ENGAGE: Humana CMO calls for democratization of healthcare
MedCity News, by Neil Versel
“Healthcare is going to become democratized,” Dr. Roy Beveridge, senior vice president and CMO of health insurer Humana said Tuesday morning to open MedCity ENGAGE in Bethesda, Md.
Humana launches health effort
The (New Orleans) Advocate, by Ted Griggs
If a Humana community health initiative goes as planned, five years from now residents of New Orleans and Baton Rouge will be enjoying much-improved physical and mental health and higher productivity at work.
Humana partnership with Florida university supports community, expanding role of nurse
A new collaboration between Humana and the Florida International University (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences helps support the community while expanding the role of nurse practitioners.
School to Work program inspires success
It’s the time of year when thousands of graduation ceremonies are held, signaling the end of one of life’s chapters and the beginning of another. It’s a time to celebrate reaching a goal and setting new ones. Like many others, 15 students at a Louisville, Ky., high school recently celebrated the completion of a program that will help propel them toward a successful future. These students are not leaving high school yet, but they credit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana’s School to Work mentoring program for helping them figure out what they want to do when it is their turn to graduate.
Humana, Clinton Health Matters Initiative unveil blueprint for healthier living in Natchez, Miss.
Humana and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) kicked off a collaborative health improvement effort in and around Natchez, Miss., with two recent community events. The joint campaign is tied to Humana’s 2020 goal – to improve the health of communities it serves 20 percent by 2020.
Can You Put a Little Palo Alto Into an Insurer in Louisville?
Wall Street Journal, by Tom Loftus
Insurance giant Humana Inc., whose earnings are under pressure from rising medical costs, has a prescription it hopes will bring it relief: helping its 13.8 million members improve their own health. That isn’t easy, given that people aren’t likely to stop smoking, eat better or get more exercise simply because a big company says they should. Humana is tackling these tough behavioral issues by reaching out to its customers where many of them more or less live—on their mobile phones.
Insurers take first steps to change how doctors, hospitals are paid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Guy Boulton
A nationwide initiative to make the fragmented and costly health care system more efficient could affect the more than 340,000 people in Wisconsin enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard on technology, value-based pay and Medicare Advantage
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says Medicare Advantage and the individual plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges reflect a path the healthcare industry should be on: one that increasingly spurs competition and rewards quality and efficiency
Health insurance company Humana aims to make Tampa Bay healthier by 2020
Tampa Bay Times, by Rachel Crosby
The bay area is depressed and diabetic, and a national health insurance company wants to change that.
7 Reasons Why It's Time to Evaluate the Company Health Care Plan
Inc., by Rhett Power
Eighty-six percent of executives say improving employee health is their top reason for implementing a workplace wellness program.
Can Humana Pull Weight Watchers' Fat From The Fire?
Forbes, By Bruce Japsen
Health insurance giant Humana and Weight Watchers International have partnered to help employers improve worker wellness and battle the nation's costly obesity epidemic.
Humana, Yum HR executives named among nation's best
Louisville Business First, By Caitlin Bowling
The chief human resources officers at Humana Inc. and Yum! Brands Inc. are two of the best in the country, according to Forbes.
Volunteers help distribute food collected during Daily News Food Drive
New York Daily News, By Caitlin Nolan, Larry McShane
Thanks, New York. The 32nd annual Daily News Food Drive ended Wednesday with more than 1 million pounds of food for the city’s less fortunate — with roughly 20% of the donations coming from city schools
Humana’s time in the desert helped tournament succeed
Desert Sun, By Larry Bohannan
In 2011, the Bob Hope Classic was a tournament in trouble. It had no title sponsor, few big-name players from the PGA Tour and a format that dated back more than 50 years that was no longer embraced on the modern PGA Tour. But by 2012, the tournament was on the rise, with a stronger field and a new format. Much of the change can be traced to the addition for the 2012 event of a new title sponsor, Humana.
New Humana Health Guidance Center opens its doors
WAFB, By Matthew Fryou
Humana Health opened a brand new Guidance Center on Thursday as part of a campaign to make Baton Rouge healthier.
Humana ACO Results Show Improved Population Health
Health Data Management, by Joseph Goedert
Data analyzed from 2013 on quality, outcomes and cost measures from Humana’s accountable care organization programs for about one million Medicare Advantage members shows a number of measureable improvements, according to the insurer.
Metro Health, Humana partner to offer new health insurance plan
Insurance Business Review
Metro Health, an integrated hospital and physician network with locations throughout West Michigan, and Humana Inc., a health and well-being company, announced an agreement through which Humana will offer a new health insurance plan to people in Grand Rapids purchasing insurance through the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace.
Employers making investments in wellness
Hamilton Journal News, Hannah Poturalski
Wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular among employers, but experts say it remains difficult to measure the return on investment for such offerings.
Humana, PearlDriver partner on big data effort
MedCity News, by Dan Verel
PearlDiver Technologies and health insurance giant Humana Inc. have formed a strategic alliance as part of an attempt to make the healthcare research field faster and more affordable through sharing the Kentucky-based insurer’s reams of data.
Humana and MultiCare embark on new accountable care organization
Puget Sound Business Journal, by Annie Zak
Two health care organizations announced today a partnership to provide improved services for Medicare enrollees in King County and Pierce County.
You can pay your Humana bill at CVS now
Louisville Business First, by David Mann
Humana Inc. members with some of the company's individual, non-Medicare plans now can pay their insurance premiums at CVS Pharmacy locations, according to a news release.
Humana hiring 100 for pharmacy division in Tempe
Phoenix Business Journal, by Angela Gonzales
Humana Inc. is hiring more than 100 full-time positions for its mail-order pharmacy service in Tempe.
2014 Healthiest Employers: Humana
Orlando Business Journal, by Susan Lundine
Here are Humana's tips on getting your own employee wellness program started or improving it.
Humana grant helps program for homeless teens grow
The Tampa Tribune, by Joyce McKenzie
Out of one of the most difficult times in Vicki Sokolik’s life, a remarkable, one-of-a-kind program was born. It was almost a decade ago, during her young daughter’s three-and-a-half-month-long stay in a Texas hospital. She spent hours upon hours at the medical facility following her daughter’s unsuccessful brain surgery to curtail the child’s epileptic seizures.
FL Medicare Plan Wins 5 Stars
Health News Florida, by Carol Gentry
Just in time for Medicare's open enrollment season, a Florida-based HMO has won the federal government's coveted five-star rating, a rare honor that brings more than bragging rights. Such plans receive the freedom to enroll new members all year long.
Humana Wellness Report Snapshot
By Digital Journal
Employers are looking beyond ROI when they implement workplace wellness programs according to a study released today by Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Financial rewards for 'lifestyle medicine'
The Courier-Journal, by Grace Schneider
Arlene McClure's doctor has urged her to keep up her healthy habits — regular exercise, avoiding pies and pound cake and drinking lots of water.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
InformationWeek, by Thomas Claburn
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home — and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio adds title sponsor
MySanAntonio.com, by Stephanie Arias
This year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon has a new name, organizers announced Friday. Humana has joined as the event’s first-ever title sponsor, making it the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.
3 ways an innovative medical clinic can benefit insurers
FierceHealthPayer, by Dina Overland
One medical clinic may single-handedly transform how primary care is delivered--and insurers could benefit by taking notice
Payers focused on solving the primary care problem
MedCity News, by Dan Verel
Insurance carriers can become a key distribution point for emerging technologies such as wearables, which in turn can play an important part in emphasizing primary care over costly specialty care as payers seek to drive healthcare costs downward
How effective can remote monitoring be at reducing readmissions?
GovernmentHealthIT, by Julie Carr
Research from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) suggests that reducing the rates of avoidable readmissions can be accomplished by enhancing care and support during care transitions, improving patient education and self-management support, enabling multidisciplinary team management and implementing patient-centered care planning at the end of life.
Happy employees are healthier (and cheaper)
The Guardian, by Amy Westervelt
Employees who are happy at work not only perform better, but also cost less. That's the conclusion of a six-year study conducted by health insurance company Humana and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Louisville planning downtown bike sharing
The Courier-Journal, by Sheldon Shafer
Western Louisville resident Nate Pederson checks out a shared bike every two weeks or so. "I use them mostly at lunchtime, but also to go to meetings, the bank or the YMCA," he said. "The program is very convenient."
Humana to offer Charity Miles app to raise funds by walking at the HP Byron Nelson Championship
Dallas Morning News, by Deborah Fleck
Humana, a health and well-being company, is making every mile count with a digital update to its popular Humana Walkit program. Through a new partnership with the maker of the free smartphone app Charity Miles, Humana is inviting attendees at the HP Byron Nelson Championship to raise money for national and local charities simply by walking the golf course.
Humana: Engaged Vitality users had lower costs, fewer absences
MobiHealthNews, by Jonah Comstock
HumanaVitality, the health insurer’s employee wellness program that uses rewards and social features to encourage healthy behavior change, has released some data based on a two-year study of 16,000 employees.
How a Cincinnati firm got 100% participation in its employee wellness program
Cincinnati Business Courier, by Barrett J. Brunsman
A Cincinnati manufacturing company expects to benefit from a push that has resulted in a 100 percent participation rate in a wellness and rewards program involving 110 of its employees.
Q&A: Inside Humana's Mobile Strategy with CIO Brian LeClaire
Insurance & Technology, by Nathan Golia
Health insurance CIOs have a lot on their plates with the shifting landscape around the affordable care act. But that’s not preventing Humana’s CIO from remaining intimately involved with one of the company’s key corporate initiatives: mobile excellence.
Lessons from a 25-year integrated care veteran
FierceHealthPayer, by Alicia Caramenico
Many healthcare organizations are just starting to adopt more integrated models of care–Humana has embraced the concept for 25 years.
Humana, Wal-Mart team to expand health care access
San Antonio Business Journal, by W. Scott Bailey
Humana is working with retail giant Walmart to provide expanded access to health care in San Antonio
Humana Challenge evolves for well-being
The old Bob Hope Classic was Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, T-bone steaks and late-night cocktails. The Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation is corporate executives, carrot sticks and early morning power walks.
Humana Tests Remote Patient Monitoring to Reduce Readmissions
HealthLeaders Media, by Margaret Dick Tocknell
The insurer's chronic care health division is partnering with several telehealth providers to test various remote monitoring formats for common causes of readmissions.
Volunteers Raking Leaves for Seniors
NBC-26 (Green Bay, Wisc.) - Stacy Engebretson
This past summer, five co-workers at Humana helped create the Neighborhood Volunteer Connection. It's a year-round program where people donate their time to do lawn maintenance and light house cleaning for seniors and the disabled.
Humana "Covering Mississippi" Mobile Tour
Jackson Free Press
The goal of the statewide mobile outreach and education campaign is to provide uninsured Mississippians with information and answers on the health care coverage options now available to them through the Affordable Care Act.
Employers mix patriotism and practicalities in recruiting vets
The Courier-Journal - Gregory Hall
Humana was one of two Louisville-based companies honored recently for their support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
Mayo Clinic conference: Technology will transform health care
Rochester Post-Bulletin - Matthew Stolle
In the not-too-distant future, physicians will use Star Trek-like tricorders to scan and detect bodies for disease.
What It Takes To Create A Winning Mobile SEO Strategy: 5 Questions With Humana's Mobile Manager
Search Engine Land - Amy Gesenhues
According to a study conducted by Pure Oxygen Labs earlier this year, Humana was one of only six top 100 Fortune 500 companies whose website met Google's mobile SEO requirements.
Eli Lilly, Humana partner on crunching diabetes data
FierceBiotechIT - Ryan McBride
Eli Lilly and Humana have teamed up to analyze various data sets to understand disease outcomes, starting with Type 2 diabetes, the companies announced this morning.
Volunteers put together new Howard playground in hours
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Alexandria Valdez
It was like "Extreme Makeover: Playground Edition." Workers hustled over six hours on Saturday to build a new playground and community garden.
Humana acquiring Florida home-health company
Humana Inc. says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the largest provider of nursing home diversion services in Florida, American Eldercare Inc.
Humana CEO: Building relationships with consumers key to health care's future
Business First - by David A. Mann
The future of health care will be brighter for companies that can connect with and establish relationships with consumers, according to Humana Inc. president and CEO Bruce Broussard.
Humana's CEO on the massive undertaking of health reform
Reuters – by Caroline Humer
Bruce Broussard took over as chief executive of Humana Inc in January, just in time to steer the health insurer's entry onto the health insurance exchanges created by President Barack Obama's reform law.
Humana tests new technology in Ohio
Dayton Business Journal – by Tristan Navera
Humana is piloting a new technology in Ohio aimed at improving physician interaction with patients with congestive heart failure.
Humana employees rewarded for healthy lifestyle choices
Thousands of Humana employees are putting on their pedometers and hitting the streets for a friendly competition to promote lifelong well-being.
The Shape of Things to Come: Adult Playgrounds
AARP – by Sally Abrahms
Caregivers: There's a fitness movement afoot that may make you jump for joy. In the last year, adult outdoor playgrounds with low impact-exercise equipment have been springing up around the country.
Humana's national project looks to prove validity of telehealth
mHIMSS – by Eric Wicklund!
Advocates and critics alike always talk about finding the data to back up claims that telehealth can be successful. Officials at Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations say they'll have those numbers shortly, thanks to a nationwide collaboration.
Charlotte, Tampa To Get 'Pedal Buses' During Democratic And Republican National Conventions
Fleets of "pedal buses" that seat up to nine will descend on Charlotte and Tampa ahead of the DNC and RNC, offering delegates, media and assorted hangers-on the opportunity to hob-nob while they ride around town.
Humana's McCallister lays out course for 2012
Louisville Business First – by Andrew Robinson
This year likely will be an important one for Humana Inc. as the company continues to usher in new products and services aimed at meeting the ever-changing challenges of providing health care for government and private customers while trying to rein in costs.
Humana, Walmart unite on prescription program
Louisville-based Humana Inc. has teamed up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to offer a new prescription drug plan that can save up to 20 percent in drug costs for employers and employees.
Humana tests online chronic disease self-management program
FierceHealthIT - by Ken Terry
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Humana Cares, the disease management division of Humana, have partnered in a pilot of Stanford University's online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
Playing for Wellness
The Wall Street Journal - by Anna Wilde Mathews
Your health insurer wants to play games with you - and they might involve actual prizes. As insurers try to get members to take better care of themselves, they are turning to tactics from the world of digital gaming.
Humana stays competitive in consumer retail market
FierceHealthPayer - by Dina Overland
Humana is a mover and a shaker within the health insurance industry, taking steps both internally and externally to ensure it remains competitive in the market.
Humana CEO on the Rising Costs of Health-Care
Fox Business News
Humana CEO Michael McCallister discusses the impact of rising health-care costs on employers and others.
Humana promotes Liston to president of retail segment
Louisville Business First - by Andrew Robinson
Humana Inc. announced today that Thomas J. Liston, the company's senior vice president of senior products, has been promoted to the new role of president of Humana's retail segment.
New Phoenix facility offers exercise options for the disabled
Azfamily.com - by Nicole Moon
At first glance, the Virginia G. Piper Fitness Center in central Phoenix looks like an ordinary gym. Look closer and you'll find things aren't always what they seem. This one is designed with a special person in mind.
Humana to add another 149 jobs in St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Times - Elizabeth Behrman
The Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer, one of the Tampa Bay region's biggest employers, announced Monday that it will add another 149 jobs at its Humana Cares unit.
Humana CEO stresses importance of wellness, doubts effectiveness of mandate*
Humana CEO Mike McCallister said in an interview with Fox Business in Davos, Switzerland, that the company's worksite wellness concepts have been gaining traction as a way to combat the growth of chronic disease.
Humana's McCallister Says He's Open to Billion-Dollar Deals
Bloomberg BusinessWeek - By Jeffrey McCracken and Sarah Frier
Humana Inc., the second-largest Medicare provider, is willing to spend $1 billion for deals that would enable the company to expand in the U.S. government program, Chief Executive Officer Michael McCallister said.
Simulating a Better Health Care System
Chief Learning Officer
At Humana, simulations bring together hospital administrators, doctors and payer representatives to improve health economy and well-being.
Health Law May Accelerate Growth In Urgent Care Centers Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News - Phil Galewitz
About 3 million patients visit urgent care centers each week, according to the Urgent Care Association of America. To meet increased demand, the number of facilities has steadily increased from 8,000 in 2008 to more than 9,200 this year.
Humana buys health data analytics firm Anvita Associated Press Insurer
Humana Inc. said Wednesday it acquired health data analyzer Anvita Health to strengthen its clinical management.
Humana Guidance Center offers free bike riding and a whole lot more
The Henderson Press - Gina Traficant
From the outside, the Henderson Humana Guidance Center appears to be like every other office in Henderson. But when you walk through the doors, you instantly feel at home.
Humana is hiring another 300 in St. Petersburg chronic care unit
St. Petersburg Times - by Jeff Harrington
Humana, one of the most prolific corporate job creators in the Tampa Bay area throughout the Great Recession, isn't slowing down.
Bike-Sharing Grows Up: New Revenue Models Turn a Nice Idea into Good Business
Forbes - by Amy Westervelt
In the United States, modern bike-sharing launched with a pilot at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008, which led to an official program there in 2010.
Health Insurers Take Bold Steps in Social Media
Insurance & Technology - by Nathan Golia
Forward-thinking companies are inviting consumers to take part in conversations around health, wellness and insurance issues.
Humana plans to invest in wellness initiatives
Business First (Louisville) - by Steve Ivey
Humana reported higher earnings, citing lower medical usage by its members. Company officials expect usage to return to normal, but Humana will continue to invest in programs that encourage wellness and reduce the use of health resources.
Bob Hope would be proud of his tourney's future
The Desert Sun Editorial Board
In this opinion piece, the board says that even though it's tough to get over the end of a tradition, there are many reasons to get excited about the Humana Challenge.
Humana CEO talks election, regulation
The Street - by Gregg Greenberg
Humana CEO Mike McCallister gives his second half outlook for the company and the health insurance industry, and in "Humana's Healthy Living Innovations
," Raja Rajamannar, Chief Innovation & Markeing Officer, explains how the company is using new technologies to help improve members' well-being.
Race to Taste
Dr. Fred Tolin, vice president for Humana in Illinois, talks with ABC Chicago about the Humana Healthier Choices program at the Taste of Chicago. Humana is a sponsor of the annual event.
Humana talks mobile strategy
Mobilehealthnews - by Neil Versel
Neil Pierce, executive business lead for e-communications at Humana, discusses the company's approach to technology, including its mobile phone application, MyHumana Mobile.
Study of diabetes management set for Hispanic seniors
San Antonio Express News
Humana and the National Council of La Raza have launched a study to test the "promotores de salud" — or, community health worker — approach to help Hispanic seniors with type 2 diabetes better manage their disease.
Humana, Clinton Foundation to sponsor PGA event
Business First - by Ed Green
Humana and the William J. Clinton Foundation have formed an eight-year partnership with the PGA TOUR and the Bob Hope Classic, making Humana the title sponsor of the event starting in 2012.
Dealing with childhood obesity
The (Milwaukee) Business Journal - by Corrinne Hess
Humana is teaming up with Milwaukee-area businesses to pilot a program to curb childhood obesity and cut long-term health care spending.
Humana applies tech to congestive heart failure program
Healthcare IT News - by Bernie Monegain
Humana Cares recently launched a pilot project aimed at better care for members with congestive heart failure. The project employs the Intel Health Guide, a home monitoring technology.
Fortune interviews Humana CEO as part of its Leadership Series
Fortune - by Geoff Colvin
As part of Fortune magazine's Ledership Series interviews, Mike McCallister discusses the importance of well-being, Humana's re-entry into the provider space, and the benefits of being a nimble company in the era of health reform.
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Max-Wellness and Humana Health create geriatric concierge service for older adults
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer - by Janet Cho
Humana HomeCare Solutions debuts at Max-Wellness stores, a new concept retail chain Humana Cares is entering the retail environment, offering full-service care management aimed at helping people age successfully at home.
Humana's pharmacy business takes aim at industry leaders
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal - by Patrick Howington
Humana Pharmacy Solutions is receiving a lot of attention, and with good reason: It now manages more than $12 billion in prescriptions a year and has become the nation's fifth-largest Pharmacy Benefit Management entity.
Humana CEO preaches power of health care consumer
Associated Press - by Tom Murphy
Mike McCallister discusses his 36-year tenure at Humana, health care reform and some of the keys to curbing health care costs.
Humana announces wellness initiative
Associated Press - by Bruce Schreiner
Humana Inc. teams up with Discovery Health to offer a wellness program aimed at promoting wellness and decreasingout-of-pocket health costs for its medical members.
Humana shifts strategy as health-care changes
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal - by Patrick Howington
In this interview, Mike McCallister, Raja Rajamannar and other Humana leaders discuss how the company is positioning itself to pursue its dream of helping people achieve lifelong well-being.
Tangible care management
Managed Healthcare Executive - by Julie Miller
In an in-depth interview, Jean Bisio, president of Humana Cares, talks about what makes the company unique and how it is finding new ways to put the right resources in the right place at the right time.
World health is critical; so is workplace wellness
Washington Post - by Mike McCallister
The World Economic Forum is working relentlessly to improve our citizenry's health.
Humana CEO: We're on target and eyeing new opportunities
Reuters - by Ben Hirschler
Mike McCallister says Humana is on target with enrollments and is on the look-out for further acquisitions that could increase vertical integration.
Humana throws more support behind cycling
Business First - by Stephanie Clouser
Humana has become the premier sponsor of peopleforbikes.org
, an nationwide pro-bicycling campaign.