Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, becoming the AMA’s first African-American woman to hold the position.
The acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health, which came at a price tag of $69 billion and brought together the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider with one of the biggest pharmacy retailers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is at risk as the transaction is still under review by a court.
A top executive at the healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase––Haven––has stepped down, according to CNBC. Chief operating officer Jack Stoddard, formerly general manager for digital health at Comcast, is reportedly leaving his position for personal reasons after just nine months at the company.
Physicians are a hot commodity right now, with demand for the role rising around the country. That makes finding a job for newly trained physicians easier, according to a new survey from Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruiting firm.