Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Collaborative care model improves blood pressure control



A collaborative model that included a primary care physician and a pharmacist led to better blood pressure control among minority patients when compared with a control group, according to a study in t… Read More

Humana subsidiaries help providers transition to new care models


  • Health Data Management

Humana is launching two companies, Transcend and Transcend Insights, offering health care providers the care coordination, information technology and other resources they need to phase out fee-for-ser… Read More

Rare diseases offer opportunities to drugmakers


  • Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) (free content), The

As patents expire on mass-market drugs, pharmaceutical companies around the world are turning to treatments for rare diseases. In 2014, the FDA approved 17 rare-disease drugs, and another 450 are in d… Read More

Employee engagement is important in wellness plan design


  • Employee Benefit News

Salveo Partners founding partner Dr. Jon Robison calls the concept of punishing people for not participating in a wellness program "an abomination" and says the real problem is employee engagement, wh… Read More