Health technology company Philips is getting out of the home appliance business in order to focus in the healthcare space.

Bloomberg ranked the 500 richest people in the world in its Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with several healthcare names making the list.

 

For 2020, CVS Health has laid out a number of trends in the industry and several challenges to address, including chronic kidney disease care, social determinants of health, poverty and lack of healthcare access, and consumer preferences and engagement.

Health insurer Humana has snagged the top doctor at CMS, Kate Goodrich, MD, who served as chief medical officer of CMS and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.

Vin Gupta, a physician with a background in pulmonary medicine, has been hired by Amazon for its Amazon Care team as a principal scientist.

Kaiser Permanente, a major nonprofit health system based in California, has partnered with SEUI-UHW to launch Futuro Health, a $130 million nonprofit organization.

UPMC Health Plan, a health plan owned by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has launched a new social impact initiative to address social determinants of health and reduce health inequities in underserved communities.

Walgreens has hired Kevin Ban, MD, as its new chief medical officer, the company announced Jan. 6. Ban comes to Walgreens from Athenahealth, where he served as CMO.

Healthcare jobs are among the best paying in the nation, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report. In addition, healthcare jobs are among the best jobs overall for 2020.

HHS and CMS have announced Brad Smith will serve as the new director for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation at CMS and senior advisor to HHS Secretary Alex Azar for value-based transformation.

The average salary for a physician was $363,924 in 2018, according to a new survey.

Scientific and medical research with male authors is more likely to be self presented with positive words compared to research with first or last female authors, according to a new study published in The BMJ. That is, men are more likely than women to put a positive spin on their own work.