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IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance

Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM’s supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world’s best “Jeopardy!” players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation’s largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments. WellPoint Inc., which has 34.2 million members, will integrate Watson’s lightning… Continue Reading IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance

Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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Cigna, United Healthcare, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to cover H1N1 vaccination costs for members. United Healthcare will reimburse clients the cost of administering the vaccination if it is not covered under current plans or if employers do not pay for the vaccination. Blue Cross will move the antiviral medications Tamiful and… Continue Reading Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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Penrose earns Blue distinction

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a Blue distinction center for Cardiac Care – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the designation. Blue Distinction Centers must be accredited by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Commission, provide a wide-range of cardiac services and have medical response teams available 24 hours… Continue Reading Penrose earns Blue distinction

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