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BLUERUSH and Johns Hopkins Launch Managing Cancer at Work™

Fri, 29 May 2015


Toronto (Canada) May 29, 2015 –  Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center  along with BLUERUSH have created a unique program to create a more flexible and supportive work environment for employees fighting cancer. Managing Cancer at Work™, improves employee well-being and productivity, while mitigating escalating costs.

The program is currently being piloted at Johns Hopkins and Pitney Bowes (Stamford Connecticut). It will be sold as an employee benefit, targeting every North American company with over 100 employees. It will be available as a web-based platform, or with the option of a Johns Hopkins one-on-one nurse navigation service.

The Managing Cancer at Work Program offers:

Web based portal for employees

  • Web based portal for employees, with individualized tools on cancer screening, cancer prevention and early detection, managing work and a cancer diagnosis, and in-depth information to learn what to expect from treatment and survivorship
  • Support and education for those caring for a loved one with cancer while working
  • Johns Hopkins cancer nurse navigator to guide employees
  • An online cancer educational program developed by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center with links to community based support services for cancer patients

Web based portal and toolkit for supervisors and managers

  • Designed to create a supportive environment and to ensure a workplace that is compliant with the law and human resources policies and procedures
  • Resources on communicating with employees, flexible work arrangements and benefits

Managing Cancer at Work recently won two Internet Advertising Competition awards for Outstanding Website and Best Medical Online Video.

All Johns Hopkins employees received the program free of charge in their 2015 benefits package, and Johns Hopkins also is marketing the program. Pitney Bowes joined the pilot program in October 2014 and currently has 10,000 employees with access to the program in sites across the United States. “My goal is to connect all employees and managers with these experts. Employees are accessing the web-based information as well as connecting with the nurse navigator. The praise and ‘thank yous’ we’ve already gotten from employees who have connected with the nurse navigator prove that this is a high-value program,” says Mary Bradley, director of health-plan strategy at the Pitney Bowes offices in Shelton, Connecticut.

Click here to read the official announcement from BLUERUSH and Johns Hopkins Medicine’s press release.