Brad Smith is the rumored new leader of CMS’ innovation center, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Politico reported.

Medical students in the U.S. are predominantly made up of women for the first time in history, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Stephen Hahn, MD, has been confirmed as commissioner of the FDA by the Senate in a 72-18 vote.

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations is launching a Direct Contracting Taskforce to offer tools and resources to assess and participate in CMS’ new direct contracting payment model, as well as provide a line of communication with CMS to advocate changes.

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.