Civica Rx, the not-for-profit drug company startup created by a group of hospitals and health systems to reduce drug shortages, is prepared to ship its first eight injectable medicines.

Humana is launching two new partnerships in four states to better care for its Medicare Advantage and commercially insured members who have kidney care.

Amazon’s online pharmacy business, PillPack, has integrated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to help members of the health plan manage their medications.

Physicians are in high demand, with a 5% increase in job opportunities in the U.S. since 2018, according to a new research study on the 2019 labor market for doctors by Doximity.

The American Medical Association launched a new training program that aims to train future physicians to be better equipped in modern health systems through its Health Systems Science Scholars Program.

Millennials, the generation known for its tech-savviness, are changing the healthcare consumer space as they make their own care decisions. And many place more trust in big technology companies over health insurers and health systems, according to a recent survey from Kaufman Hall.

One of the nation’s largest health insurers is using AI to help persuade patients to get their seasonal flu shot, The Wall Street Journal reported.

HHS has announced a new initiative to make a medication taken to prevent HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, available for free to those without prescription drug insurance coverage.

GE Healthcare has announced a new $100 million contract with a European imaging company and new investments in 3D printing, robotics and virtual patient monitoring.

Amazon has launched a medical transcription service for clinical documentation, allowing doctors to transcribe conversations with patients into electronic health records.

CVS Health is acquiring Centene’s Illinois health plan subsidiary, IlliniCare Health Plan, the companies announced Dec. 2. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Medical care costs are set to rise again in 2020, with a projected increased of 6.8%, according to the 2020 Global Medical Trends Survey Report from Willis Towers Watson.