Healthcare Reform

Don’t Expect House Health Reform to Move Far in Senate

When does a Congressional bill move forward but not possess much in the way of forward momentum? That will grow apparent as the American Health Care Act moves to the Senate. With a 217-213 vote, the U.S. House on May 4 passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care […]

HIEs diversify, grow in 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and fellow Republicans are set to take over the White House and Congress next year, which means healthcare as we know it will drastically change. One facet of the industry that is not expected to be impacted greatly, however, is the growing field of health information exchanges (HIEs). This is fortunate for […]

Election 2016: Did pharma win or lose?

Does he govern as a populist or as a generic Republican? That’s the question pharma policy hands must be asking themselves after an election in which both candidates beat up on pharma for its pricing practices. The prize has gone to a decidedly non-traditional candidate of the traditional party of business. Donald Trump ran against […]

Digital health news update: Merger mania; advertising’s existential dillema

Walgreens is expanding its telehealth deal with MDLive to cover behavioral therapy virtual visits as part of a broader mental health offering. Fortune notes that it “gives Walgreens an important touchpoint with payers, providers and patients: drug adherence.” Fitbit CEO James Park told investors and analysts that the company is looking to go deeper on […]