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The Convenience Truth | By Kim Bellard, December 17, 2014

The U.S. Mint reports that it now costs 1.7 cents to make a penny; nickels are slightly better, costing "only" 8 cents to make the 5 cent coin.  This is economics the way health care practices it...click to continue

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Steps To Building Successful Digital Health Solutions

  1. Context - Understanding the context of a piece of technology is essential for it to have any positive impact whether that’s operationally or clinically
  2. Interoperability - Healthcare is notoriously siloed and we’re not breaking out of those silos fast enough
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Source: HIT Consultant

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"The emphasis on plan selection tools reflects the maturing of the employer's understanding of the private exchange marketplace and the differences between the various exchange types / vendors. Because many exchanges assert that savings arise from employee decisions to 'buy-down' on benefits, it's critically important that consumers understand that they may be making trade-offs between a lower initial premium contribution and a higher deductible or out-of-pocket payments later."

-Barbara Gniewek
Principal, PwC

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