Information Technology

December 19, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Another health insurer is investing in a digital differentiator, offering members access to telehealth and choices in using it.

December 10, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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.

December 5, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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.

December 4, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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.

November 24, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The Sunshine State's largest health insurer is betting on a well-branded telehealth service with a retail experience.

November 6, 2014 | Anthony Brino

More and more states are turning to all-payer claims databases to try to bring the ideas of transparency and shopping to reality.

November 3, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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.

October 28, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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.

October 27, 2014 | Anthony Brino

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. 

October 22, 2014 | Anthony Brino

An established but growing player in the health insurance technology space is looking to get big and serious.

October 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

As cardiovascular disease becomes a greater risk for both older and younger Americans, there may be new grounds for steering members away from traditional diagnostics.

October 16, 2014 | Ashley Rekem

Where time equals brain in preventing death, disability and millions of dollars in spending, insurers and providers have a huge opportunity to try an approach that can pay for itself.

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