Category Archives: Trends

Thoughts Around COVID-19: Linking Business & Healthcare

HR leaders need to coordinate on their P&Ps, best practices while collaborating with other executives around managing all risks. Vendors and healthcare supply chains serving the workplace need more collaboration as part of managing all risks related to this pandemic event.

Key Trends in Healthcare for 2020 and Beyond

Transparency has been elevated as consumerism marches forward in the face of steadily increasing healthcare costs

Separating Hype From Reality in KFF’s Reporting on Health Tech

Technology that will be used for health treatment is everywhere, and it’s pervasiveness and is, if anything, under-hyped. 

Insights Into Managing Health Benefits In This Era of Change

The healthcare marketplace is undergoing fast-paced changes fueled by political and regulatory events, medical, pharmaceutical and technology advancements, consumerism, and growing payer engagement in value-based reimbursement and contracting.

The Single Most Important Chart in US Health Care (rebooted)

Note that we did not say it’s the single most important chart in all of US health care spending. Because it’s more than that. The magnitude of the difference in health treatment spending that The Most Important Chart encompasses illustrates that the hodgepodge of services and products we lump together as “health care” are widely divergent […]

Trusts, Busting (Telehealth and Rx Blooming?)

Last week, the Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees released their annual financial forecasts, and media reports predictably led with their scariest interpretation of those forecasts: “Hospital fund set to run out by 2026” read one typical headline. The trustees have a long-established track record of, well, let’s call it “conservative” forecasting, and nothing […]