March 08, 2018
Cigna has announced that it will acquire Express Scripts in a $67 billion deal. The deal brings health benefits and pharmacy benefits under the same roof and is the latest in a string of acquisitions and mergers as the industry attempts to address health costs.
What We're Reading: Cost of Healthcare Bills; Albertsons Buying Rite Aid; Pediatric Cancer Therapies
February 21, 2018
Research analyzes the cost of processing healthcare bills; supermarket operator Albertsons will buy drugstore chain Rite Aid; a review of phase 1 clinical trials finds just 1 in 10 children with cancer see improvements.
February 12, 2018
The United States healthcare system is about to undergo some changes. The proposed cross-sector merger between CVS Health and Aetna created some waves and it was followed by an even bigger surprise: the partnership between Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway to create a new healthcare company.
February 03, 2018
The changing payment and competition landscape in healthcare are the 2 biggest challenges facing community oncologists today, explained Robin Shah, vice president of Provider Marketing and Strategy at Flatiron Health.
February 01, 2018
Last year brought one weather disaster after another. With 2017 in the past, it is best to take a bit of time and figure out how your medical practice is prepared should 2018 be the year a disaster hits your practice.
What We're Reading: New Healthcare Partnership; Fitness App Revealed Military Sites; Abortion Bill Fails
January 30, 2018
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase & Co are partnering to deliver healthcare in a new way to their employees; a fitness app accidentally revealed the locations of military bases and personnel through a global heat map; a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy fell short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate.
January 25, 2018
Analysis finds ties between pharmaceutical industry and federal government are deepening; Mississippi readies a Medicaid work requirement waiver; research identifies danger of interactions between herbal supplements and prescription medications.
January 21, 2018
Community oncology practices need to think outside of the box to keep up with competition and be successful, said Robin Shah, vice president of Provider Marketing and Strategy at Flatiron Health