DISRUPTING THE CARE MODEL By leading the industry in opening clinics inside its stores, Walgreens was already shifting to providing affordable care—by offering flu shots and basic testing in a convenient setting for accessible prices. But expanding into more complex health services presented a greater challenge. Developing disruptive mechanisms to simplify, decentralize, and drive down… Read More

At the heart of the healthcare debate in the US is a profound quandary: how can we as a country spend more per capita but not have at least the same level of health as comparable nations spending 5%, 10%, 20% less? Emerging research indicates that how physicians treat patients, the “care model,” is a […]… Read More

The math is clear. Healthy employees cost less. Employers have a strong economic incentive to lower their healthcare costs by motivating their employees to improve their health and develop healthy habits. Unhealthy workers cost employers an average of $11,176 per active employee per year. A survey done by Aon Hewitt with 800 large and midsize […]… Read More

The US leads the world in advancing medical innovation through ground-breaking research that leads to new medical tests, technologies, treatments and devices. Each new advance has the potential to change or save lives – often in ways that are absolutely priceless to patients and their families. Yet, unfortunately, new medical innovations aren’t without their costs […]… Read More

IDENTIFYING BARRIERS TO CARDIAC CARE Across India, heart disease has been rising, with some studies estimating that this nation of 1 billion accounts for 60% of the world’s heart disease. Since most people don’t have health insurance, only a tiny percentage can afford proper cardiac care. As the world’s leading company dedicated to medical devices, Medtronic… Read More