An innovative extended internship allows Berkeley graduate students to gain deeper experience in biotech by working on longer, more robust projects. Students transition between full-time and part-time internships over the year, blending the internship work with academic courses on campus.
Team Meerkats, Cindie Wu (MBA MPH '19, Muriel LaMois (MPH ‘19), Emily Polk (MPH ‘19) and Elana Congress (MBA ‘19),created an app called Plan Picker at Mad*Pow’s Financial Experience Design Conference (link is external)on October 25, 2018. Plan Picker is designed to empower employees to select the most appropriate health plan based on their needs and preferences. Employees complete a questionnaire about medical use, financial assets, and risk tolerance; this information directs employees to the plan that best fits their health and financial needs. Plan Picker also screens users for Medicaid eligibility. Post-enrollment support features within the app include a deductible calculator, a prescription drug price checker, and a doctor visit co-pay estimator. Educational videos explain key healthcare terms, explain how to use an HSA, and introduce users to “employees like you” and the decision-making processes that they went through to help guide plan selection.
BCHT hosts delegation of 15 young health care leaders from Germany
In October, BCHT hosted a delegation of 15 young health care leaders from Germany, in collaboration with the German Managed Care Association. The group visited the Integrated Healthcare Association, Apple Health, Verily, Genentech, Highland Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, the Pacific Business Group on Health, and many others.