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CVS Health eyes data, wage boosts with $1.5B tax benefit

CVS Health eyes data, wage boosts with $1.5B tax benefit

By Associated Press  |  February 09, 2018

CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings nearly doubled, fueled by a $1.5 billion tax benefit that will help the drugstore chain expand its growing role in customer care. It plans on pumping more money into data analytics to help track prescription drug use and monitor patients' blood tests.

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point

By Alex Kacik and Shelby Livingston  |  February 03, 2018

American healthcare has reached a tipping point. Look no further for proof than the insiders and outsiders who are linking up to disrupt the long-stagnant, cost-ridden industry that's eating up nearly a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.

Record numbers, better credit in 2017 M&A dealmaking

Record numbers, better credit in 2017 M&A dealmaking

By Tara Bannow  |  January 27, 2018

The most mergers ever were recorded in 2017 by financial firm Kaufman Hall, which began tracking deals in 2000. Even with that growth, more financially strong systems are attracting interest in being acquired by a larger or better-positioned system.

CVS vows to stop touching up its beauty images

CVS vows to stop touching up its beauty images

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 27, 2018

CVS Health says it will stop altering images of women in its beauty product marketing because it doesn't want to send messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women.

2018 Outlook: Who to watch in healthcare

2018 Outlook: Who to watch in healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  December 30, 2017

Anthem's CEO Gail Boudreaux, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Optum CEO Larry Renfro are among top healthcare leaders who are likely to have a large impact on the industry in 2018.

Healthcare execs look to make deals in 2018

Healthcare execs look to make deals in 2018

By Tara Bannow  |  December 30, 2017

Half of middle-market healthcare executives say they plan to merge or acquire existing businesses in 2018, setting the stage for another big year of merger and acquisition activity, according to a survey by Capital One Healthcare.

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 09, 2017

As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.

Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 03, 2017

Aetna will operate as a stand-alone unit within CVS and will be run by the insurer's current management team. The deal would create a healthcare giant with more than $240 billion in annual revenue.

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