A startup health insurer trying to capitalize on digital services and simplicity is now offering members wearable devices and incentives for activity, another step in its bid to disrupt health insurance.
With many health information exchanges showing mixed success, the impetus to start digital patient data sharing is increasingly falling on payers. Some of Colorado's largest insurers are heeding the call.
Payers are cashing in on the mobile craze with apps to attract and ideally better serve customers. That can be a fraught pursuit, opening insurers to scrutiny and raising questions about the very experience they're trying to offer.
All HIPAA-covered health organizations, and especially insurers, have been handed a small victory in the war of administrative simplification, as federal regulators once again back off a policy change long in the making.
UnitedHealth continued its shopping spree on Tuesday with Optum, the group's technology and services subsidiary, agreeing to pay $600 million to acquire Alere Inc.'s condition management and wellness subsidiaries.
Many years ago, there was a saying in American politics to describe an important bellwether state: "As Maine goes, so goes the nation." Today the state is still an important indicator, especially in healthcare.