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Developing a cybersecurity arsenal: the president adds a new weapon

By Joseph Conn  |  February 18, 2015

Be prepared for a new acronym, ISAOs, to join the myriad others in the world of healthcare technology, thanks to President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity executive order. But ISAOs are far from the only weapon healthcare IT needs to thwart cyberattacks.

National action needed to advance telemedicine

National action needed to advance telemedicine

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 17, 2015

Telehealth, which has been around for four decades, lives in regulatory limbo, despite being one of the more promising technologies for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.

Analytics firm Inovalon files first digital-health IPO of 2015

By Darius Tahir  |  January 10, 2015

Inovalon, a firm offering analytics to healthcare customers, is seeking $500 million in an initial public offering, the first digital health IPO of the year. The Bowie, Md.-based company will be listed on the Nasdaq, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Walgreen heads to the ACO exit door, twice

By Melanie Evans  |  December 30, 2014

National pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. has exited two Medicare accountable care organizations, the second publicly traded company this year to scale back its investment in the closely watched Obamacare initiative that seeks to curb U.S. healthcare spending.

What's in store for Walgreen now

By Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  December 14, 2014

Walgreen's problems are now Stefano Pessina's problems. With the pending retirement of CEO Greg Wasson and the earlier departure of much of his executive team, Pessina will take charge as acting CEO once Walgreen and Alliance Boots complete the second step of their merger in the first quarter.

Walgreen says CEO Greg Wasson will retire

Walgreen says CEO Greg Wasson will retire

By Associated Press  |  December 10, 2014

Walgreen Co. says president and CEO Greg Wasson will retire after the drugstore chain completes its merger with health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.

Walgreen partners with MDLive to offer video visits

By Darius Tahir  |  December 08, 2014

Walgreen Co. is working with startup MDLive to offer video visits through the retail pharmacy chain's mobile app. The partnership with MDLive has the potential to dramatically expand Walgreen's telehealth platform on mobile devices.

Wal-Mart drops insurance coverage for some part-time workers

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 07, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores will cease offering health insurance coverage to employees who work less than 30 hours a week, likely pushing many of those workers to healthcare exchanges created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Wal-Mart follows several other major retailers who also have cut...

Walgreen posts 4Q loss on Alliance Boots charge

By Associated Press  |  September 30, 2014

Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain's results still met Wall Street expectations.

Cardinal Health names CFO, pharmaceutical unit CEO

Cardinal Health names CFO, pharmaceutical unit CEO

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 12, 2014

Cardinal Health, a Dublin, Ohio-based distribution and medical supplies company, promoted two executives, naming Michael Kaufmann as CFO and Jon Giacomin as CEO of the pharmaceutical segment.

Reform Update: UnitedHealth's Optum Labs adds universities, insurer and Merck

Reform Update: UnitedHealth's Optum Labs adds universities, insurer and Merck

By Melanie Evans  |  September 10, 2014

The research and development laboratory launched by UnitedHealth Group and the Mayo Clinic to capitalize on healthcare's data profusion and healthcare reform expanded again this week, adding two prominent universities, the Minnesota health plan Medica and pharmaceutical giant Merck.

Walgreen drops on report it will keep U.S. tax base

By Associated Press  |  August 05, 2014

Shares of Walgreen Co. have tumbled on media reports that the drugstore chain will not reincorporate itself overseas — a politically touchy move that could significantly lower its tax bill.

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