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If Muskegon and four other communities around the nation actually manage to find their Way to Wellville over the span of the five-year program, they could very well offer a national roadmap for attacking a fundamental cause of high health care costs.

One new journey toward improving the health and wellbeing of Muskegon County residents encompasses far more than creating greater access to medical care.

After 15 years of providing low-cost health coverage in Muskegon County, Access Health Inc. is preparing to reach further.

Priority Health’s partnership with the trade association representing banks across Michigan potentially provides a model the insurer could use in the future when making similar arrangements with other organizations.

Priority Health’s earnings grew significantly through the second quarter of 2014.

In forming a private online exchange for employers to buy employee health coverage, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce joins a growing trend that’s altering how health benefits are purchased.

The cost of employee health coverage in West Michigan went up moderately in 2014.

If your company either already has or is looking to create a workplace wellness program, Heather Brazee suggests that you make it about your employees and not just about saving the company money.

As the annual open-enrollment period approaches for 2015 policies, employers will begin making decisions in the coming weeks about employee health benefits in preparation for renewing their policies.

Two years after elevating its work to drive lean processes throughout the organization, Spectrum Health is seeing the financial benefits.

Michigan’s bioscience industry shoots up

Written by | Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:51 |

Michigan’s biosciences industry outpaced the state’s economy, creating more than 2,000 new, high-paying jobs in the two-year period following the Great Recession.

By providing members 24-hour access to a doctor, Priority Health hopes to further embrace an emerging change in how physicians and patients connect via telehealth.

A Kalamazoo-based life science company needs to raise $7.5 million in additional capital to fund a final push to the marketplace with a new-generation blood test for men suspected of having prostate cancer.

Michigan’s two largest health information exchanges become one on July 1, creating a broader network that electronically connects most of the hospitals across the state and thousands of physician offices.

Technology entrepreneur Keith Brophy sees Apple’s launch of a health care app and a platform for monitoring and managing your health as a major push forward for the mobile health industry, also known as mHealth.

Aligning with Michigan State University provides Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital an academic partner with which to move into research and medical education and go to “a new level.”

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