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 ...

How the Gig Economy Can Help Solve America’s Growing Health Care Problems

In the age of the digital revolution, no industry is immune to disruption. And the growing ranks participating in the gig economy include lots of in-demand talent that offers specialized ...

Large employers reduce healthcare costs up to 15% with high-touch, high-tech advocacy – study

According to a multi-year analysis conducted by Accolade, Inc., large, self-funded employers that disrupt traditional approaches to employee health benefits are achieving significant ...

11 ways to save money on medical expenses

My health insurance plan jumped 24 percent this fall and dropped in quality of coverage. I’m not alone. Rising health insurance costs across the nation have many people worried. A ...
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