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The Ultimate Gift

One UPSer explains how his personal experience with organ and tissue donation turned into a professional passion.

My father was 67 when he passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest in 2009. He was healthy and had no apparent health issues so the news of his passing came as quite a shock to our family. We experienced many dark days grieving and struggling to make sense of it all … that is, until […]

Age Matters

By changing how we care for our elders, we can change the world for generations to come.

Most people today can expect to live into their 70s and beyond. According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, within the next 15 years, the world will have close to a billion people over the age of 65. People aged 65 and older will outnumber children under the age of 5 sometime before 2020. Our health and wellness lie […]

“Time for Business to Step Up”

World-changing forces threatening our people and our planet demand a strong and urgent response. The job is one uniquely suited to business.

As valuable as different perspectives are in any meaningful discussion, there has never been a greater need to see the world through a common lens. That’s because we have never been subject to more world-changing forces coming at us from more directions and at greater speed. Everything from connecting technology to diminishing resources, from diverging […]

Healthcare’s Internet of Things

Can connected technologies help care for people everywhere?

The world is on the cusp of a transformation in which data, devices, and applications will connect patients and caregivers seamlessly and securely. This transformation will empower people to maintain their health and manage chronic illness through continuous, unobtrusive monitoring. It will increase efficiency across the care continuum and enable the collection and integration of […]

Healthcare’s Fountain of Youth

The medical revolution is creating the prospect of much longer-- and healthier --lives. But achieving the full benefits requires better logistics.

Undeniably, aging populations, chronic diseases and ongoing constraints on public finances are presenting significant challenges to healthcare systems in Europe. The European Steering Group (ESG) on sustainable healthcare recently noted that to achieve sustainability of healthcare systems, a fundamental transformation is needed “from acute care to chronic care, from hospital dependency to integrated care across […]