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Health Statutory Boards Self Assessment Report

Health Statutory Boards Self Assessment Report

The Health Council has released its annual report on the performance of statutory boards that register health professionals to practice in Bermuda. The report is based on information provided by each board that oversees the various health professions. BHeC said, “The report notes improvements in how health professionals are registered, the level... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Patient Safety Video

Health Council Launches Patient Safety Video

Saying that they hope it helps to promote “Bermuda’s health system as a safe and trusted system delivering quality care, the Bermuda Health Council launched a video “explaining the importance of patient safety laws for Bermuda.”. Tawanna Wedderburn, CEO, states: “Bermuda has a phenomenal opportunity to enhance the quality of... Read more of this article

‘Increase In Employers Not Providing Insurance’

‘Increase In Employers Not Providing Insurance’

The Bermuda Health Council said they have noticed “an increase in employers who are not providing their employees with health insurance coverage” saying there are currently “46 non-compliant employers, affecting 261 employees and non-working spouses”. Ian Cameron, Compliance Officer, states: “The increase in non-compliant... Read more of this article

Health Council Gives Back To The Community

Health Council Gives Back To The Community

As part of an annual give back initiative, Bermuda Health Council employees volunteered their time cleaning Trunk Island with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and preparing meals for those in need with Meals on Wheels [MOW]. The Health Council team is usually found working on Bermuda’s health system, however this month, the Council joined the... Read more of this article

Health Minister Tables Patient Safety Legislation

Health Minister Tables Patient Safety Legislation

The Bermuda Health Council announced the tabling of Patient Safety Legislation by the Minister of Health and Seniors, saying it “seeks to strengthen quality and patient safety by bringing into effect Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, governing the regulation of healthcare businesses.” The Council said, “The Patient... Read more of this article

Column: Competent Healthcare At Fair Cost

Column: Competent Healthcare At Fair Cost

[Opinion column by Bermuda Health Council CEO Tawanna Wedderburn] As a passenger on a plane, you know the pilot is trained, the engines checked, and the flight path clear. As a customer in a restaurant you know the establishment has its liquor license, the food is prepared in a clean environment, and the chef is trained. As a member of the public, you... Read more of this article

Health Council S.A.F.E. Patient Care Campaign

Health Council S.A.F.E. Patient Care Campaign

The Bermuda Health Council announced its new S.A.F.E. Care campaign to educate the public about proposed legislation that they said “protects patients from avoidable harms.” “The Patient Safety Laws, which aim to ensure health services are provided in suitable facilities, by trained health professionals, who use safe medical equipment... Read more of this article

Bermuda Health Council To Host Town Hall

Bermuda Health Council To Host Town Hall

The Bermuda Health Council will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday [Aug 22] from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 41 Church Street. A spokesperson said, “The Health Council would like to invite the public to come and share their comments, questions and concerns about Bermuda’s Health system. Furthermore, the Health... Read more of this article

BHeC Release Latest Claim Regulations Report

BHeC Release Latest Claim Regulations Report

The Bermuda Health Council has released the Claims Regulations Report, which represents activity between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016. BHeC said, “Claims data shows that patients continue to have decreasing out-of-pocket expenses. “The enactment of the 2012 Health Insurance [Health Service Providers and Insurers] Claims Regulations... Read more of this article

Health Council Release 2015/16 Annual Report

Health Council Release 2015/16 Annual Report

In accordance with the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, the Health Council announced the release of its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015/16, which represents all operational activity between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016, inclusive. The announcement said, “The Health Council is committed to upholding standards in Bermuda as it regulates, coordinates... Read more of this article

Legislated Obligations: Employers To Employees

Legislated Obligations: Employers To Employees

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on 15th July 2016 in collaboration with the Bermuda Health Council, Department of Social Insurance [DOSI], the Pension Commission and the Health Insurance Department [HID] about the legislated obligations of employers to their employees. “The discussion includes an overview of employer responsibilities... Read more of this article

Legislation Aims To Strengthen Patient Protection

Legislation Aims To Strengthen Patient Protection

The Bermuda Health Council announced the tabling of legislation by the Minister of Health and Seniors, which they said “seeks to strengthen patient protection by bringing into effect Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, governing the regulation of healthcare businesses.” “Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act... Read more of this article

BHeC: Why Is My Health Insurance So High?

BHeC: Why Is My Health Insurance So High?

The Bermuda Health Council and Bernews have teamed-up to answer your questions about the island’s health care system. Visit www.bhec.bm to submit your queries and look for our response on Bernews. Answers supplied by: Dr. Ricky Brathwaite, Health EconomistQuestion: I saw the reports from the Minister of Health saying that health insurance premiums... Read more of this article