AARP Islas Vírgenes contribuye al Intercambio de Información de Salud

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español English Después de cuatro años de cooperación en todo el territorio, el Departamento de Salud de las Islas Vírgenes ha terminado su labor de organización y puesto en marcha una red de intercambio de información de salud – Health Information Exchange (HIE) que permitirá a todos los proveedores de salud en las Islas Vírgenes compartir con rapidez y de forma segura los registros médicos electrónicos. “Hace cuatro años,” declaró Denyce Singleton, directora estatal de AARP Islas Vírgenes, “AARP VI fue …

St. Thomas Retirees Advocate for Return of Inappropriately Withheld Retirement Contribution

Posted on 05/9/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Virgin Islands Government of the Virgin Islands retirees, also known on the island of St. Thomas as Government Retirees United for Fairness (GRUFF) saw their advocacy work pay off on March 17, 2014 when Governor John DeJongh signed Act 7585 into law. The retirees had organized themselves late in 2013 to develop a strategy to advocate for the return of a retirement contribution incorrectly withheld from a retroactive salary payment. In February 2014 the St. Thomas based group hired an attorney to …

Sharing Health Data Can Help in Emergency

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Virgin Islands Whether you live in the Virgin Islands or just vacation there, sharing information with doctors in the territory just got easier. The Virgin Islands has launched its health information exchange ahead of schedule. The secure electronic network allows doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other providers to share information if they have the patient’s consent. Sharing records electronically can avert duplicate testing and could save time in an emergency. AARP helped plan the program, which may prove especially useful to Virgin …

Loneliness, Does More than Just Make You Sad

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Virgin Islands Each of us has experienced the feeling of being alone at some time or another. However, loneliness is the prolonged state of feeling all the negative sensations that go along with the feeling of being persistently alone. Ironically, many people who feel loneliness aren’t actually alone. Instead even though they may be in a crowd, they have allowed themselves to develop the belief that they are social outcasts or losers and that’s why they feel alone. A recent six-year study …

Puntos importantes de la reunión de marzo de la junta de la Comisión de Servicios de Empleados del Gobierno – GESC (Seguro de Salud)

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español   English Con sólo tres meses de datos de los empleados del gobierno de Islas Vírgenes en sus libros, funcionarios de United Health Care ( UHC ) tuvieron una noticia sorprendente para los miembros de la Comisión de Servicios de los Empleados del Gobierno o Government Employees Service Commission ( GESC ) en su reunión mensual de marzo que se celebró en Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes. UHC se convirtió en el portador de seguro complementario en octubre del 2013 cuando …

Single-Payer Health Care System?

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Virgin Islands Lacking a health insurance marketplace, the U.S. Virgin Islands is considering a legislative proposal to create a single-payer health care system. Nearly 30 percent of Virgin Islanders are uninsured, putting local hospitals under financial strain and leading many individuals to forgo preventive care. The proposal calls for creating a $400 million VI HealthCare program to cover all residents. Proponents say it could be financed with a 5 percent retail sales tax, a 5 percent employee income tax and a 10 …