Articles Cannabinoid-based drug pipeline shows promise New treatment indications are under investigation for the use of cannabinoid-based drugs. In this issue Four member experience technologies your health plan should be using February 23, 2017 By Donna Marbury Technology experts predict that more health plans will take advantage of consumer engagement technologies in 2017. Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissions February 27, 2017 By Rachael Zimlich RN Paramedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Step up your social media: Learn from one health plan’s success February 28, 2017 By Tracey Walker Stephen Rioseco, of Horizon BCBSNJ, tells Managed Healthcare Executive how his health plan fully capitalizes on the power of social media for customer service. Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests March 02, 2017 By Karen Appold Biomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening. Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future March 06, 2017 By Tracey Walker Health plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health. New strategies for managing drug spend: RA, Cancer, Hep C March 04, 2017 The proliferation of specialty drugs has prompted new techniques for keeping costs in tow. CMS' new bundled payment program: 3 things to know March 05, 2017 By Aine Cryts CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) in 2016. Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointments February 16, 2017 By Karen Appold Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network. The future of United States healthcare March 11, 2017 By David Schmidt Creating a system where health outcomes are paramount is key. Here’s what stakeholders need to do. Top 10 healthcare wearables to watch March 10, 2017 By Donna Marbury Innovation in healthcare wearables continues to drive market growth.