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HealthCare.gov saps eHealth's online insurance business

By Bob Herman  |  April 24, 2015

Private health insurance exchange eHealth lost $2.1 million in the first quarter this year and has lost hundreds of thousands of individual exchange members in the past year, the company reported Friday.

Healthcare REIT Ventas reports strong quarter

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 24, 2015

Ventas, a Chicago-based healthcare real estate investment trust, reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2015 as it prepares to acquire a Nashville-based hospital operator and spin off its post-acute and skilled nursing portfolio.

IMS Health posts higher profits

By Joseph Conn  |  April 24, 2015

IMS Health Holdings, which sells technology services and prescribing and clinical data to physicians, posted a dip in revenue but a substantial jump in profitability in its first quarter this year.

Blue Cross eyes Medicare growth through private exchange

By Bob Herman  |  April 24, 2015

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association will build a private health insurance exchange in the hopes of retaining workers who age into the Medicare program, the not-for-profit health plan group said Friday.

AstraZeneca reports slip in first-quarter earnings

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 24, 2015

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca reported a 7% dip in its first-quarter earnings, largely driven by declining sales of some of its best-selling drugs.

Illinois, Chicago hospital groups to merge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 24, 2015

The Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council have concluded that a combined organization could align services and offer members new business and revenue solutions and better technology, data analytics and information services.

Healthways cuts losses in first quarter of 2015

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 23, 2015

Healthways, a Franklin, Tenn.-based developer of wellness and population-health management programs, significantly reduced its losses in the first quarter, after poor financial performance in 2013 and 2014.

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