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Banner, UAHN merger in Arizona signals future of academic medical centers

Banner, UAHN merger in Arizona signals future of academic medical centers

The merger of University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health Friday highlights the stark challenges that academic medical centers face in the new economics of healthcare.

Republicans pick Hall to head Congressional Budget Office

By Paul Demko  |  February 27, 2015
Republicans pick Hall to head Congressional Budget Office

Congressional Republicans have named Keith Hall to head the Congressional Budget Office, which plays a crucial role in assessing how much healthcare programs will cost the federal Treasury.



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Illinois Blues names new president

Illinois Blues names new president

Maurice Smith has been promoted to president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Smith, 43, previously served as senior VP of treasury, business development and subsidiary management at the Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., which owns the Blues affiliate.

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