Frustrated by their annual wrangling over health care reimbursement rates, care provider Fairview Health Systems and insurer Medica decided to try something more collaborative. They didn’t know it two years ago, but they were forming one of the country’s first “accountable care organizations” or ACOs. The model they set up reduces costs for both organizations and it has national influence. But what is an ACO? And will employers get in on the savings, too?
The state is a major—and growing—producer of the microchips found in your smart phone, iPad, and other touchscreen devices.
How to look your best whether in the office or at summer events.
Did Manny Villafaña’s latest IPO get help from high places? It sure could have used some.
Making it easier to get a patent.
All work and no play can make anybody dull. Invite your favorite VIP clients out for a day of fun and leave the Twin Cities behind.
Adam Vickerman brings back Sunday suppers at Café Levain.
The agency turns up the volume on being a Web 3.0 brand by hosting multichannel “Talkinars.”
“A celebration of all that pork can be.”
Carmichael Lynch found and tapped the “deep connection” that Subaru owners make with their cars
In a new initiative from General Mills and Cargill, philanthropy is market building and vice versa.
Social entrepreneurialism is hard at work as a coalition gears up to provide an additional 100 million meals to needy Minnesotans.
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Bringing in a new chief executive allowed Paddock Labs to grow, and attract a buyer.
Starbucks’ experience offers tips for turning mistakes into learning opportunities.
Red Wing is using online video to convey “brand authenticity.”
How banks and finance managers protect businesses against fraud.
6 creative ways to enhance cohesion in a company.
Meet three Minnesota med-tech firms pursuing the obstructive sleep market. What opportunity do they see?
Health care reform is a moving target, but benefit managers still have some changes to aim at.