health care


23andMe believes genetics are the future of health

Jul 6, 2015
CEO Anne Wojcicki wants to improve drug therapies by using DNA data.
Posted In: health care, genetics, studies
Blue Shield of California lost its nonprofit tax-exempt status in 2014.

How some health insurers ended up as nonprofits

Jul 6, 2015
Back in the 1920s, firms began to be organized around a social welfare mission.
Posted In: health care, audit, health insurance, tax exempt

Aetna announces deal to buy Humana

Jul 3, 2015
The purchase price is $37 billion, creating the largest merger between two health care companies.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, health care

Bridging a political divide, hoping to make a profit

Jun 24, 2015
The health care world waits for a decision from the Supreme Court.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act

Personalizing medicine with tailored social services

Jun 24, 2015
Interventions that head off medical costs can be deceptively simple.
Posted In: intervention, health care, caring for the 5/50s
Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s

The new math in healthcare: make money by saving money

Jun 22, 2015
The idea: lower medical costs a lot by spending a little more on social services.
Posted In: diabetes, obesity, health care, caring for the 5/50s

Insurers grapple with keeping premiums stable

Jun 2, 2015
To keep prices even, businesses must be good at managing costs.
Posted In: insurance, health care, premium

Keeping mental health patients stable and out of jail

Jun 2, 2015
Support teams are doing so by helping with substance abuse.
Posted In: mental illness, criminal justice, health care
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care