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Haven is launching 'Haven Healthcare'

November 6, 2019

Haventhe joint health care venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chasein 2020 will pilot two health plans on 30,000 JPMorgan employees in Arizona and Ohio, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

CMS wants states to experiment with wellness programs

October 2, 2019

CMS this week invited states to participate in a demonstration project that will allow them to implement wellness programs that require patients to meet specific health outcomes to receive rewards in their individual health insurance markets.

Do you screen for all 5 key social determinants of health? Few providers do, CMS finds.

September 23, 2019

Few hospitals and physician practices screen for all five of what CMS considers five key social determinants of health, according to a study published last week in JAMA Network Open.

Fortune's '40 under 40': The 19 health care trailblazers who made the list

July 17, 2019

Fortune last week released its "40 under 40" list of the most influential "entrepreneurs, leaders, and iconoclasts" under 40 years old, including 19 who are known for their contributions to the health care and wellness industries.

Do workplace wellness programs actually lower costs? No, according to a new study.

April 18, 2019

Participating in a workplace wellness program encourages employees to exercise and manage their weight, but does not result in better health outcomes or lower health care spending, according to a study published Tuesday.

The 10 healthiest communities in the US, according to US News

April 1, 2019

U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its Healthiest Communities Rankings, which list counties and county equivalents that score highly on 10 health-related criteria.

When your employer gives you a Fitbit, who owns the data?

February 26, 2019

An increasing number of employers are offering wearables like Fitbits or Apple Watches to their employees in an effort to help workers lead healthier lives, but some experts are raising concerns about how employees' health data could be used.

A major health insurer is giving out free Apple Watches. (But there's a catch.)

November 20, 2018

Eligible UnitedHealthcare members can now "walk off" the cost of an Apple Watch, giving members a pathway to getting a $300 version of the device for a fraction of the price, according to CNBC.

Workplace wellness programs don't work, a new study suggests. So why did past research show otherwise?

August 24, 2018

A unique study on workplace wellness programs suggests the programs might not actually improve employee health—contradicting past research, and exposing the dangers of relying on so-called "observational studies" to determine whether a treatment works, one expert says.

Weekly Line: It's important to talk about high-profile suicides. But we're doing it wrong, experts say.

June 8, 2018

Like the rest of the world, I was both saddened and shocked when news broke this week that fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and CNN storyteller Anthony Bourdain had both died by apparent suicides.
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