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Big High Tech Is Big on Reimagining Health Care

Apple Inc.’s new watch is the latest proof: Big Tech is trying to remake health care in its own image. The device, introduced at a splashy launch event this week, can call for help after a fall. It can monitor …

3 Giants — Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan— to Form Joint Employee Health Venture

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are partnering to create an independent healthcare company for their U.S. employees that will be focused on improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs. The new venture will be “free from profit-making incentives …

Mobile Game Apps Moving Into Medication Management

A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars. Jason Oberfest began thinking about …

The Promise of Telemedicine to Pare Health Costs

Telemedicine could potentially deliver more than $6 billion a year in health care savings to U.S. companies, but only if the technology is widely-adopted. According to analysis by global professional services company Towers Watson, achieving this level of savings would …

ACE Enhances Life Sciences Coverage Offerings

The ACE Medical Risk Group has enhanced its life sciences capabilities to include a commercial package offering comprised of general liability, inland marine, crime, umbrella liability and business automobile coverages to help address the needs of life sciences companies. The …

Travelers Adds Endorsements to MedFirst Policy for Medical Technology Industry

To fill in the potential coverage gaps not covered by a traditional general liability policy, Travelers has introduced MedFirst Plus, four new coverage endorsements to its MedFirst policy for the medical technology and device industry. The new Travelers MedFirst Plus …