Announcing our Friday Five: A New Blog Series

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February 10, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Friday Five! Each Friday, MAXIMUS will feature five interesting articles, insights, studies and more that have caught our attention over the past week. Today, the Friday Five explores tech’s impact on health care, celebrates the Company’s ranking in the GovTech 100 list and looks into the rise of “Gen H.”

1. Four Tech Trends in Health Care in 2017

Health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, service delivery and other health issues continue to evolve as President Trump’s administration takes shape. While many changes are set to take place, technology and health IT are geared up to have a huge impact on these issues and more. From big data solutions to telehealth, read more about Managed Healthcare Executive’s four important tech trends.

2. MAXIMUS Named to Government Technology’s ‘GovTech 100’

Government Technology magazine released its 2017 GovTech 100 – a list of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in and selling to state and local governments – and MAXIMUS was proud to be among the listed. Our commitment to providing conflict-free, innovative services allows us to enable citizens to successfully engage with government at all levels. In addition to service delivery – our area of expertise – these organizations are also active in administrative, intelligent infrastructure and civic tech focus areas. Click here for the full 100 list and here to learn more about MAXIMUS.

3. Map Out the Flu

This year’s flu season has been the worst in years. Whether you’re fending off a cold or fighting the flu, use Everyday Health’s flu map to learn more about influenza conditions in your area. Type in your zip code to see if flu risk in your county is mild, moderate or severe.

4. How to Be an Effective Advocate for Aging Parents

Caregivers of all types play an important role in family life, especially as loved ones grow older. Understanding wishes for care, helping to manage finances and ensuring high-quality treatment are just some of the struggles facing caregivers. Read more from AARP to learn about skills that can help you be an effective advocate for aging adults.

5. The rise of ‘Generation Health’

“Generation Health,” or Gen H, is on the move, as reported by TechCrunch. This new generation – leading the charge with chia seeds, poke bowls and other superfoods – could prompt a shift in health care, according to attendees at HyperWellBeing, a first “Wellness-as-a-Service” event. Key ideas include a shift in health care from sick care to “scientific wellness;” P4 medicine (predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory); and the “clinical study of one,” conducted by collecting thousands or millions of data points per person per year. Learn more!