The models used by many newer health insuers rely on data and claims information to identify members most in need of health care interventions–and then brings the doctor to them. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spending an hour waiting in a sterile doctor's office waiting room paging through a dog-eared copy of People magazine under fluorescent lighting may soon just be a tale we tell our grandkids, right up there with, "when I was your age, I had to walk to school, uphill both ways."

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.