What kind of advances in technology are shaping health care/benefits right now?

Hmmm, where do I even start with this one? There’s so much going on behind the scenes every day on the health care front and we don’t always see or hear about many of these developments on a regular basis. But the progress with technology has been incredible and...

Oct 30, 2019

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What can health plans do to help prevent online security breaches?

With the health care industry unfortunately becoming a target, we’ve seen some serious cyber attacks that have compromised patient/member data in the last few years. What can be especially worrisome is the type of information hackers are getting a hold of – everything from personal details like dates of birth...

Apr 04, 2018

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What is causing such a major surge in the integration of telemedicine today?

Some of the early thinking behind telemedicine dates back to a time when we relied on things like land-line home phones and answering machines instead of smartphones and high-speed internet. Technology has definitely influenced the growth of telemedicine in recent years, and its widespread usage. Going beyond a simple call to...

Mar 21, 2018

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How are wearable health devices being integrated into employee benefit programs and why?

I’m sure you’ve noticed that people have really taken to wearable fitness trackers in the last few years. The devices are flying off of shelves and we’re seeing more and more folks sporting them (especially the wristband variety!) in an effort to track things like steps taken, calories burned and...

Oct 18, 2017

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How does evolving technology play a role in employee benefits?

It’s hard to imagine what employee benefits would look like today without so many advances in technology. As people have moved online and digital channels have become a main means for communicating, many of us in the benefits/TPA industry have worked to stay a step ahead. For a firm like Cypress,...

Nov 28, 2016

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Cost vs. Quality: How to Get Both

At Cypress, we’re constantly watching the numbers in health care and studying the trends. But it goes much further than analyzing what’s happening in the moment. We’re focused on taking action … finding solutions to the challenges often associated with rising costs that confront our employer-clients every day. Consider imaging or...

May 18, 2015

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Can a phone-based doctor consultation (telemedicine) really be as effective as a face-to-face visit?

It’s been quite the progression, hasn’t it? Think back to the time when most traditional doctor visits consisted of house calls. Then we moved to a clinic setting where the patient traveled for care and today we’re re-entering another period of at-home care, but it’s now of the remote, electronic-based...

Mar 04, 2015

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