‘Frugal innovations’ could help US rein in healthcare costs

Since the U.S. healthcare system still mainly operates under a fee-for-service model, adapting so-called frugal innovations from the rest of the world will be difficult, according to ...

Digital health has the potential to save $46 billion a year in health spending

New research determines that there are now 318,500 health-related consumer apps, yet most apps have been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times. Existing digital health products hold the ...

5 ways to save on health care if you don’t have insurance

If you’re not covered by health insurance or have a plan with a high deductible that makes regular medical care expensive, here are five affordable ways to find the care you need. TIP ...

Health Plans That Nudge Patients to Do the Right Thing

As health care costs rise, Americans are increasingly on the hook to pay more for their care. This trend is more than just annoying — asking consumers to pay more for everything deters ...

Can tech ease the pain of soaring drug costs?

The internet has transformed the way consumers buy everything from clothes and cars to food and movie tickets. Can the power of technology also disrupt how Americans purchase prescription ...

Predictive analytics seen as cost cutter by healthcare execs

A majority of executives in the healthcare industry think predictive analytics will save their organizations money, according to a new report from the Society of Actuaries. The organization ...

Does Medicare’s free annual wellness visit do any good?

The annual checkup is an almost distinctly American ritual. It’s the single most common reason we see our doctors, despite persistent controversy about it (these pro and con articles ...

8 ways to reduce health care costs

One goal of The Affordable Care Act was to encourage Americans to become better-informed health care consumers. The theory was, by paying more out-of-pocket for our care, we would shop ...

Startup Cures Medical Bills Of Errors So You Don’t Overpay

Even when you have insurance, a surprise medical bill can really hurt. Now a San Francisco-based startup is trying to ease the pain, by scanning bills for mistakes — and they are finding ...

I Tried to Revolutionize Health Care. Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Crack

When my company, Iodine, launched in 2013, we were part of an epidemic of startups seeking to change health care. There was great enthusiasm on the part of entrepreneurs and investors ...
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