Health expenditures in the United States neared $2.6 trillion in 2010, over ten times the $256 billion spent in 1980. The rate of growth in recent years has slowed relative to the late 1990s and early 2000s, but is still expected to grow faster than national income over the foreseeable future, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Since 2001, employer-sponsored health coverage for family premiums have increased by 113 percent, placing increasing cost burdens on employers and workers in the public sector. Hospital care and physician/clinical services combined account for half (51 percent) of the nation’s health expenditures.
Professor of Global Health Joins Growing Biosensor Technology Company CAMPBELL, Calif., October 8, 2012 — Vital Connect, Inc. (VCI), a growing biosensor technology company, today announced that world-renown global health professional Sir Richard Feachem has joined its board of directors. Professor Sir Richard Feachem is... READ MORE >>
Leading Cardiologist to Advise Growing Biosensor Technology Company Campbell, Calif., October 15, 2012 — Vital Connect, Inc. (VCI), a growing biosensor technology company, today announced that prominent cardiologist Neal White, MD, FACC, has joined its Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Neal White is the heart failure medical director... READ MORE >>