- Special coverage for data attacks is not enough — companies must also beef up internal protections and oversight.
- Gernot Wagner, an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund, believes business will push for policy change.September 10, 2012 by Rob Norton
- As nations seek to expand services more cost-effectively, the stakeholders who pay the bills and provide the care must collaborate.
- Health insurers are reaching beyond national borders for more effective medical management strategies.
- Regina E. Herzlinger, author of Who Killed Health Care? America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem — and the Consumer-Driven Cure, introduces a passage on how businesses can lower healthcare costs and improve employee health from The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same, by John Torinus Jr.October 29, 2010
- As reform legislation makes the U.S. healthcare industry more consumer-centric, companies will need to change their business models and add new capabilities.
- The Obama administration’s focus on digital patient records to minimize medical errors and improve efficiency has promise, but will face significant obstacles.August 18, 2009 by William J. Holstein
- A recent study finds no evidence that pay-for-performance improves a patient’s overall care.August 13, 2009
- Extending supply chains to low-cost nations may make economic sense, but disruptions from natural catastrophes can drown the gains.July 22, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- No single authority can prepare for or respond to major disasters as effectively as a megacommunity can.
- How health care and financial services can converge to revolutionize employee benefits.
- Eight books about the health-care system diagnose its problems and offer solutions.
- A robust retail market is emerging from the ashes of the current health-care system.
- August 28, 2006
- Treating patients like customers is not only good medicine; it’s good business.February 28, 2006 by Joe Flower
- A nationwide cancer information network could use cross-boundary knowledge to promote a broader base of breakthroughs.
- A central medical records database could yield economic and social benefits. However, the network will only succeed if it is designed for all healthcare system stakeholders.June 15, 2005
- After twenty rocky years, employers, physicians, patients, and politicians are growing more and more frustrated with managed care, and are supporting a new consumer-driven system. The goal is to temper rising costs and improve service quality by giving consumers better information and greater control over how they spend their health-care dollars. Defined-contribution plans won’t replace managed care plans, but they will be the next dominant form.May 5, 2003
- Medical mistakes kill almost 100,000 Americans each year and cost the country as much as $29 billion annually. The right prescription could be a nationwide information system modeled on the FDA’s adverse drug reaction network.
- The customer may always be right, according to the old adage. But here is a not-so-old adage that is just as true: The customer may not always be profitable. That's why more companies are starting to take a harder look to determine which customers are worth serving and which should take their business elsewhere. The notion of eliminating customers may seem counterintuitive but in many industries analyzing customer behavior, and responding with strategies to make them as profitable as possible, is essential to long term success.December 4, 2002
- Drug companies believe they’ll reap billions taking prescription medicines “over the counter.” But the strategy is no substitute for real innovation.
- Straightforward planning makes business continuity less of a mystery and management burden, and more of a strategic priority and opportunity.
- November 13, 2001 - National Press Club, Washington, DCDecember 13, 2001
- Isolated bare-bones sites have put insurers behind their competitors on the Web. To catch up and attract customers, insurers need to add features, secure screen space on high-traffic sites, and connect to offline channels.
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