he appeals for a harder-hitting sequel to help finish the job. Glenn Sabin takes a closer look.

8 Steps to Negotiating Integrative Medicine within Institutional Settings

Glenn Sabin offers a practical approach to achieving corporate or institutional buy-in for integrative medicine clinical services and educational programs.

Integrative Medicine: Solution to Primary Care Crisis?

Special report by Glenn Sabin and Taylor Walsh examines the confluence of factors affecting primary care medicine—including volume-driven traditional care, concierge models, shrinking reimbursements and ACA’s non-discrimination clause—and the opportunity for integrative healthcare.

Of Course Preventive Medicine Will Save Money—But Not the Government’s Current Definition of the Intervention

So here we are. There’s roughly just shy of $10 billion dollars left in the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and according to top health economists, some of these so-called preventive services save lives and treasure, and others not so much. Now is the time to redefine what we call preventive medicine by combining the useful screenings and educational interventions that are proven to effectively save lives and money, and incorporate the basic tenets of integrative health and lifestyle medicine to promote health.

PCORI Includes ‘CAM’ in First Funding Announcement

Notably, the list of 25 initial PCORI awards includes two that are CAM or integrative health focused. One is Evaluation of a Patient-Centered Risk Stratification Method for Improving Primary Care for Back Pain. The second is led by University of Pittsburgh researcher Michael Schneider, DC, PhD: A Comparison of Non-Surgical Treatment Methods for Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

 
 
 

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