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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. These solutions are new to market and some of them may not be included in the standard offerings of your health insurer or third-party administrator.

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.

The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers

Harvard Business Review

Before addressing that question directly, let’s start with some basic premises: Consumers need an ample choice of innovative, well-priced insurance products. The pitch goes something like this: “Synergies will reduce overhead by eliminating duplicative management positions and spreading IT and marketing costs across more members.” And we’ll have an incentive to pursue those approaches because we’ll reap enough of the rewards.”