CDPHP expanding coverage to North Country region
Health insurer CDPHP announced Tuesday it will expand its coverage to New York's North Country region. The Albany company is adding Franklin, Clinton, Essex and Warren counties to its network area. CDPHP currently serves the other 11 counties of the Capital Region as well as Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Delaware, Chenago, Broome, Tioga, Ulster, Orange and Duchess counties. The insurer is the third-largest privately-held company in the area with $2.16 billion in revenue last year, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Andrew H. Roiter Source Type: news

​What’s next for Elizabeth Holmes in the Theranos fraud case?
Once celebrated as a Silicon Valley unicorn, Theranos has become the latest tale of corporate hubris and investor myopia. The indictment of founder Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos' former president on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud can be viewed as evidence that the company was built on little more than a pack of lies. But proving a criminal case is not always as easy as it first appears. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter J. Henning Source Type: news

AMRI hits hiring targets in Buffalo as negotiations with the state continue
The Albany-based biotechnology company anchors a $55 million drug discovery lab on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

VC Tim Draper sticks with Elizabeth Holmes, says Theranos was 'forced to fail'
Days after Theranos Inc. CEO Elizabeth Holmes was hit with criminal fraud charges, venture investor Tim Draper is sticking to his story that her blood-testing business was a victim of mob mentality. “I’ve always believed people are innocent until proven guilty,” Draper said in an interview with Cheddar. “Her mission was to change healthcare as we know it, to make it an easier system, and she was doing really good work … The attack came so soon, I believe she wasn’t prepared for it.” Holmes resigned as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor group strikes deal with private equity firm
The Institute for Reproductive Health, a fertility center with three locations in Greater Cincinnati, has sold its laboratory-related assets to the New York private equity firm WindRose Health Investors. The institute will merge its laboratory with Ovation Fertility, which is a WindRose portfolio company. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Joining Ovation Fertility’s affiliated physicians are Dr. Sherif Awadalla, Dr. Michael Scheiber and Dr. Thomas Burwinkel of the Institute for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Cincinnati included in expansion of Lyft's free ride program
Lyft and the American Cancer Society are expanding a partnership that provides free rides to cancer patients to one state and seven cities including Cincinnati. In addition to existing partnerships in Las Vegas and Miami, the program is expanding to the Queen City, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and St. Louis as well as the state of New Jersey. When patients contact the ACS for a ride to cancer treatments, the society will be able to use Lyft’s Concierge tool to request those… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Bill Cieslewicz Source Type: news

Triad health system CEO resigns
Randolph Health said Tuesday that CEO Steven Eblin will resign from his position this year. He will be replaced by Angela Orth, who has served as chief operating officer since 2013. Eblin's resignation comes as Randolph Health is in the middle of a search for a larger health system to join. The Asheboro system has been in talks with Cone Health for more than a year about partnering with the Greensboro network, but the talks fell through. The chairman of Randolph Health's boa rd of directors said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Greene County primary care offices joining Kettering Health
Primary care providers from Xenia and Jamestown are joining the Kettering Physician Network. Dr. Kevin Sharrett and his team of physicians, advanced practice providers and staff are joining Kettering Physician Network, part of the Kettering Health Network, according to a release. The practice has offices in Jamestown and Xenia, and will be known as Kettering Physician Network Primary Care – Jamestown. “We are extremely pleased and excited to join the Kettering Health Network family,” Sharrett… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s research offers hope for autism patients
Scientists at Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital have solved the mystery of why a gene already linked to some people with autism is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, which offers hope for patients. A study by the researchers at the Avondale hospital indicates that disruption of the gene CHD8 hinders t he production and maintenance of nerve insulation, which harms the brain’s neuronal connections and contributes to white matter damage. Although previous studies showed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Fairview, University of Minnesota sign letter of intent for revamped pact
Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota have approved a non-binding letter of intent that would govern their long-time — and historically rocky — relationship for years to come, the organizations said Monday. The deal calls for Fairview to make an annual contribution of $35 million to the University of Minnesota medical school. That amount would increase to $50 million annually by 2021. In addition, Minneapolis -based Fairview would make payments based on figures that vary from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Ascension creates subsidiary to focus on process automation
Agilify will use intelligent process automation to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Robotics company Embodied lands $22 million in funding
Robotics and artificial intelligence company Embodied Inc. has raised $22 million in financing to expand its staff of developers. The Series A round was led by Calibrate Ventures with new major investor Jazz Venture Partners. Existing investors included Osage University Partners, Intel Capital and Grishin Robotics.  Calibrate Ventures partner Jason Schoettler and Andrew Firlik from Jazz Venture Partners will join Embodied’ s board of directors. Pasadena, California-based Embodied is developing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Broward medical lab files Chapter 11 with $3.8M in debt
The company once had over $4 million in revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Triad hospital names new CEO
Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy has named a new CEO. Chris Lumsden, 60, will step into the hospital's lead executive role July 23. He previously served as CEO of Halifax Regional Health System in South Boston, Virginia, then as president and administrator of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital when the facility merged with Norfolk-based Sentara Health care in 2013. “Moving forward, we are confident that Chris Lumsden’s expertise in healthcare administration, coupled with his… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

North Shore InnoVentures appoints new president, CEO
North Shore InnoVentures, the nonprofit business incubator in Beverly has appointed Chris Ilsley as its CEO and president. North Shore InnoVentures just reached its 10-year mark helping early-stage biotech and cleantech companies increase their probability for success. The incubator's founder and former CEO, Martha Farmer, is retiring but plans to continue her role as a newly elected member of its board. Ilsley has h elped grow investment in the life sciences in both the U.S. and the U.K., most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Abigail Summerville Source Type: news

Marijuana eyed as additional tool in fight against opioid addiction
As it works to create ongoing programs to address opioid addiction across New York, the state announced today that medical marijuana could soon become an option. The New York State Department of Health said it will develop a regulatory amendment that will add opioids to 12 existing qualifying conditions now in place for individuals to receive referral from a physician to utilize medical marijuana. While details have not yet been finalized, department offi cials said possibilities could include providing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Orlando Health snags Lake Nona-area land for expansion
The 15-acre property is near the Shoppes at Randal Park. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes hit with federal criminal fraud charges
Elizabeth Holmes, the high-profile but secretive founder of blood testing company Theranos Inc., and her second in command, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were charged with federal wire fraud, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Holmes, who stepped down as CEO of Theranos earlier Friday, and Balwani, the company's former president, were arraigned on the criminal charges in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Both pleaded not guilty. Holmes and Balwani are charged with two counts of conspiracy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How Mercy is using technology to bring health care to the patient
Can quality health care come at home, rather than the hospital? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Senior exec leaves Catholic Health for HealthNow post
Longtime Catholic Health executive Dr. Michael Edbauer has left the system to join HealthNow New York Inc. as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Edbauer joins a $2.5 billion Buffalo company that includes health plans BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York in Albany, as well as Health Now Brokerage Concepts in Blue Bell, Pa.; and Health Now Administrative Services, with operations across the country .  His role will include guiding strategy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

How S.F. startup Solv is building the OpenTable of convenient health care
Using the app, patients can enter their condition, location and availability and be matched up with an urgent care center with a same-day opening. With a growing shortage of primary care clinicians, urgent care and retail clinics are increasingly becoming the avenue through which patients are accessing the health care system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Fast-growing Plano company a trailblazer in behavioral health
Oceans Healthcare was founded more than 14 years ago to address a gap in the health care system, a mission that has since made it a leader in behavioral health. First created in Louisiana, Oceans moved to Plano in late 2014 to tap into the region’s talent pool, business culture and accessibility. The company specializes in offering behavioral health care, especially to geriatric adults.  Most of the company’s growth has been organic, not just throug h opening new facilities, but also in expanding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news

Garland company has a prescription for fast growth
With the DFW ’s population forecasted to keep booming, Redmond& Greer stands to benefit for years to come. They plan to grow 30 to 40 percent this year, and they ’re eyeing merger and acquisition activity in the next five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Roberson Source Type: news

'I tried to scale too quickly' and other cautionary tales from Baltimore area entrepreneurs
The ability to adjust, remain openminded and bounce back from failure are key characteristics any entrepreneur needs to succeed. As one Baltimore entrepreneur said, "Jeff Bezos started off with Amazon just selling books. Imagine what would ’ve happened to that company if he hadn’t adapted.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

How a Gaithersburg company is saving lives with bacteria-killing viruses
The Gaithersburg-based company is raising $5 million, ahead of a planned Series A round of at least $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, to bring a therapy for drug-resistant bacteria to market as soon as possible. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Highmark vows to continue fight for risk-corridor payments
Pittsburgh-based insurer said it's staying the course despite another insurer receiving an unfavorable ruling. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

House passes bill to ease addiction workforce shortage
A bipartisan effort to encourage more people to enter jobs in the substance abuse treatment field cleared the U.S. House this week as lawmakers considered a series of bills  aimed at addressing issues related to the opioid epidemic. U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, who sponsored the legislation with Kentucky Republican Rep. Hal Rogers, praised lawmakers for unanimously approving the measure that seeks to offer student loan repayment ben efits to those who agree to work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Shannon Young Source Type: news

More Cincinnati doctors sign on to recommend medical marijuana
Ohio ’s State Medical Board on Wednesday approved more physicians for certificates to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. Among the names newly added to the list are 15 doctors in Greater Cincinnati. Doctors with the certification may recommend – not “prescribe” – marijuana for pati ents diagnosed with 21 approved conditions such as cancer and chronic severe pain.  The local physicians that have been added to the list are: James Bingham, Cincinnati Shayla Pullen, Cincinnati Zeeshan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

Letter: Employers can help direct care to high-quality, low-cost sites
To the Editor: We applaud the Massachusetts Employer-Led Coalition to Reduce Health Care Costs for their commitment to avoiding unnecessary emergency department visits and lowering the state’s total cost of care (Mass. business groups, insurers form coalition to save $100M in health care costs, May 30). As b usinesses work to control their health care costs, we encourage them to collaborate with primary care providers to improve employees’ health and motivate them to make healthy lifestyle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Strongwater Source Type: news

Jefferson selects site for 25,000-square-foot bioprocessing institute
Thomas Jefferson University has found a home for its proposed educational and training center for biological manufacturing. The 25,000-square-foot facility, to be called The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing, will open in the spring of 2019 at the Spring House Innovation Park in Lower Gwynedd, Pa. The institute will house programs to educate and train about 2,500 people, including biopharmaceutical professionals a nd bioprocessing engineering students, annually to produce potentially life-saving… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Women of Influence: Dr. Karen Cassidy, UnitedHealthcare
Get to know Women of Influence winner Dr. Karen Cassidy of UnitedHealthcare. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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Health insurance 'disruptor' hires CEO, signs deal with Penn Medicine
A former Philadelphia City Councilman is now at the helm of Homestead Smart Health Plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente strikes deal for Emory Healthcare to treat patients
Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente have struck a deal for Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph ’s Hospital to become the primary hospitals for Kaiser Permanente physicians and patients. Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest non-profit health plan, with 375,000 members in 28 counties in metro Atlanta and four counties near Athens Kaiser Permanente members are expected to begin receivin g care at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Merz NA CEO talks plans from Raleigh HQ
After heading into 2018 with a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance and an expanded sales force, Merz NA has made a pair of new skincare line launches. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

10 Minutes With... Nicole Castleberry, Wesley Healthcare
Nicole Castleberry is the new chief financial officer of Wesley Healthcare in Wichita. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brittany Schowalter Source Type: news

New ACA fight targets pre-existing conditions
The Affordable Care Act is back in the courts, being leveraged in a different way by the Justice Department. The issue at hand: Whether dropping the individual mandate penalty has made other parts of the law, including a ban on charging higher premiums for pre-existing conditions, unconstitutional. The Department of Justice declined to defend a suit filed by Texas and 19 other states against the ACA, He alth Care Dive reports. Instead, it filed a brief claiming that since the mandate penalty was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Betsey Guzior Source Type: news

Time Warner-AT & T deal could pave way for CVS-Aetna acquisition
Experts say a federal judge's ruling that gave the green light to an $85.4 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner spells good news for CVS Health Corp. The massive AT&T and Time Warner deal to combine a media powerhouse and a telecommunications giant — known as a "vertical" merger deal in which two companies whose industries don't directly overlap — is promising for CVS, which announced in December a $69 billion deal to buy health insurance giant Aetna Inc. “AT&T/Time Warner decision … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Baltimore health chief Wen wants to close the life expectancy gap between poor and wealthy areas
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen uses an example to highlight some of the challenges causing a wide health disparities gap between the city's richer, white neighborhoods and poorer, black neighborhoods. As a physician, she said it would be difficult for her to recommend healthier eating to a heart disease patient living in one of Baltimore's food deserts. Why? Because that patient may have to take two buses to get to the nearest grocery store. And that store may be a Whole Foods,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

StrideBio closes financing round with $15.7M
StrideBio Inc. has secured $15.7M in an oversubscribed series A financing round led by Hatteras Venture Partners. The financing round's co-investors were Takeda Ventures, Inc., UCB Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan Haar Source Type: news

Sunset Hills assisted living center seeks expansion to house more couples
If the application is approved, the facility will convert several single-bedded units into double-bedded units. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Eisai to open Alzheimer's research center in Alewife next year
The 50,000-square-foot Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery will be located inside the new Alewife Research Center on CambridgePark Drive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

SBA 2018 finalist video spotlight: Levy Dermatology
Levy Dermatology offers surgical, medical and cosmetic treatments for diseases of the skin, hair and nails. "What we believes separates a good clinic from a great clinic and, likewise, a good business from a great business is customer service," said Dr. Alan Levy, founder and medical director of Levy Dermatology. Levy Dermatology was a finalist for an MBJ 2018 Small Business Award, in the medium cate gory, which honors companies with 21-50 employees. The awards event was held May 15 at the Holiday… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Dallas-based health care company acquired by Alight Solutions
Alight Solutions announced today the acquisition of Compass Professional Health Services, a Dallas-based health care technology company that provides consulting services to more than 1,700 companies across the United States, including Southwest Airlines, Nebraska Furniture Mart and T-Mobile. “We are thrilled to join an organization with a focus on its clients and their people that so closely aligns to Compass’ mission of redefining health care,” Adam Johnson, president of Compass, said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Faith Isbell, Editorial intern Source Type: news

Pa. hospitals battling governor over proposal for state's 'Quality Care Assessment' funds
The opposition is against a plan to increase, by 60 percent, the amount of funds generated by a hospital tax that will go into the state's general fund for non health care-related expenses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

St. Christopher's gets new CEO
The new owners of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children have made a change in the leadership of the North Philadelphia pediatric medical center. American Academic Health System on Wednesday promoted George T. Rizzuto, the hospital's chief financial officer for the past for year, to interim chief executive officer effective immediately. He was previously vice president of clinical and support services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital . Rizzuto succeeds James B. Burke, who had been serving… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cardinal Health sells majority stake in bundled payment startup it acquired three years ago
Cardinal Health Inc. has sold to a private equity firm a majority stake in a health IT startup it acquired three years ago, saying it wants to rapidly accelerate the promising division's growth. The Nashville-based NaviHealth division had drawn praise from Cardinal CEO Mike Kaufmann for "strong demand and execution" in a March call with analysts. Its software helps hospitals save money by better tracking and coordinating care of patients after they're discharged and sets data-based "bundl ed payments"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

MedBen names new CEO: Long-time president who guided transformation from direct insurer
Central Ohio's largest employee benefits firm has promoted its longtime president to CEO after he led a transition from being a direct health insurer and added an element of tech startup. Kurt Harden was named CEO of Newark-based MedBen at the company's annual meeting in May. Rising through the 80-year-old company for 27 years, he'd been president for six years after a year as COO. Harden succeeds Doug Freeman, who is keeping operations roles in finance and other functions in a ne w role as executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Atlanta psychiatrist elected AMA president
Atlanta psychiatrist Patrice A. Harris will take the helm of American Medical Association after being elected president Tuesday at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago. Harris, who is the chief health officer for Fulton County, becomes the first African-American woman to hold the office. Following a year-long term as AMA president-elect, she will be installed as president in June 2019. Harris has experience as a private practicing physician, public health admini strator, patient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news