Do insurers still discriminate against sick people despite the ACA?

One of the most notable aspects of the Affordable Care Act was that insurance companies couldn’t discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. But they have found ways to still do it, which could potentially throw off the whole system once patients start to congregate to different plans. Companies might not be turning them away entirely […]

Leftie or Rightie? Your dominant hand could determine your income

Left-handed people probably shouldn’t compare their pay checks to their right-handed colleagues – unless they want to be disappointed…according to a recent study. The study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives shows that lefties make about 10 to 12 percent less annually than righties. The paper was written by Joshua Goodman, who is an economist […]

Toxins could be lowering your child’s IQ

We are all exposed to a variety of toxins in our everyday lives, whether it be from the food we eat or even from the paint in our homes. Tiny amounts of lead, mercury, chemical flame retardants and organophosphate pesticides, among other toxins, are present in nearly every American’s blood. Though the amounts may seem […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

Medical equipment, pharma top most uncertain industries

The only certainty in life is…uncertainty. That’s especially true these days in many corners of healthcare. Out of the top 10 industries facing uncertainty, medical equipment topped them all, with pharma not far behind at number four. Healthcare services also made the cut, though it didn’t crack the top 10. According to an analysis by […]


How to really measure the value in health care

Nearly two years ago, we embarked on journey into uncharted waters. We were at a moment in our history when our Exceptional Patient Experience results and UHC quality rankings affirmed that we had remarkable organizational capability, agility and capacity for change. Then, the Affordable Care Act had an uncertain future. We moved in the direction […]