Friday Five – February 17, 2017

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February 17, 2017

Happy Friday! Today, our Friday Five series celebrates the Company’s ranking as one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies,” finds long-term care lessons in “Willy Wonka,” and explains why health care spending is projected to soar over the next decade.

1. MAXIMUS Ranked Among Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’

Fortune Magazine named MAXIMUS to its 2017 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” a survey of nearly 4,000 executives, analysts, directors and experts. Ranked eighth among industry technology services, MAXIMUS joins the likes of Accenture, IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton and more. We’re so thankful for this honor and for our exceptional employees – this wouldn’t be possible without them. Click here for the full list and here for the information technology services industry rankings.

2. Five Long-Term Care Lessons From ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

Lessons in long-term care comes from an unlikely source – a scene from ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ depicting Charlie’s four bed-ridden grandparents crammed into one bed. Forbes examines why most people end up needing long-term care services and who the most common caregiver tends to be.

3. MAXIMUS Federal General Manager Tom Romeo Named to 2017 ‘Wash100’ List

Tom Romeo, general manager of the U.S. Federal Services Segment at MAXIMUS, was announced as an inductee into the 2017 edition of ‘Wash100,’ an annual selection of influential leaders in government contracting put forth by Executive Mosaic. A MAXIMUS team member since 2011, Romeo has focused on digital technology and citizen service delivery leadership while overseeing all operations, business development and financial activities of the Company’s federal business. Congrats, Tom!

4. Why America’s Health Care Spending Is Projected to Soar Over the Next Decade

A recent study by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) found that national health expenditures are projected to increase 5.6 percent per year over the coming decade. What’s more, while the U.S. spent $3.4 trillion on health care in 2016, that number is expected to increase to $5.5 trillion by 2025. The Washington Post explores these and other trends in health and health care spending.

5. Health Care Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Connectivity is the name of the game in health care technology right now. TechCo breaks down new developments in health like data integration, personalized health care and other technologies that are gaining innovative traction in health IT.