By Sara Castellanos Sara Castellanos The Wall Street Journal BiographySara Castellanos @SCastellWSJ [email protected] Dec 13, 2018 4:07 pm ET 0 COMMENTS Cigna Corp. is using artificial intelligence to predict whether patients might abuse and or overdose on prescription opioids as part of the company’s commitment to reducing the substance’s use among its consumers, said Mark Boxer, executive vice president and global chief information officer. Cigna’s proprietary algorithms are aided by the use of machine learning, a subfield of artificial intelligence that refers to the science of getting computers to act intelligently without being explicitly programmed. “If we’re doing work in the opioid space that’s unparalleled, we’ll be the preferred partner for the customer, client and the physician,” Dr. Boxer said. In addition to adding competitive advantage, the algorithms are potentially saving lives … [Read more...] about Cigna’s Algorithms Aim to Predict Opioid Abuse
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ORLANDO, Fla. â Any first responder knows there are inherit risks associated with their work, however some of those risks are not as obvious to the general public. âThe silent killer is suicide,â said Mark DiBona. Blue H.E.L.P. says 167 officers died by suicide last year Approx. 140 were killed in the line of duty last year NEED HELP? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) DiBona is a retired Seminole County Sheriffâs Deputy and now an advocate with Massachusetts-based âBlue H.E.L.P.â, a non profit dedicated to connecting law enforcement officers with mental health services. Blue H.E.L.P. says there have been at least 124 officer suicides this year so far, including nine members of NYPD. It is expected to be the deadliest year for law enforcement in four years. âSuicide is the number one killer of law enforcement right … [Read more...] about “The Silent Killer is Suicide”: Law Enforcement Focuses on Suicide Among its Ranks
/EIN News/ -- Dublin, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Digital Health Market: Focus on Digital Therapeutic, Monitoring and Diagnostic Solutions, 2018-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Digital Health Market: Focus on Digital Therapeutic, Monitoring & Diagnostic Solutions, 2018-2030' report features an extensive study of the current landscape and future outlook of the growing market for digital therapeutics, monitoring and diagnostic solutions that are either commercialized or under development within the healthcare industry. This burgeoning field presently offers a lot of opportunities to innovation focused start-ups and investors. Various digital therapeutics, through behavioral and psychological interventions, have been designed to have a direct impact on the chronic clinical conditions by providing motivational support and encouraging patients to make better lifestyle choices. Such therapeutics are available in a … [Read more...] about Digital Health (Digital Therapeutic, Monitoring and Diagnostic Solutions) Market, 2030
Health insurance premiums could be on the rise in 2016 for some people who buy their own plans, particularly BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, on the federally-run insurance exchange.BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which is the state's dominant health insurance provider, is asking for an overall average premium increase of 36.3 percent, according to filings with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.The rate increase is for the individual plans on the federally-run insurance exchange. BCBST's potential increase is the largest among the insurers in the state.Cigna has filed with a 0.4 percent average increase; Humana has filed for a 15.8 percent average increase.Community Health Alliance has not yet filed with the state. The deadline is today.Consulting actuaries for the state will review the filings and make a recommendation as to whether the requests are appropriate. The state agency will make the final decision about whether to accept the increase, propose a reduced … [Read more...] about BlueCross health premiums could grow sharply in 2016
Lydia Ramsey, provided by Published 11:24 am CST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 In May, health insurance company Cigna published results from a survey that found most American adults are considered lonely. Younger people, like millennials and Generation Z, are the loneliest. Click ahead to find out the 25 habits of successful and happy people. less In May, health insurance company Cigna published results from a survey that found most American adults are considered lonely. Younger people, like millennials and Generation Z, are the loneliest. Click ahead to ... more Photo: PopTika / Shutterstock Photo: PopTika / Shutterstock Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Image 1 of 33 In May, health insurance company Cigna published results from a survey that found most American adults are … [Read more...] about Being lonely can be as bad for you as smoking. Now you can take a quiz to find out if you’re at risk.