The Consumer Partnership for eHealth said the roadmap “can help make health information technology the engine of successful reform that it can and should be,” said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness.
"This is fantastic news for workers, families and our economy," Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
“There may be no truer test of a health-care system than how it supports persons with advanced illness or at the end of life and the loved ones who care for them. In that regard, most would agree that our health-care system struggles and often fails," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, and Beverley H. Johnson, president of the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care.
“Partnering with patients and their families can lead to improvements in patient safety and quality, better patient experience and satisfaction, healthcare workforce satisfaction and retention, better health outcomes, and lower healthcare costs,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a statement.
Guaranteed paid leave reinforces “the idea of caregiving and taking care of oneself as a value and a norm, standardized across gender,” Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, added.
“When families can't afford the basics, local businesses lose sales,“ said Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
2013 marked significant growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, as well as some key changes that could affect the future of the program.
"There are a number of reports that have come out about wage theft, which is depriving workers of overtime pay," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.
"Expansion of the District's law on paid sick days to include bar and restaurant workers...is badly needed. It is unfortunate that opponents are trotting out the same baseless, discredited arguments they used five years ago to try to block progress."
A post-election survey for National Partnership for Women & Families found that 96 percent of self-described Democrats, 87 percent of Independents, and 73 percent of Republicans believe it is important for Congress to consider new laws including paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance.
In 2006, San Francisco became the first city to required companies to provide paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Only 19% of low-wage workers have access to paid sick days, and adults without sick leave are 1.5 times more likely to go to work sick, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.
The health advantages of sick days Washington Post ... for paid sick days would not stop the flu, but it would mean that more people could stay home when they get it. It should be a high priority for Congress.
The National Partnership for Women & Families just released an exit poll showing that three-quarters of voters struggle to meet both work and family responsibilities. Nearly four in ten said it's a hardship "all the time" or "very often"—shockingly high.
The Atlantic Why Paid Leave Could Pass in Obama's Second Term: Americans Want It The Atlantic ... new Congress and the president consider laws that help secure working families, such as paid family leave and paid sick days, according to an exit ...
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