The decisions facing patients, providers and CMS (given that much of this care is funded via Medicare) as to what constitutes desirable (and cost-effective?) health care at the end of life are enormously challenging. Such decisions are often fraught with concerns over balancing the sanctity of an individual’s life with the realities of tremendous amounts of money being spent on minuscule chances of recovery to at best a highly compromised state of living. As technologies have developed, the possibilities for sustaining life have increased substantially. But along with increases to longevity, there are often concerns over the quality of the last few weeks or months of life.
As you are looking ahead to the next academic year, so are our School of Business Administration faculty. You may not know that in general, SBA professors spend about three hours of time outside the classroom preparing for every hour we spend teaching inside the classroom. So, a typical 3-hour evening class needs at least [...]
Who’s reading this? Why are you reading this? Why am I writing this? When did blogs, Facebook, and Twittering (whatever that is) become a national obsession and past time? Why do we need to be in contact so much? Why do we need to share so little, so often? Why do we need to check [...]
Welcome to my new blog on issues of the economics of the health care industry. I’ll be covering a wide array of topics potentially relevant to health care managers, researchers and those interested in health care reform. With spending of more than $2.5 trillion in the U.S. healthcare industry, the importance of this sector in [...]
Hi, everyone. My name is Mary Ann McGrath, and I am a Professor of Marketing at Loyola University Chicago. This is the first edition of my blog, which is about Marketing in general, and specifics and the occasional curiosities of Consumer Behavior, which is my area of expertise. I have recently returned to the U.S. [...]
Check out this article in Crain’s Chicago Business. I’m a featured “digital dinosaur!” After you read this article, you’ll be shocked to learn that I actually own an iPad. And I’m blogging…and I LIKE IT!
My name is Al Gini, I’m a Professor of Business Ethics, and the Chair of the Management Department. I’ve been at Loyola for 41 years! I was a wunder kind, of course, I got my Ph.D. when I was 7! My point is, I’ve been around a long time, and I’ve got a couple of [...]