Aetna using Google Flu Trends to track the flu

Having suffered from a financial hit during 2009's flu season, Aetna is using Google Flu Trends to track the status of this season's flu. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini doesn't think this season's flu epidemic will reach the 2009 level, which cost the company more than $100 million, he told the Fox Business Network, though it still could cost between $50 million and $100 million.

The Google tracker, which provides flu information faster than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helps Aetna manage its resources. >> Read the full article on FierceHealthPayer