Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday announced increased sales for the third quarter ending May 31, largely as the result of its acquisition of Alliance Boots. It also officially named Stefano Pessina as CEO.
CVS Health is leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying the trade group's position on tobacco products is incompatible with CVS' focus on health. Whether other health firms will follow CVS' lead is an open question at this point.
Walgreen Co. expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Monday that Tim Theriault, executive VP and global CIO, will step down for personal reasons. Anthony Roberts, who has served as Alliance Boots' senior VP and international CIO since 2012, will assume the role of senior VP and global CIO.
Health systems long have studied demographic and marketing data from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau, health-planning agencies and hospital associations, in deciding where to locate new facilities. Increasingly, they are using new sources of information such as EHRs, insurers' billing...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Co. says president and CEO Greg Wasson will retire after the drugstore chain completes its merger with health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.
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...