Healthcare costs continue to trend upward and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are increasing in popularity as a means of reducing associated premiums. The thought is that the higher cost-sharing requirements of HDHPs [...]
Would you order prescription drugs through Amazon? That is one of the questions Amazon is likely trying to answer as they decide whether or not to create a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), contract with an existing PBM, or [...]
On August 31, 2017, UNC Health Care announced a plan to merge with Carolinas HealthCare. This merger, if approved, would bring together the nation’s second largest healthcare system with a renowned, academic-based teaching hospital [...]
As 2016 comes to a close, predictions for 2017 being released. Pour a cup of eggnog (low-fat eggnog), and settle in for an overview of the top 10 health industry issues for 2017 released by PwC Health Research Institute.
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Unfortunately, in the normal consumer world, one often thinks that a coupon or discount card will save you money. But as we recently watched in the news, thanks to Mylan’s EpiPen price hikes, the solution of offering [...]
Chris Froome accomplished quite a feat this July, becoming Britain’s first three-time winner of the Tour de France. He was also the first Tour de France winner to defend his title in over twenty years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, HCW employees were embarking on [...]
What do endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease have in common? According to the Mayo Clinic, all of these diseases may have a link to oral health. Understanding the connection between oral health and diseases, [...]