The UK’s National Health Service uses data to seek better patient outcomes while maximising efficiency. By Rebecca McCaffry One hundred years after the founding of CIMA as the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants, the principles and practices used by cost accounting professionals at the UK’s National Health Service are very similar to those used… Read More Bringing value to healthcare using cost accounting
By Lisa van de Geyn Turns out it’s good for a few things. If you learn to control it, stress can be a boon, not a burden. It’s tax season but for Gwyneth James, it might as well be Christmas. Her small but busy firm, Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants in Peterborough, Ont., is abuzz… Read More Stress: what is it good for?
By Susan Lunt Growing at an exceptional rate, China’s pharmaceutical market is poised to overtake Japan to become the world’s second largest. CPAs in the industry should be prepared to embrace change and boost their sector knowledge, writes Susie Lunt. With an old-age ratio anticipated to reach 28.7 percent by 2035, China’s rising elderly population… Read More Pharmaceutical as a key growth engine for China
By Jennifer Black The more you sit the fatter you get. So stand up, wander around, and read on. Sitting at your desk all day will make you fat. And frail. That’s the frightening warning from a former chartered accountant turned personal trainer who’s passionate about encouraging people to train to get better at life,… Read More Take a stand at the office
By Tiffany Boesch According to the National Cancer Registry, one in every 33 women in South Africa is at risk of contracting breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With October being breast cancer awareness month, this serves as a timely reminder of how important it is for women to plan financially to ensure… Read More Women should be planning their own financial security
By Nicki Creswell Accountants need to look after their mental well-being too — here’s a few tips. Read more: http://economia.icaew.com/opinion/march-2015/looking-after-your-mental-health Nicki Creswell is a well-being training coordinator at Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association at ICAEW. This article was originally published in the March 2015 issue of Economia.