health care

Stella, the newly named parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its subsidiaries, and Aging 2.0 Minneapolis, named San Francisco-based startup Golden Financial Care the $25,000 winner of its first Aging Startup Challenge. Read More
Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. For Paul Hines, it was actually his grandmother’s needs — specifically related to her difficulty in taking prescriptions — that spurred Hines’ idea for a smarter pillbox. Read More
Although it’s been two years since Patti Jensen was diagnosed, she clearly remembers the head-spinning panic she felt when her doctor told her she had cancer. As her treatment began, she couldn’t shake the fear that she was going to die. What helped her cope was a paintbrush and a blank canvas.  Read More

Libby Hornibrook – Principal|Healthcare Practice Group Leader;
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is shifting from fee-for-service to outcomes-based reimbursement. What will that mean for providers, employers and patients?
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Christine “Chris” Bent knows health. She has been a health executive for two decades, donning such three-letter titles as EVP, COO and SVP. So it is our community’s great fortune to have Chris at the helm of one of the state’s prominent health organizations, Allina Health. Read More
Lying on the exam table, Donna Block didn’t know anything about intrauterine devices (IUD). But she didn’t have time to ask. Her gynecologist walked in, grabbed a speculum and jammed the piece of t-shaped plastic inside her. Donna sat up and fainted from the pain. Read More
Six years after its passage, it’s the source of both help and hassles for small business
Don’t ask Taryn Krumweide about her job description at Wagner Falconer and Judd unless you have time for her to spell out her responsibilities at the downtown law firm.
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Here at Minnesota Business magazine, we aim to honor those who lead. And as the state of Minnesota leads the health care industry, we are excited to recognize its health care leaders. Read More
Everyone has an opinion about the Allina nurses’ strike. For now, the focus is on bringing the situation to an amicable resolution. But the underlying conditions that brought the simmering disagreement to a boil won’t go away — and, in the coming years, they’re actually likely to worsen. Some perspective is in order. Read More