Mergers & Acquisitions Advocate Aurora-Atrium's proposed merger sparks pricing concerns Advocate Aurora hospitals in Wisconsin have consistently charged commercial insurers higher-than-average prices since the 2018 merger. Politics & Policy Senate approves big Biden deal; House to vote next The measure caps out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors on Medicare and extends expiring subsidies that help 13 million people afford health insurance. Finance How health systems performed in the second quarter Large health systems experienced mixed financial results during the second quarter as labor costs and COVID-19 continued to act as headwinds. Technology Amwell tapped for CVS Health's virtual care platform Amwell's net loss rose 82.9% to $69.7 million in the second quarter. Mergers & Acquisitions Pfizer buying spree continues with $5.4B hematology deal The company plans to have about $25 billion in sales by 2030 come from new business developments. MH Magazine Exclusive Technology Q&A with Myra Davis: ‘Innovation is everyone’s responsibility’ Myra Davis, chief information innovation officer at Texas Children’s Hospital, discusses how her team tackles change by collaborating with other leaders within the health system. Clinical Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases “If climate is changing, the risk of these diseases are changing,” said study co-author Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Insurance SCAN Group plots course for Medicare Advantage growth The not-for-profit insurer grew its Medicare Advantage membership 17% during open enrollment last year to more than 270,000 patients. Labor Healthcare hiring rose in July, jobs report shows Ambulatory care providers led hiring as the healthcare industry added nearly 70,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. MH Magazine Exclusive People Q&A: Leaders should adopt a ‘boots-on-the-ground approach’ Dr. Abi Sundaramoorthy, chief medical officer at COPD-care company Wellinks, talks about what attracted her to medicine and some leadership lessons she’s learned from previous roles. MH Magazine Exclusive Opinion Opinion: Reflections on four decades in the healthcare C-suite The industry will continue to change, sometimes at a dizzying speed. It is our responsibility to adapt in the way that most benefits our patients and communities. MH Magazine Exclusive Hospitals Healthcare is dirty. Hospitals are doing something about it Two carbon-emitting culprits account for nearly 80% of the healthcare industry’s footprint: the supply chain and nonrenewable energy investments. Sponsored Content Events & Programs Women Leaders in Healthcare The Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference features an engaging lineup of educational content, with keynote presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions exploring topics relevant to both established and emerging women leaders, as well as numerous networking opportunities throughout the three-day event. ESG: The New Imperative Modern Healthcare Custom Media’s ESG: The New Imperative educational series and Summit will empower C-suite healthcare executives with the knowledge, insights and solutions they need to lead their organizations and communities in support of ESG and meet boardroom, financial and governmental demands. Apply to the program Join Modern Board Accelerator to experience and take advantage of an evidence-based curriculum, condensed into a fast-paced 24-hour training program you’ll need to design a personal, practical and on-trend boardroom strategy. Attend the 2022 symposium The seventh annual Leadership Symposium offers a unique opportunity for qualified leaders to extend and deepen their knowledge of trending healthcare issues. Participants learn and network with colleagues and other high-performing leaders, including nominees from Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare."