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The Corporate Insight Blog provides our clients with current and upcoming digital trends, news, and insights across financial services, higher education and healthcare industries on variety of digital topics including mobile finance, social media, online financial platforms, user experience best practices and other hot-button tech issues.

Jose Santana

Jose is an Analyst for Healthcare Monitor at Corporate Insight.

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Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and the Movement Economy

With the rise in fitness reward programs and blockchain technology, one startup aims to fuse the health and financial trends together, encouraging participants to earn cryptocurrency rewards just by walking. Offering a currency and platform of the same name, Sweatcoin positions itself as one of the first entrants in the movement economy to use open-source […]

Changing the Way Members View Costs and Shop for Healthcare Services

Over the past several years, we have seen the healthcare industry move toward providing more transparency with costs of services and lower-cost alternatives. Recently, three coverage group firms, BCBS of Illinois and BCBS of Massachusetts, added member-site resources empower—and sometimes even reward—members for researching the costs of healthcare services. BCBS of Illinois The BCBS of […]

UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Provider and Member Online Pharmacy Solutions

In the past year, we have seen health plans improving their member- and provider-facing online tools to help address high healthcare costs, inefficient processes and poor user experience. In line with this trend, UnitedHealthcare partnered with OptumRx to unveil PreCheck MyScript, a new online prescription tool for providers, as well as to release an updated […]

Health Plans Assist Victims of California Wildfires

In the wake of the recent natural disasters, many affected individuals are facing challenges in accessing healthcare services. With health issues and hardships arising from the devastation caused by the recent southern California and Los Angeles wildfires and preceding extreme weather, healthcare companies are filling the void by offering free services or setting up medical […]

The Evolution of Health and Wellness Programs

Health and wellness programs have been a part of the U.S. culture for decades. Throughout the years, studies have spurred new developments, technologies and approaches to managing lifestyle and health habits. At the outset, programs focused on diet and nutrition. Programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Slim-Fast first introduced notable concepts used […]

Reaction from Healthcare Monitor Firms on Trump Administration’s Defunded Cost-Sharing Subsidies

Four Healthcare Monitor coverage group firms issued public site statements following the recent executive order to eliminate health insurance cost-sharing reduction subsidies on October 12, 2017. The subsidies, which this year cost the federal government $7 billion, help lower copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes. Many experts speculate that this would prompt a […]
Topics: Healthcare

Undertaking the Medication Nonadherence Problem with Rewards and Incentives

According to a review conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine, medication nonadherence causes nearly 125,000 deaths, 10% of hospitalizations and between $100 and $289 billion in medical over-spending annually. To combat this, firms such as Humana and Mango Health are providing innovative solutions through gamification. Recent Humana Pharmacy app updates and feature enhancements as well […]
Topics: Healthcare

Three Firms Face the Opioid Epidemic Head On

The U.S. has an escalating public health crisis, with prescription opioid overdoses exceeding 59,000 in 2016 and rising. Healthcare organizations continue to implement strategy and practice interventions in an effort to combat opioid misuse and addiction, possibly pushing the Trump administration to announce the opioid addiction epidemic as a public health emergency, a declaration that […]
Topics: Healthcare

Corporate Insight at Fitbit Captivate 2017: Fitbit Unveils New Health and Wellness Benefits Program

Fitbit’s foray into the employer health and wellness landscape continues to expand with the launch of Fitbit Group Health. Like the Rally and Vitality programs, Fitbit Group Health aims to bring the digital experience into personalized fitness and wellness programs for employers, health plans and health systems. This new program will grow Fitbit’s already heavy […]
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