Leadership

Data alone can’t bring in new partnerships and build a successful healthcare operator. There has to be a story behind the data to help get new models of care off the ground, according to partners with PwC, who spoke at ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference in Chicago.

The healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase finally has a name: Haven.

In the midst of breakup woes that include a court fight, the failed merger between Cigna and Anthem apparently weighed heavily on the mind of Cigna’s CEO, David Cordani, before it even fell apart. According to Bloomberg, Cordani privately expressed regret he had agreed to the deal that would have left him in a reduced role.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning. Gottlieb has manned the agency since May 2017 and will leave his position in about a month.

CVS Health has named Roshan Navagamuwa as its new chief information officer to lead the company’s integration with Aetna, which it acquired late last year, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The tension that has long simmered between providers and payers across U.S. healthcare is ripe for the easing. And the present moment may offer the best opportunity in decades for all parties to build trust where suspicion has become the default position. 

Months after acquiring online pharmacy PillPack for approximately $1 billion, Amazon has appointed a 14-year veteran with the company to lead its new pharmacy business, CNBC reported. Nader Kabbani has been named vice president of consumables, special projects.

In an analysis of hospital reviews posted on Yelp, researchers found the word “told” was correlated to negative reviews, while words like “great” and “friendly” were correlated with positive ones. Findings were posted in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

A former employee of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business is allowed to work for the new healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, a U.S. District Court judge ruled.

Some companies in particular are rising above the fray with their innovative solutions, according to Fast Company, which ranked the most innovative companies for 2019 across industries and overall.

 

Physician burnout is getting better, according to a new triennial study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In fact, doctors were less likely to indicate emotional exhaustion and depersonalization in a survey in 2017 compared to 2014, and burnout prevalence is closer to 2011 levels.

More details about the still-unnamed healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have come out during the ongoing court case over the hiring of a former UnitedHealth Group executive. The newly unsealed documents reveal the joint venture is aiming to redesign health insurance, The Wall Street Journal reported.