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With an Anthem-Cigna merger, IT departments will be working overtime

Now that Anthem and Cigna have announced their merger deal, industry experts believe both insurers' IT departments will be working overtime as their budgets and size increase,  Insurance Networking News  reports.

Insurers: Create compelling strategies to motivate consumers to use wearable devices

As insurers increasingly promote wearable devices like FitBit in wellness programs and other initiatives, three University of Pennsylvania medical professors warn that they don't actually lead to behavior change--unless people who actually need the devices wear them consistently and use them correctly, according to a recent editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Humana CEO: Personal devices will have big impact on healthcare

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard believes that personal devices in the home to monitor and track vital signs are "going to have the biggest impact" on the healthcare industry.

3 steps to healthcare payment reform

In order to achieve payment reform, the healthcare industry must take several key steps, says Alan Weil, editor-in-chief of  Health Affairs. H e recommends that the healthcare industry let leaders lead, think small and focus on the journey, not the destination.   Here are some highlights from three of the five steps Weil outlines in his post.

Invest in IT to ensure post-reform change

The health insurance industry is evolving as insurers move toward more incentive-based payments and sell plans on the health insurance exchanges. But the progress is slow-moving because insurers are...

Humana CIO Brian LeClaire on health IT must-haves

By Alicia Caramenico With the healthcare analytics market projected to be worth more than $21 billion by 2020, it's no surprise data analytics is a priority for Brian LeClaire, (pictured right)...

Aetna creates new unit for health management, IT services

Aetna has created a new business division dedicated to health and technology that brings together all of the health management and information technology companies it has acquired in recent years.

Blue Shield teams with billionaire to boost ACO technology

Blue Shield of California wants to make its successful accountable care organization program even "bigger, faster and stronger." Having already addressed the affordability aspect that...

ICD-10 is launching pad for modern technology

ICD-10 is a topic rarely discussed in the virtual hallways of the health insurance industry. News is floated out into the ether, but not much chatter results. Providers and vendors discuss the topic...

Independence Blue Cross offers $150K for wellness IT ideas

Independence Blue Cross (IBX) is recruiting new and innovative ideas from the public for developing health IT programs that encourage healthy behavior and will pay $150,000 for the winning idea.