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UnitedHealth debuts wellness program tied to fitness trackers

A new initiative from UnitedHealthcare seeks to combine a wearble fitness device, an app and a wellness program to help employers and employees save on healthcare costs.  

Aetna's Gary Loveman: Healthcare can learn a lot from hospitality/casino industry

Individuals working in the healthcare industry could learn a lot from the hospitality/gaming industry, according to Aetna Vice President of Consumer Health & Sciences Gary Loveman.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Technology a 'lens through which we can see our communities' health'

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell discussed the agency's latest data sharing effort while also revealing information on a forthcoming cybersecurity task force during Monday's opening keynote session at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Las Vegas.

HIMSS16: Healthcare innovation a hot topic at conference sessions, exhibits and events

A bevy of sessions at this year's HIMSS convention in Las Vegas offer a glimpse into how the healthcare industry defines innovation and what health IT leaders are doing to foster it.

3 ways payers can adapt to meet consumer expectations

With consumerism now a game-changing reality in the healthcare industry, payers must align their business strategies to focus on their customers as both members and patients, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.

How big data can hurt healthcare

Big data must be coupled with rigorous observational methods to prevent grave errors in assumptions, according to an article published at the  American Journal of Managed Care.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Mount Sinai among top innovative companies

Though the healthcare industry is often seen as slow to adopt new technologies and reinvent itself, some major organizations are listed alongside names such as Uber, Apple and Buzzfeed in  Fast Company 's Most Innovative Companies of 2016.

Economists question sustainability of a single-payer health system

The debate surrounding the possibility of a single-payer system still rages in the economic world, as the cost of Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders' proposed universal healthcare has now been outlined.

IBM to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B to bolster Watson Health

IBM aims to improve the capabilities of its Watson Health system by acquiring Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Truven Health Analytics.

CMS, AHIP release new quality measures for physicians

The healthcare industry's move to value-based care has so far been long on ambition and short on detail. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and America's Health Insurance Plans have finally begun to flesh out some of those details by unveiling the first sets of core measures for quality care.