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August 2018

Drew Madden: Improving Healthcare through Electronic Medical Records

Drew Madden received his B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa College of Engineering. While there, he focused his studies on medical systems. In 2010, Madden began working with Nordic Consulting Partners and was their president from 2011-2016. He was able to grow the company substantially from 10 to 725 employees and from 3 to 150 partners. Currently, Madden is a managing partner for Evergreen Healthcare Partners. He is an entrepreneur in the field of healthcare and focuses his working on building teams, company culture, and partnerships with clients. He also has a passion for working with electronic medical records that help healthcare professionals do their jobs more efficiently.

Two corporate giants have recently been competing for market share in healthcare. While CVS purchased Aetna, Amazon got a hold of several patents that will enable them to sell equipment that is used in healthcare. This move could be the first of many for Amazon to start selling prescriptions. CVS, on the other hand, offers MinuteClinics and next day delivery for prescriptions. Getting into the insurance aspect of healthcare can really help how healthcare consumers look at the way they seek help for their everyday ailments.

With healthcare costs on the rise in the United States, patients may look at this option as quite viable. Currently, the US spends a lot more on healthcare than most countries while life expectancy has not increased. Patients are looking for cheaper choices in healthcare and electronic medical records, like the options Drew Madden is working on, may be able to save healthcare costs for both them and medical professionals.

Some ways hospitals can save money is through advanced planning. By working with patients to provide an easier way to fill out things like advanced directives, costs can go down. Electronic medical records can also be used to more efficiently treat patients during after care. They can also create health reports that are more understandable and easier to help with treatments. Staffing is also a huge issue in hospitals. With advanced technological software, they can more easily staff the hospital and handle logistics.

The Success Story of Dr. Shafik Sachedina of Sussex Healthcare

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a renowned philanthropist and career man who heads the Jamati Institutions’ department located in France. He is known and respected all-over the United Kingdom for his service to the Ismaili community.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Tanzania and later on, he moved to London to study dental surgery in the London University. He is now 67 years old and his good heart has seen him offer volunteer services at Jamati Institutions. It is worth noting that Jamati Institutions collaborates with Agha Khan Foundation. Agha Khan Foundation is a large non-profit organization advocating for the uplifting of the welfare of Ismail community members across the world. He is at the center of various Ismail community organizations as an active volunteer member.

As if that’s not enough, he is the chairman of United Kingdom’s leading network known as Sussex Healthcare. A lot can be said about his vision and strategies as he expanded the senior living network, Sussex Healthcare, to a 23 home network. The network specializes in giving support and specialized care to elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, profound and multiple learning disabilities, neurological issues among others. The homes are now more functional as Dr. Sachedina established a system where each house offers personalized care to each of the elderly occupants. Furthermore, they offer the inhabitants the freedom to engage in whatever they are interested in, not to mention the good care and the nutritious food they are being offered.

Shafik Sachedina chairs the Humanitarian Assistance International Committee called FOCUS. He is definitely a selfless man who has been in public service for over 30 years.

He acquired interests in entrepreneurship in health sector when he was young. Under his leadership, the Sussex Health Care has been equipped well and the staff taking care of the elderly and the deserving people are highly qualified. He believes in the best care that one can ever get. Sussex has been in operation for over three decades and has taken care of over 300,000 individuals and it is not going to stop any time soon.

Well, the story of Shafik Sachedina is a long and inspiring one. He has built his legacy and he has impacted lives positively. That is what matters the most.

Sustainability And GDP

Ecologically speaking, using natural resources to make items that we use for daily living is undoubtedly sustainable and smart. Flavio Maluf, a wood panel and door manufacturer in Brazil, owns Eucatex. The name comes from the fact that Mr. Flavio Maluf is using eucalyptus trees in production of all products. Sustainably harvesting parts of the eucalyptus tree is a way to coexist with nature and provide goods. This means that Flavio Maluf undoubtedly keeps an eye on agricultural Gross Domestic Product(GDP)numbers. Follow Flavio Maluf on Twitter.

There was a fall off in the first quarter of 2018, of 2.6%, but this is contributed, at least in part, to a truck driver demonstration and stall on deliveries. This happened in May, however, so the carry-forward effect will show in second-quarter GDP as well. The truckers strike affected the distribution of corn, sugar cane and coffee, just to name a few components of the GDP that were affected. On balance, there were some highlights in the GDP numbers as the tobacco and soybean harvests were strong in the first quarter.

Overall, however, last year’s GDP was high, so a fall off in the first quarter of 2018 was somewhat expected. GDP was very strong in the first quarter of 2017. The truckers strike caused a decrease in the price of diesel oil and a subsequent regulation of road freight. Agricultural producers lost out and were hurt by this strike as they were unable to move their products. Although farmers were hurt, as well as consumers, by the truckers strike, there was widespread support in the general population for the truckers who were seen as standing up for their rights.

Eucatex primarily manufactures wooden panels and paints using eucalyptus trees for materials. They also make laminate floors and doors. Located in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, Eucatex makes use of naturally occurring materials to power their business model. Coexisting with nature while creating a successful business has been the hallmark of Flavio Maluf’s career.