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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.

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

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.

Although no one is certain what the health care landscape will look like 10 years from now, it is clear that stakeholders across the industry see a system on the cusp of vast transformation.

If you’ve ever seen a cross-section of an iceberg, you know a little bit about the problem obesity poses to the health care system, according to Weight Watchers CEO David Kirchhoff.

“How do we engage the public? How do we encourage people to enroll?” Those questions, posed by Avalere Health senior adviser John Kaelin, resonated throughout the events of AHIP’s Institute 2013 on Wednesday, particularly the Exchange Conference, which as

Young adults are a demographic of particular interest to insurers and policymakers amid the expansion of insurance coverage poised to occur under the Affordable Care Act.

In a session at AHIP’s Exchange Conference at Institute 2013 filled with as many questions as answers, Phil Boyle of Connecticut’s public exchange Access Health CT said stakeholders are in for an interesting year as major provisions of the Affordable Care

It’s a big year for health care. With major provisions of the Affordable Care Act set to be enacted in 2014, change is all around, perhaps nowhere more than inside health insurance and pharmacy benefit organizations.

As the health insurance industry works at lightning speed to adapt to regulatory changes being enacted under the Affordable Care Act, health plan IT staffs are working at a similar pace to ensure they have the technical capability to comply and thrive ami