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Articles by Douglas Shuit

No Cures

October 1, 2004
Experts sorting through the respective health-care proposals being put up by Bush and Kerry say both plans would put a dent in the number of uninsured. Kerry wants to dramatically expand government’s role in providing insurance to the uninsured, primarily by expansion of the Medicaid program. Bush has been talking more about health savings accounts on the campaign trail. What both candidates agree on is that the paper-based health system in America needs a technology upgrade.
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A Few Years Late, Portals Gain Ground

September 3, 2004
Web portals stalled in the cooled-down economy, but there's been a surge in spending lately as human resources leaders see portals as key to managing their workforce. Employees also are driving portal growth. They expect their companies' sites to be as easy to use as Amazon and Yahoo.
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Magic For Sale

September 3, 2004
Top management at the Walt Disney Co., may be under intermittent fire, but its people programs steadily drive theme-park success. The company has packaged its workforce-management ideas under the Disney Institute brand and is happily disseminating them to corporations throughout the United States, including Chevron, BMW, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bank of America.
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Top Dollar The 10 Highest Paid Human Resources Leaders

June 1, 2004
The 10 highest-paid human resource leaders in U.S. public companies work in industries ranging from manufacturing to retail to advertising. Their multi-million dollar compensation packages show that workforce executives are indeed gaining elite corporate status--they are among the five highest-paid officers in their companies. But the profession still has a long way to go before it shares top billing with CEOs and CFOs.
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