Leadership

Kaiser Permanente has named Gregory A. Adams as its new permanent CEO and chairman. Adams was serving as interim CEO following the death of Kaiser’s former leader, Bernard Tyson, in November.

Digital investments are top of mind for health systems leaders in 2020, according to a new report from PwC Health Research Institute.

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.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma asked taxpayers to reimburse $47,000 worth of property that was stolen while she was in San Francisco for a speech.

Amazon has free access to the healthcare information collected by the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) under the terms of a government contract, The Guardian revealed. The information could potentially give Amazon a huge leg up to develop, advertise and sell its own products.

Women in medicine have yet to achieve parity compared to their male counterparts, according to a recent survey from Merritt Hawkins, Women in Medicine.

Medical students are hoping to graduate without school debt, but medical school admissions officers say it’s unlikely that tuition-free schooling will be a reality within the next decade, according to surveys from Kaplan Test Prep.

Physician compensation continues to grow despite no significant change in productivity, according to a recent survey from consulting firm SullivanCotter.

The relationship between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and HHS Secretary Alex Azar has become so fraught that both President Trump and Vice President Pence have stepped in to try to “salvage the situation,” which has threatened to undermine the administration’s healthcare agenda, Axios reported, citing three senior administration officials.

Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, has partnered with health technology company Philips to offer remote monitoring for Humana’s high-risk Medicare Advantage members to cut down on readmissions and improve care delivery in real time.

 

Health systems are looking to boost patient engagement and invest more in data and analytics in 2020, according to a new report looking at the top initiatives for next year. 

A new drug with the potential to help heart-failure patients comes with a staggering cost––$651 a day, or $225,000 a year. The sky-high price tag has caused some researchers associated with developing the drug to speak out, Bloomberg reported.