Employer

How should we measure success for wellness programs?

Written by Anita Nair-Hartman | Analytics, Employer

A long-term view of wellness challenges all of us to think more broadly, beyond physical health to financial and mental health, too. It’s time to evolve how we measure impact ...read more


How to tackle five common employer benefits challenges

Written by Watson Health | Data, Employer

While managing and providing adequate health benefits is important for employers, it can also be one of the biggest investments. Developing a strategy that is both impactful and cost-effective is a balancing act. ...read more


How to drive smarter benefits programs

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Employer

Human resource (HR) professionals are often tasked with finding out how to deliver smarter benefits programs. ...read more


Healthcare consumers ask: How much will this cost me?

Written by Bobbi Coluni | Analytics, Employer, Health plan

Providers, health plans, employers and government are all part of the price transparency equation. ...read more


Research brief: Hospital-acquired conditions lead to avoidable cost and excess deaths

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Employer, Provider

It is critical that healthcare providers continue to rigorously track and report these conditions so clinical performance can be measured against hard data to chart improvement over time. ...read more


When do outcomes-based contracts make sense? The payer perspective

Written by Watson Health | Data, Employer, Health plan...

In this opinion brief, Truven Health shares the US payer perspective on outcomes-based contracts — what it will take to make these innovative contracts meaningful, sustainable and scalable. ...read more


How cognitive computing can help predict diabetes risk

Written by Peter Bouman, PhD | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Data...

What if there were a way for analytics to predict which patients are at higher risk of developing diabetes that could help physicians possibly intervene to prevent it? ...read more