Cigna & Express Scripts: Yet Another Sign of a Healthcare Value Chain Shakeup

Another day, another healthcare intermediary is absorbed by a player intent on building scale to deliver value, control data and power up a patient-centered business model. Cigna’s announcement of its intent to buy Express Scripts is just the latest development in the ongoing compression of the healthcare value chain. We’ve been predicting these types of […]

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Healthcare at a Convergence Point: Moving Forward

Over the past several months we have shared with you some of the insights, observations and expert commentary captured during our Cognizant Executive Vision Summit which focused on the convergence of industry, technology and policy in healthcare. As outdated fee-for-service models are replaced with value-driven alternatives; as we find new ways to digitally engage with […]

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Finding Time for Innovation – by Starting Small

Perhaps no question has the power to stop executives and software managers in their tracks faster than, “What are you doing about innovation?” You can’t blame them, as there’s really no blueprint for establishing the processes, mindsets and disciplines required to generate the innovations that consistently lead to high-impact results. Traditional waterfall methods of software […]

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The Ill-Fated Campaign for Digital and AI Disarmament

In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In it, he outlined and explained the emergence of an incredible new technology that he felt had the power to change the world, in good ways and bad. The technology was nuclear power, which was then just emerging from academic laboratories in Europe. […]

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How Innovation Drives Inclusion

We hear a lot about both innovation and inclusion in the workplace today, and as it turns out, the two are intertwined. Not only are innovation initiatives more effective when the workforce is inclusive, according to multiple studies, but an increased focus on innovation can also drive diversity. This is the viewpoint of Dr. Wendy […]

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Amazon Partners Up to Disrupt Healthcare

While health insurance industry stock prices have recovered following the announcement that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway plan to deliver quality healthcare at lower costs, industry thinking should still be shaken up by the potential potency of this venture to disrupt healthcare. As we’ve previously noted, we think that a “healthcare on-demand” consumer-to-business (C2B) […]

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A Panel Discussion on Digital Health

Digital health applies a combination of information and communications technologies to aid in the identification and resolution of patient health problems and challenges. Today’s payer and provider organizations are placing increasing emphasis on their digital health initiatives, with a plethora of varying approaches and opinions. To provide clarity around this growing trend, Cognizant assembled a […]

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WEF 2018 in Review: Splints on a Fractured World

The theme of the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. These fractures – Brexit, the Trump presidency, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the re-emergence of China – were on full display across the conference agenda, both in the main Congress Hall and […]

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