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Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

Innovating for Value in Health Care. Digital therapeutics are being increasingly validated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals and are available or are being developed for most chronic diseases. The health characteristics of your workforce are distinct and vary by industry and region, as well as by employee age, race, educational level, and many other factors.

Why the Future of Social Science Is with Private Companies

Harvard Business Review

The Reproducibility Project found it could substantively replicate the results of fewer than 40% of 100 high-profile experiments published in peer-reviewed journals. Tomorrow’s most important discoveries into why people do what they do will most likely come from business innovation than university research. The incentives are such that research academics might be tempted to overstate outcomes in ways post-industrial researchers are not.

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The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers

Harvard Business Review

But if history is any guide , mergers in the insurance industry should give consumers (indeed, all purchasers of insurance) cause for concern. Before addressing that question directly, let’s start with some basic premises: Consumers need an ample choice of innovative, well-priced insurance products. A collaboration of the editors of Harvard Business Review and the New England Journal of Medicine , exploring cutting-edge ways to improve quality and reduce waste.

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

Harvard Business Review

When we interviewed 45 such people across 39 companies in 8 industries in the United States and Europe, we found that by identifying low-value tasks to either drop completely, delegate to someone else or outsource, the average worker gained back roughly one day a week they could use for more important tasks. (We So large-scale re-engineering programs, productivity drives, and changes to the incentive system are unlikely to work: they can easily be resisted, ignored or gamed.