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These 7 startups want to disrupt health care. But are they actually any good?

May 8, 2019


Startups throughout the health care industry are threatening to disrupt the traditional landscape, so to get an idea of which ones live up to the hype, Business Insider reporter Lydia Ramsey tried seven health startups and shared what she learned.

That gym selfie could affect your life insurance costs. Could health insurance be next?

May 3, 2019


We've all seen the social media photos of a friend post-workout—or the increasingly common "food selfie" in which a friend poses with their latest, conspicuously healthy meal. It turns out those Instagram gym stars and health foodies might one day see benefits beyond the ego boost of a few "likes": They could wind up paying less for life insurance. 

Facebook, for the first time, will allow anonymous posting in health support groups

May 2, 2019


Following privacy criticisms, Facebook on Tuesday announced that it will create a new community of health support groups that will allow users to post questions anonymously.

The 10 biggest innovators in health care, according to Fast Company

April 26, 2019


Fast Company has released its 2019 edition of "the World's Most Innovative Companies" list, which recognizes dozens of health care organizations—including health systems, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech innovators.

Why more health systems are eyeing venture capital

April 26, 2019


Hospitals traditionally have looked internally to develop new technologies, but now, a growing number of nonprofit and academic hospitals are using venture capital as a way to try new technologies.

Humana will pilot a lower-cost insurance plan with virtual primary care

April 26, 2019


Humana on Wednesday announced it is piloting a first-of-its-kind health plan that offers members primary care primarily through telehealth services.

CMS just dropped its proposed rule for Medicare inpatient payments. Here's what's inside.

April 24, 2019


CMS on Tuesday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for fiscal year 2020, which would address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technology and therapies.

How are hospitals actually using their EHRs? See the answer, charted.

April 23, 2019


The vast majority of U.S. hospitals use electronic health record (EHR) systems, but exactly how hospitals use their EHRs varies, according to a report released this month by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

The 19 health care 'unicorns' worth at least $1B

April 22, 2019


So-called "unicorns"—startup companies valued at $1 billion or more—were rare when venture capital investor Aileen Lee coined the term in 2013, but now, CB Insights' database tracks 326 such companies, including 19 working in the U.S. health care industry.

CMS proposes payment increases for SNFs, hospice facilities for FY 2020

April 22, 2019


CMS on Friday released proposed rules that would increase fiscal year (FY) 2020 Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities by 2.5%, or $887 million, and hospice facilities by 2.7%, or $540 million, when compared with FY 2019.

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