Healthcare executives are bullish on the financial performance of their own organizations looking into 2019, but they are less enthusiastic about the sector as a whole, according to a recent survey from J.P. Morgan.
Serkan Kutan has been appointed chief technology officer to the healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The venture, still unnamed, was formed at the start of 2018.
For CFOs, whose roles have changed and expanded, rising pressures in the healthcare landscape have led to a greater need for coordination across financial, clinical and operational stakeholders, according to a recent CFO outlook report from Kaufman Hall.
The U.S. adult uninsured rate for healthcare reached 13.7 percent at the end of 2018––a four-year high, according to a recent Gallup poll. The findings underscore the actions of the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act over the last two years.
A former federal prosecutor has been appointed to lead an investigation into the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital heart surgery unit, The Tampa Bay Times reported. The hospital, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been the focus of a scandal after a recent Tampa Bay Times investigation revealed the unit’s mortality rate had tripled in just a few years.