Health Care

Seattle Business magazine has announced finalists for its 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards. Chosen by a panel of judges, the finalists are individuals and institutions leading the effort to improve Washington's health care sector.

Posted: Jan, 11 2017

Health care consumers now expect the same type of seamless experience they get from Amazon and Uber. Here's how to meet their expectations.

Posted: Jan, 09 2017

How can we look at an employee population and figure out not just who has cost a lot, but who has the capacity to cost a lot? Once we identify the high risk members, what can we do to help prevent their health issues from escalating into the high-cost category?

Posted: Sep, 21 2016

The Polyclinic Northgate wanted to do something that had never been done before -- create a medical clinic that could be rearranged in a weekend, located in virtually any building, and most importantly, a place that would not cost a lot to change in the future.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimate that about $870 billion of the $2.9 trillion spent on health care nationwide in 2014 was waste resulting from overuse, fraud and abuse. It drives up costs, putting a heavy burden on consumers and employers alike. Major companies, public employers, insurers and medical providers in Washington state are leading an effort to break that logjam, using something called value-based purchasing, in which health care is paid for not by volume but by quality and outcome.

On the fifth floor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Dr.

The Seattle startup Arivale wants to make you feel better, but don’t call it a health care business. CEO and cofounder Clayton Lewis says Arivale sells wellness, a category distinctly different from health care.

As technology improves and Americans spend more on treatments to cure or prevent disease and injury, 2016 is likely to be a challenging year in health care. Doctors, nurses and clinicians are learning to work in new and innovative ways as consumers rely on video consults and their smartphones as diagnostic tools. The 18 honorees in Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards are up to the challenge. All are champions for change, compassionate visionaries who believe in better patient care.

Harlan Robins is solving scientific puzzles to improve the way the health care industry diagnoses, monitors and treats diseases around the globe. His company, Adaptive Biotechnologies, has pioneered a patented immunosequencing technology that leverages next-generation sequencing to profile T-cell and B-cell receptors of the adaptive immune system.

Challenging the status quo of health care delivery is what the CHI Franciscan Health Care team likes to do. Led by Matt Levi, director of Virtual Health Services, and Lana Adzhigirey, Care Transformation Progam manager, the team plays a critical role in implementing modern technological initiatives at CHI Franciscan.