Opinion

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

Wellness is Dead — Part II

US Employers have historically provided health care insurance for one main reason: It is a tax-free benefit that is powerful in retaining employees. This is expected to change as the Affordable Care Act supplies cheaper and more personalized options. The … Continue reading

Wellness is Dead – Part I

“Wellness is dead, and it doesn’t matter if I believe that or not, but the pervasive perception is that wellness is not effective. Many companies have put in lots of money into programs for which they haven’t been able to … Continue reading

Smart Apps For Your Post Holiday Fitness Routine

For most people, finding the time, money, and motivation to lose weight is often a struggle. After a busy day, it’s just easier to order a pizza and watch a movie instead of cooking a healthy dinner or going out for a jog. This cycle can be … Continue reading

Incentivized Health Care Programs Driving Behavioral change

Rewards play a critical role in driving behavior within virtually every consumer-focused industry. Restaurants, airlines, credit cards, grocery store chains, pharmacies and retailers of all kinds pour multiple billions of dollars into loyalty programs every year, and consumers’ wallets are … Continue reading

5 Ways to Engage Patients in Digital Health: Part II

On a cold January afternoon, we stood shoulder to shoulder in the square like interlocking pieces of a puzzle, leaving no space for attacking police forces to infiltrate between us, as we chanted for the ousting of Egypt’s standing President … Continue reading

Evolving patient rights in the research and delivery of health care

Just a few years ago, even though “patient engagement” was the watchword of health care reform and patient access to records (as promoted by organizations like OpenNotes) was considered a nice thing for providers to do, I sensed that people … Continue reading

Can Google predict when you want to see your Doctor?

Can Google help us to understand what patients are in need of when they search online for health information? Apparently! We already know that 66% of American web users search online for information about specific diseases or medical problems, and … Continue reading

Solving the Health Puzzle: Can Wearables Actually Disrupt the Health Industry

With consumers showing more interest in tracking everything from sleep patterns to blood pressure, it’s no surprise that wearables are gaining the lion’s share of attention in the digital health space. Even employers are providing wearables to staff as part of … Continue reading

The Clintons: Like Mother, Like Daughter

By Kim Krueger & Sophie Park Sports commercial aficionados will know the one: a booming Morgan Freeman-esque voice over frames sports greatness with the metaphor of “lightning striking twice”. The Manning brothers, the Williams sisters…I’m sure the list goes on, … Continue reading