Healthcare Spending is up 4.6 Percent for 2011; Star Nutrition Adds New Canadian Distributor; EMC’s IT Adopted by Munson Healthcare - Health Minute for October 1, 2012

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:30pm

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Healthcare spending was up by 4.6 percent in 2011, according to a new report by the Health Care Cost Institute. That’s higher than the 3.8 percent increase reported for 2010. The report is based on claims data of more than 40 million insured, about 25 percent of all those with employer-sponsored health insurance, ESI. 2011 healthcare spending for people with ESI averaged $4,547 per person for the year.

Star Nutrition, a California-based health and wellness industry company, has added Peak Performance Products as the newest Canadian distributor for its Incrediwear brand. Incrediwear products, including socks, insoles, and braces, provide benefits such as additional blood flow, thermal regulation, and wicking moisture to allow users to train harder and longer, and recover faster from workouts while aiding pain relief to injured body parts. Other companies working with Peak include Nogii, Dymatize, BPI Sports, Organique, and other athletic, lifestyle, and beauty products.

EMC’s IT has been adopted by Munson Healthcare, a regional group of eight hospitals and five clinics in Michigan, to transform the system’s IT infrastructure and deliver new IT services. Munson has created a Health Information Exchange to enable providers to facilitate a high level of patient care through a private cloud enabled by EMC and VMware technologies.

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