Hospital CEOs cited financial challenges as their top concern in 2019, according to a new survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

A shortage of a human drug was reported by the FDA as a result of the coronavirus. The agency has been closely monitoring the supply chain in anticipation that the virus, dubbed COVID-19, would lead to potential drug shortages.

The Supreme Court will listen to the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that has been working its way through the lower courts. The court made its decision to hear the case Monday, March 2.

Physicians cited affordability and access to healthcare as the top concerns for the industry in a new survey. And they’re more concerned about these issues in 2020 compared to 2019.

The FTC is moving to block a proposed merger between Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network, two Philadelphia-based health systems. The two entities have a combined annual revenue of $5.9 billion.

More than a dozen HHS workers sent to receive American evacuees from Wuhan, China––where the novel coronavirus originated––without proper training and protective gear, according to a whistleblower complaint reported by the Washington Post.

GoodRx, a telemedicine platform that helps patients find the cheapest prescription drugs and discounts, has been accused of sharing patient data with technology giants, including Google and Facebook.

Health insurance giant Aetna, which is owned by CVS Health, is launching fully insured and self-insured healthcare network options through Aetna Whole Health Atlanta.

As You Sow ranked the 100 most overpaid CEOs across all sectors­­––and included several healthcare names to know.

President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus epidemic during a press briefing Feb. 26, but HHS Secretary Alex Azar said he is still chairman of the press conference.

Just weeks after announcing its leader was departing, Envision Healthcare has appointed James Rechtin as its new CEO and president.

 

The Trump administration recently asked Congress for $2.5 billion in funding to address the outbreak of the disease as the number of cases continues to grow worldwide.