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How Pfizer Is Using Big Data To Power Patient Care

Not so long ago, nearly every encounter with a doctor started with a receptionist waving a clipboard and asking me to take a seat. When I got into my doctor’s office, we‘d discuss the results from the blood test I’d taken the week before, my history and what I remembered to tell him. He’d write …

Digital Health

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

The Question That Improves Leader Effectiveness

Most of us would like to be seen as highly effective at whatever job we have. Beyond that, as we continue in any line of work, we’d like to know that we are not just treading water, but that we’re moving upstream and actually getting better at our work.<p>There are strong forces, however, that …

Anthem Blue Cross' $38 Billion Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine

Joining the parade of health insurance companies leaving fee-for-service medicine in its wake, Anthem (ANTM) says it, too, will ramp up value-based payments to providers of medical care beyond the nearly $40 billion annual commitment it is already making.<p>The nation’s second-largest health insurer …