Groups meet to create 'virtual clipboard' for intake

By Joseph Conn  |  December 13, 2014

Everyone knows the drill of going to the doctor's office or hospital, being handed a clipboard and writing answers to a list of questions about your identity, health status and insurance. Now there's a multistakeholder initiative to automate that process.

Analysts play down Aetna's 2015 outlook

By Bob Herman  |  December 11, 2014

Aetna's projected profit next year is below Wall Street's expectations, but many are chalking up the estimate to the health insurer's historically conservative outlook.

For big insurers, a legal blow to federal subsidies may be glancing

By Bob Herman  |  December 11, 2014

Publicly traded insurers may not feel too much financial pain in the short term if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange and Congress doesn't act to restore the financial assistance, analysts say.

Using health IT in underserved communities? Aetna has some money for you

By Joseph Conn  |  December 10, 2014

The Aetna Foundation hopes to award $750,000 each to six not-for-profit community or local government organizations to promote innovative ways of using health information technology to improve the outcomes of chronically ill patients in medically underserved populations.

Aetna taps new president

Aetna taps new president

By Bob Herman  |  December 02, 2014

Health insurer Aetna has promoted Karen Rohan to president, giving CEO Mark Bertolini a true second-in-command.

Billionaires see potential in healthcare stocks

By Bob Herman  |  November 26, 2014

Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.

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