Health execs: Advice I would give my younger self May 07, 2016By Aubrey WestgateLooking back on your career, what advice do you wish you had starting out? Here’s what our editorial advisory board said.
In this issue
What’s behind the drop in hospital-acquired conditions? April 26, 2016By Aine CrytsA report from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates positive momentum in efforts to combat hospital-acquired conditions, but experts say more can be done. Driving down heart disease costs: Tips for plans, providers April 25, 2016By Karen AppoldHeart disease takes a heavy toll on the healthcare system, but promising new treatments are emerging Top 3 cardiovascular patient compliance challenges April 27, 2016By Karen AppoldStaying compliant with a prescribed treatment regimen gives cardiovascular disease patients the best chance of improving their heart health and reducing future incidences of cardiac events. Here’s how to get patients on board. Impact of Medicare's expanded benzodiazepine coverageLike any medication, benzodiazepines should be used with caution. However, the tremendous expenditure for these medications—just a year after Medicare Part D extended its coverage to include them in 2012—has some wondering why so many of these drugs are being prescribed. M&A outlook for payers and providersA glimpse into the present and future of healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions Will wearables and healthcare ever sync? May 03, 2016By Donna MarburyThough technology companies are continuing to innovate in the wearable field, healthcare organizations are slow to adapt. Five strategies that drive higher value care May 05, 2016By Doug ChaetDoug Chaet, senior vice president, Provider Networks and Value-Based Solutions at Independence Blue Cross, shares five strategies that can help providers succeed in value-based reimbursement models. Pharma coupons: pros and cons May 04, 2016By Mari EdlinDrug coupons sound good on paper for both manufacturers who sell more products and for patients who pay less for a high-priced new product. But payers and pharmacy benefits managers are not impressed. Telemonitoring of heart failure patients reduces readmissions April 21, 2016By Tracey WalkerStudy demonstrates how new technology can drive higher value healthcare for heart failure patients. Cardiovascular drugs: Current spending, future outlook May 06, 2016By Tracey WalkerCardiovascular drugs are among the most widely used, since their indications are far reaching and address conditions that are prevalent among a large population. Policy vs. legal perspectives on healthcare price transparency April 05, 2016By Stuart M. GersonA recent Supreme Court decision shines the spotlight on the healthcare price transparency debate. Blue Shield of California CEO shares ACO success secrets May 07, 2016By Aubrey WestgateInsight from Paul Markovich, CEO, Blue Shield of California Seven wearable devices health execs should watch April 27, 2016By Donna MarburySome of the newest wearable devices on the market look very different than the wristbands that launched the industry just a few years ago.