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20 Oct Cash is King: Differential Premiums as a driver of behavior change

Differential (dĭf'ə-rĕn'shəl) adj. Of, relating to, or showing a difference. Constituting or making a difference; distinctive. Dependent on or making use of a specific difference or distinction. This is the third in a four part series of interviews with the panelist of "The Business Case for...

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15 Oct Aint that Tweet?

Twitter (twĭt'ər) v. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip. To giggle nervously; or tremble with nervous agitation or excitemen In anticipation of the upcoming conference, I have been...

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01 Oct Capitalism in Health Care – Do you still believe?

Capitalism (kăp'ĭ-tl-ĭz'əm) 1. An economic system based on a free market, open competition, profit motive and private ownership of the means of production. 2. Descriptive of a system that encourages private investment and business, compared to a government-controlled economy where investment money is obtained from private sources...

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16 Sep Between Retail and Concierge – Is there a place for branded primary care clinics?

Retail (rē'tāl) n. Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities To sell in small quantities directly to consumers The "retailization" of health care continues to advance in fits and starts. There are multiple fronts of attack in this movement - everything from general...

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