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s+b’s coverage spans the entire range of topics that affect the healthcare industry, from payors and providers to the pharmaceutical industry and biotech. Articles include analyses of healthcare-reform initiatives, trends in medical benefits, and national healthcare costs, as well as specific topics such as health spending accounts, pharmacies, hospitals, and healthcare industry business models.


The Future of
Health Is More,
Better, Cheaper

New entrants and established players are racing to create the next generation of medical products and services.

How Engineering
Principles Can
Improve Healthcare

This four-part approach can help outpatient clinics treat more patients with the same facility and staff.

A Diagnosis for

Doctors and patients are starting to use digital tools to manage healthcare more efficiently, but the current environment remains disjointed.

How “Bundles” Are

A somewhat radical proposal: all-inclusive treatment for a specific condition or procedure, at a preset price.

Healthcare Shifts from à la Carte to Prix Fixe

A bundled approach to treatment offers higher quality, lower costs, and a better experience for patients.

s+b Trend Watch: Big Pharma’s Potential in Emerging Markets

Emerging economies are becoming the industry's best hope for growth.

Putting an I in Healthcare

The days of the disengaged health consumer are numbered. Consumerization will transform healthcare systems, involving individuals as never before in the management of their own care.

Best Business Books 2012: Healthcare

Beyond the Rhetoric of Reform

A Strategist’s Guide to Personalized Medicine

Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation are poised to change the prevailing business model of the industry — with dramatic effects on healthcare costs and practice.

IT and Healthcare: Evolving Together at the Cleveland Clinic

Martin Harris, MD, chief information officer of one of the world’s most innovative hospital systems, describes how medical IT helps providers engage consumers and cut costs.

The Faster New World of Healthcare

Regulatory reform and IT advances are accelerating the “clockspeed” in healthcare. To compete, insurers will need to focus on three key areas.

Five Steps toward a Revitalized Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Global drug companies are facing disruption. One powerful strategic response is to rethink their manufacturing and operations footprints.

Health Reform by the Numbers

By using data to target inefficiencies, leading healthcare systems are proving technology’s potential to revolutionize care delivery.
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