Melissa Turner

Melissa Turner is the custom content editor for health care at SmartBrief. She edits science, medical and health care delivery newsletters and manages development of content marketing pieces for SmartBrief’s health care clients.

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What’s the most exciting innovation in health care today?

Average is not an option, author and founding editor of Fast Company Bill Taylor told health insurers gathered at the America’s Health Insurance Plans Ops/Tech Forum in Phoenix last month.

Today’s health insurance customer is many things, according to marketing pro Lindsay Resnick of KBM Group, but it’s possible to draw a few useful generalizations.

As stakeholders in health care work to build a system designed to prevent rather than treat disease, wellness programs and tools continue to be a major focus in the benefits industry.

As health insurers – and pretty much all other stakeholders in the rapidly evolving world of health care – work to build a more sustainable system, they are adapting lessons learned across a variety of industries.

Imagine a future where sensors embedded in the fabric of your clothing, a device in your pocket and a super-smart remote computer is all you need to keep on top of your health.

Veterinarian Lance S. Fox knew a good bit about climbing mountains even before he started his trek to Mount Everest, thanks to his time in veterinary school.

Innovation is badly needed to redesign our nation’s health care system, according to speakers on a panel at AHIP’s Institute 2013, and they argue it’s already happening.

It’s not every day that you get a peek at the heart of one of America’s most well-known physicians.