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.

 

Kaiser Permanente, the Oakland, Calif.-based non-profit health system, will name its new medical school after its late CEO and chairman Bernard Tyson, who died suddenly in November.

Hospital groups are not happy about a new HHS requirement that will force all hospitals to publicly post their prices for services online. A group of hospital associations plan to launch a lawsuit against the agency just days after it finalized the rule, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Bernard Tyson, CEO and chairman of California-based not-for-profit health system Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly Nov. 10 at age 60.

A number of leadership changes at the U.S. FDA were announced Nov. 1 by the White House and HHS, including an intent to nominate a new leader of the agency.

Apple has hired a prominent cardiologist, David Tsay, MD, from Columbia University Medical Center, CNBC reported.

Louisville-based Humana plans to cut down its workforce 2% over the coming days, or about 800 employees, the company confirmed. 

Cleveland Clinic has released its rankings for the best medical innovations for 2020.

Cleveland Clinic and American Well are launching their very own digital health company to provide telehealth services, the companies announced this week.

Minnesota is the best place to be a pharmacist in 2019, according to a new ranking from Drug Topics.

Roughly 57,000 unionized workers in California from Kaiser Permanente have ratified a new agreement with the healthcare nonprofit. The agreement, which ended a scheduled strike in October by the workers amid negotiations for a new workforce contract, was announced at the end of September.