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4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health
Health-care law

4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health

Complying with the Affordable Care Act means new health insurance premiums for smaller businesses but innovation offers hope of manageable costs and a healthier workforce.
Tor Constantino
Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City
Internet of Things

Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.
Geoff Weiss
Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat
Health

Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat

The conventional wisdom 'don't diagnose your illness over the Internet' may be changing.
Laura Entis
Putting a Price Tag on Employee Fitness
Personal Health

Putting a Price Tag on Employee Fitness

Even a little bit of exercise can have a big impact, both on people's health and on employers' costs.
Anne Fisher
Why Your Medical Office Needs Up-to-Date Technology
Health Care

Why Your Medical Office Needs Up-to-Date Technology

Electronic records and online patient portals can boost efficiency and even spur more business.
John Knight
CVS's Expensive Cigarette Ban Shows It Puts Brand Before Profit
Branding

CVS's Expensive Cigarette Ban Shows It Puts Brand Before Profit

The drug chain's big move and name change may lead to the loyalty of a powerful customer segment.
Tara-Nicholle Nelson
Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare
Health Care

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare

The social network already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More
Hiring Employees

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.
How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success
Failure

How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success

A little-known member of the Bush family advises finding a business that can make money doing society some good, preferably in niche with little competition.
Marc Wayshak
7 Ways to Prep Your Employees for Open Enrollment in Health Insurance
Managing Employees

7 Ways to Prep Your Employees for Open Enrollment in Health Insurance

The dizzying array of options and acronyms baffle people who are not specialists. Your team depends on HR for guidance.
Matt Straz
3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity in the Booming Telemedicine Space
Health Care

3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity in the Booming Telemedicine Space

Healthcare is an enormous enterprise, impervious to recession, where weeping changes in law and technology have created big opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Sam Zebarjadi
Championing Patient-Centered Innovation
Inventions

Championing Patient-Centered Innovation

An often-overlooked source for great ideas are those who live or work on the front lines of health care.
Louis Foreman
Should You Offer Employees an Online Doctor Option?
Health Care

Should You Offer Employees an Online Doctor Option?

Eighteen percent of large employers now offer telemedicine as part of their coverage. Here are the pros and cons.
Bertha Coombs
Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage
Obamacare

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren't just people, they're religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin