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Nashville-based HCA Healthcare completed its purchase of Mission Health for approximately $1.5 billion.

Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system based in California, has hired its first chief population health officer, Christopher Stanley, MD, MBA.

General Electric (GE) has changed its original strategy and will now aim to sell nearly half of its healthcare unit, GE Healthcare, according to GE CEO Larry Culp.

Switching type 2 diabetics from analogue insulin therapies to human insulin products saves patients money without compromising health, according to new research published in JAMA.

New details emerged about the healthcare venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase during a court battle with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest healthcare insurer, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a proposal to change access standards for community care and urgent care by allowing veterans to seek care with the VA or other community providers.

Apple is in talks with at least three Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to bring its watch technology to at-risk seniors, according to a report from CNBC. 

Readily available procedure pricing may be the key to reducing healthcare costs in the country, according to new research from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (UM).

Hospitals are becoming safer places for patients, after a decline in hospital-acquired conditions saved approximately 20,000 lives and $7.7 billion in costs, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

E-cigarettes may actually help smokers quit, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Nearly half––46 percent––of adults reported they had not heard of a health policy known as Medicare for all, according to a recent AmeriSpeak Spotlight on Health survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

CMS has proposed expanding supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage plans to include any benefit that “improves or maintains health,” particularly for the chronically ill population, the agency announced Jan. 30. MA plans will be able to more freely offer benefits such as meals and home modifications to better serve members with certain conditions.