Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center appoints new execs as part of leadership shake-up
Just a few day after the abrupt departure of a few top executives,  Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has made some new appointments. According to a Jan. 18 press release, the newly appointed executives are: Dr. John Byrne, senior vice president and chief medical officer. He most recently served as chief medical officer for HCA Gulf Coast Division, a local hosp ital system that's part of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA). Loretta Lee, acting chief nursing officer. Her more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Bay Area health-care organization reaches $610 million deal to sell four hospitals
Nonprofit healthcare system Verity Health has reached a potential breakthrough in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings with an agreement to sell four of its six hospitals for $610 million to a group based in Southern California. Two of the four hospitals in Verity Health’s asset purchase agreement with KPC Group are located in Northern California. Seton Medical Center is in Daly City, and its sister facility Seton Coastside is found down the coast in Moss Beach. The other two hospitals in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dean Boerner Source Type: news

Oregon state employees have richer benefits and pay less than neighboring states, report says
Oregon state employees contribute less to their premiums than state employees in Washington, Idaho and Nevada, according to the report from Milliman. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center hires new COO from Michigan health system
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center named Rosanna Morris as its new chief operating officer in a Jan. 17 statement. Morris will join M.D. Anderson from her role as president of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak — a 1,100-bed academic medical center that's part of Beaumont Health, Michigan's largest health system. She brings with her more than 20 years of leadership experience in patient care, planning, and clinic al and hospital operations, per the statement. Morris, a registered nurse,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

ConcertCare relocates office to WORX BHM coworking space
ConcertCare, a Birmingham-based health care technology company, has relocated its offices from downtown to WORX BHM, a coworking space on Lakeshore Parkway. Tanveer Patel, CEO of ConcertCare, said the space's location between downtown and where many employees live was a factor in the decision. “The parking is great, this is a new and up-and-coming area. (We) want to support things that are new and up-and-coming and be good supporters of the commu nity,” Patel said. "I think we’ve done good… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

St. Peter's exit from Aratana ends detour from investing to running a company
Steven St. Peter, who resigned as CEO of Aratana Therapeutics Inc., said the position was his "first real operational job." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Nashville hospital chain could partner with University of Lousiville in hospital takeover
Fresh off of filing initial public offering papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nashville-based Ardent Health Partners LLC could be expanding once more. University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi confirmed that Ardent is a potential partner in U of L's bid to take over Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health Inc.'s assets in the area. Bendapudi made these comments speaking to reporters after a board of trustees meeting Thursday. She also sai d that Ardent is just one of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Study: Missouri's opioid death rate slightly decreasing
Opioid-related deaths have decreased slightly in Missouri, even though the state still ranks near the middle of the pack when compared with the rest of the country. That's according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which ranked Missouri No. 22 in the country with 16.5 overdose deaths per 100,000 individuals in 2017. The state had a 1 percent decrease from 2016. Illinois ranked 19th and had a rating of 17.2, a 14 percent increase. West Virginia had the highest rate of fatal overdoses,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare, Techstars to launch startup accelerator later this year
UnitedHealthcare is teaming with Techstars to launch a health care startup accelerator that will select 10 startups to participate in a three-month program later this year. Operated by Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars, the UnitedHealth accelerator seeks to drive new health care innovations "that support payer and care provider efforts to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone." It will also focus on digital health and welln ess solutions to improve the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Wittenberg Source Type: news

Grandview opens new floor as part of $17.9M expansion project
Grandview Medical Center is preparing to open a new floor as part of an expansion that will add 30 beds to the hospital. The 12th floor, which will host medical and surgical operations, will open early next week. In 2018, as previously reported, Grandview obtained a Certificate of Need to add 30 inpatient beds at the hospital. Phase I of the construction is completed and Phase II is estimated to open in March. Whe n both phases are complete, Grandview will have 402 beds. According to the state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Turn to trusted third-party assessments to help choose the right health plan coverage
When it comes to consumer goods like appliances and cars, many of us consult third-party reviews to help us decide whether we ’re getting a good value for the price of the item. That similar approach appears to be lacking when it comes to health coverage decisionmakers in choosing a health plan. Studies show that employers do little research into the quality of the health plan they’re purchasing for their employees’ health coverage.  A survey by the Associated Press and the National Opinion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Independent Health Source Type: news

The Wrap: Meet Pete Edwards, Ohio Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, medical marijuana and cool cars (Video)
In this episode of The Wrap, Editor Doug Buchanan and Managing Editor Mark Somerson talk about Dr. Pete Edwards, one of the new owners of the Columbus Crew SC and the subject of our cover story this week. We also talk about medical marijuana and how the first harvest is being sold to patients, months after the state said sales would begin. Better late than never, right? And we visit the first inductees to the Ohio Restaurant Association Hall of Fame and take a look at the cool, cool cars at the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Somerson Source Type: news

Here ’s how much marijuana Ohioans bought on program’s first day
Ohio residents turned out for the state ’s first day of medical marijuana sales on Wednesday. Certified patients and caregivers purchased 8.7 pounds of marijuana products from four dispensaries that opened throughout the state for total sales of about $75,000, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program announced. Available items were limited to flower products because other items containing THC, such as oils and edibles, had not been properly tested under the program’s standards before its launch. Thousands… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

New health clinic coming to Dayton-area college
A new health clinic is coming to a Dayton-area college. The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees voted to approve a contract with Mercy Health for a clinic on the school's Springfield campus. The project's general contractor, Springfield-based Kapp Construction, will begin construction in February on the 1,750-square-foot facility. “The board of trustees wanted to ensure Clark State was planning for future demographics and enrollment changes as well as maximizing facilities,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

HCA offers $1 billion in notes, hints at expansion
HCA Healthcare Inc. has a new offering that could help the health care giant grow even larger. HCA announced Thursday it will offer $1 billion of senior secured notes with the intent to use the proceeds for “general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions,” according to a news release. Terms of the notes, including their interest rate, have yet to be set. The notes are set to mature in 2029. While it’s unclear what acquisitions HCA could be considering, any purchase would be the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Highmark lays off 25 workers in Pittsburgh
Highmark Health announced Thursday that the company's information technology platform, HM Health Solutions, would be eliminating 25 full-time positions in Pittsburgh. The cuts were part of a move by the company to eliminate 40 full-time positions through HM Health Solutions, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The remaining 15 jobs losses were located in Camp Hill and Wilkes Barre. A spokeswoman for Highmark told the Post-Gazette that the decision to la y off employees was difficult but necessary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

CHOP-based Pediatric Device Consortium expands to Pittsburgh
What used to be the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium is now the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium following a partnership the group formed with two programs at the University of Pittsburgh. The named change for the consortium, based at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, follows a recent five-year, $6 million grant renewal from its sponsor, the Food and Drug Administration  The consortium’s mission is to support the development of promising medical devices that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue. Here's what it means for Charlotte
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory that experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey, Craig M. Douglas and Amy Shapiro Source Type: news

Ahead of Bristol Myers purchase, Celgene partners with Boston cancer startup
Atlas Venture-backed Kyn Therapeutics hopes to create drugs that reverse the effects of a metabolite called kynurenine, which cancer cells use to suppress the immune system and ward off attacks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Here ’s how much marijuana Ohioans bought on program’s first day
Ohio residents turned out for the state ’s first day of medical marijuana sales on Wednesday. Certified patients and caregivers purchased 8.7 pounds of marijuana products from four dispensaries that opened throughout the state for total sales of about $75,000, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program announced. Available items were limited to flower products because other items containing THC, such as oils and edibles, had not been properly tested under the program’s standards before its launch. Thousands… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

University of Miami is on the cutting edge of cancer research
With over 300 researchers, UM Health System ’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center remains the top cancer center in South Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Aratana Therapeutics CEO and founder resigns
Steven St. Peter, who founded and led Aratana Therapeutics Inc., resigned as CEO on Thursday. Late Thursday, the Leawood-based animal health company announced St. Peter's departure and the selection of Craig Tooman as Aratana's new CEO. Tooman had served as the company's CFO. The moves come at a time of rapid change for the company, which has four drugs approved for use in pets. The compa ny spent much of the previous year dealing with an activist investor and recently announced that COO Brent Standridge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Hopkins, Emocha win CDC funding to study effect of financial incentives on addiction recovery
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is putting $2.1 million behind a study to be conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers, using technology developed by a Baltimore startup. The study is designed to see if financial incentives improve the likelihood that patients recovering from opioid use disorder stick to their medication plans. Emocha Mobile Health, a Baltimore health tech firm with ties to Hopkins, has developed a platform designed to increase this so-called "medi cation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

High Point biopharmaceutical company unlocks potential treatment for diabetes
A study published this week by High Point-based biopharmaceutical clinical trials company vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) points to a potential new treatment for diabetes. A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Science Translational Medicine” details the discovery and development of an investigational, small molecule, liver selective glucokinase, taken by mouth, which showed positive results in a phase 2 study involving patients with type 2 diabetes. CEO and President of VtV… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Baltimore doctor, consulting firm expect less in-hospital care, more technology across health care in 2019
Dr. Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins predicts: "Over time, the hospital will become a very large intensive care unit – a place where you go for procedures – while all other care will migrate to the community." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

BlueCross BlueShield renews contract with Catholic Health
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has signed a three-year agreement with Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners. The deal ensures that BCBS members will continue to have access to all facilities in the $1.2 billion Catholic Health network, including Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo and its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, plus Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as other home and community-based services. CMP includes a network of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Pitt joins up with Philadelphia consortium to advance pediatric devices
The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announced Wednesday that it was partnering with two programs at the University of Pittsburgh to support the development of promising medical devices that address the unmet clinical needs of children. Pitt's McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine and sciVelo will join with the PPDC to provide financial support. The consortium, which is based in Philadelphia, was originally named for its home city. But the consortium expanded its reach across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Latest data on Zafgen's diabetes pill does little to soothe investors
The mid-stage trial data touted by Boston biotech Zafgen Inc. regarding its lead drug to treat type 2 diabetes appeared to show the drug works with no serious side effects. But the announcement seemed to do little to assuage investors in light of the fact that the drug remains on hold due to cardiovascular concerns. Zafgen (Nasdaq: ZFGN) announced that its lead program, ZGN-1061, met its primary endpoints in an early readout of the Phase 2 clinical trial data. The biotech believes the drug can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Memphis firm expands on services to West Coast, Asia, and Australia
“We feel that from the standpoint of relative size to what we have here in Memphis, this will be half or larger in scale in the coming years.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Oregon bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions
With the federal government attempting to erode the Affordable Care Act, Oregon insurance regulators want to put consumer protections in statute. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Legislature 2019: Oregon bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions
With the federal government attempting to erode the Affordable Care Act, Oregon insurance regulators want to put consumer protections in statute. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why AHN snapped up Pediatric Alliance
Financial terms weren't announced. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Worksite Wellness: Decades of fitness focus at Fisher-Price
The longevity of the wellness program at Fisher-Price is impressive, and so is the utilization rate: 63 percent of employees hit the company gym. “When it comes to creating a culture of health at the workplace, Fisher-Price has been a true pioneer in Western New York,” said Lisa Shall, supervisor of health promotions. “Since 1992 the company has provided employees with access to the Fitness Place, a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a centerpiece of the East Aurora campus.” Other benefits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Hopkins, Emocha win CDC funding to study effect of financial incentives on addiction recovery
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is putting $2.1 million behind a study to be conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers, using technology developed by a local startup. The study is designed to see if financial incentives improve the likelihood that patients recovering from opioid use disorder stick to their medication plans. Emocha Mobile Health, a Baltimore health tech firm with ties to Hopkins, has developed a platform designed to increase this so-called "medi cation adherence"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Ex-Juno executive details plans for new Seattle biotech
Sana came out of stealth mode in January and CEO Steve Harr said it will grow quickly in Boston, San Francisco and Seattle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Main Line Health joins growing list of health systems raising minimum pay
Another Philadelphia-area health system has raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Main Line Health implemented the new minimum wage earlier this month for full-time, part-time and per diem employees.  The pay increase will benefit more than 1,200 employees, according to the health system. “Main Line Health is dedicated to offering fair and equitable compensation to our e mployees,” said Jack Lynch, the health system's president and CEO, in a statement. “We are proud to join many of our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Clinic for uninsured to get new $2.85M location this year
A nonprofit clinic for uninsured patients will move from south of downtown to a new home. Grace Medical Home will relocate to a 19,000-square-foot space later this year at 1417 E. Concord St. in Orlando, thanks to several donations from the city of Orlando and local health care providers. Grace Medical Home bought its new property for $2.85 million on June 23, 2017, according to the Or ange County Property Appraiser. The facility, which gets an average of 11,000 patient visits a year, previously… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Heal adds Jeb Bush to board, Paul Jacobs as chairman
Heal, the Los Angeles startup that enables doctor house calls, has added a couple of heavy hitters to its board. Paul Jacobs, former chairman and CEO of Qualcomm and current CEO at XCOM, has joined as chairman, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined as a director. “Technology is the catalyst that eliminates stifling bureaucracy and enables timelier, more personal, more proactive care that lowers cost s and improves outcomes,” said Dr. Renee Dua, co-founder and chief medical officer at Heal,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The global mergers and acquisitions market had a big year in 2018, with total deal values topping $3.5 trillion — the third highest total since 2001. But analysts say it’s difficult to determine whether 2019 will continue to see that level of activity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

LabCorp to do much of Texas' health care testing
Texas Association of Community Health Centers Inc., an Austin-based nonprofit association of an estimated 75 health centers with more than 500 locations, has struck a larger deal for lab testing with LabCorp Diagnostics. The Burlington, N.C., life sciences business announced Tuesday it entered into the deal this month. The new accord — terms of which were not disclosed — builds on a 25-year relationship between the two entities, and LabCorp (NYSE: LH) will serve more than 1 million TACHC patients,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Leadership transition at GEHA: Browne out, Taylor in as CEO
Lee ’s Summit-based Government Employees Health Association Inc. (GEHA) named Darren Taylor as its new CEO. Taylor had been interim CEO since Julie Browne resigned after 27 years at the company and more than three years as CEO. Browne appears to have left the company sometime in the fourth quarter. In a fall newsletter from the company, Browne announced that she was “moving on to my next journey in life,” though the company shared no additional details about the timing. Browne started at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Memphis docs running clinical trial on Cholesterade
Few things are more synonymous with sports than a performance drink created by Dr. J. Robert Cade. His beverage, Gatorade, became a multibillion-dollar product with benefits touted to help athletes gain an edge on the scoreboard. Cade's other drink supplement, Cholesterade, doesn't have the sports connection, a catchy name, or celebrity endorsements behind it. But, it may offer more important benefits. Cade’s high cholesterol led to his research on that health risk in the 1990s at the University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Microsoft and Walgreens make deal to counter Amazon
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have made a deal that they say will "improve the future of health care." The deal involves incorporating Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) technology, including its Azure, cloud and artificial intelligence platform, into Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA) locations. Right now, the current system of health care is a messy amalgamation of "public- and private-sect or organizations, providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and other adjacent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

AHN acquires Pediatric Alliance
Allegheny Health Network has acquired independent pediatric physician group Pediatric Alliance, which has 44 physicians across 17 locations in western Pennsylvania. Financial terms of the deal weren't announced. Pediatric Alliance CEO James Troup is now vice president of pediatrics at AHN. Dr. Joseph Aracri, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Allegheny Health Network, is also a Pediatric Alliance physician. “Pediatric Alliance has had the privilege o f working closely with AHN for several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente to help buy Oakland apartment building preserving low-income housing
Kaiser Permanente and the City of Oakland are spending $5.2 million to buy a 41-unit housing complex in East Oakland to keep low-income residents in their homes. The move is the first big deal since Kaiser promised in May to spend $200 million to fund affordable housing and fight homelessness. Kaiser is also co-sponsoring a $100 million loan fund to create and preserve multifamily rental homes across Kaiser’s service areas, as well as providing homes fo r 550 homeless individuals in Oakland. Alongside… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dean Boerner Source Type: news

'It ’s been off to the races': Express Scripts president reflects on how Cigna deal has played out
Express Scripts and Cigna Services President Tim Wentworth reflects on how the acquisition process has played out, and what ’s next for the combined company in 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

UPMC Health Plan's chief medical officer joining Humana
UPMC Health Plan's chief medical officer is decamping for Louisville-based insurer Humana Inc. Dr. William Shrank's appointment will be effective April 1. He will report to Humana CEO Bruce Broussard as part of Humana's management team, according to a news release from Humana. He had been with UPMC since 2016. Shrank was the chief medical officer of the insurance services division of Unive rsity of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In that role, he oversaw 3.5 million members in Medicare, Medicaid, behavioral… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Health care dominates the 25 top-paying jobs in the U.S.
If you want to make the big bucks, a career in health care is what you need. According to U.S. News& World Report, occupations in health care are promising due to a combination of high salaries and low unemployment rates. Health care jobs took 44 of the 100 spots in the best jobs ranking and the majority of the best-paying jobs in that ranking, officials said. "Health care occupations continue to dominate the U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs rankings, with demand in the field highest for workers to fill… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Illinois hospital announces partnership with online heath care market provider
HSHS St. Elizabeth ’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, has partnered with an online health care market provider to help save money for patients without insurance. Hospital officials said the partnership, with online health care market provider MDsave, would give patients access to a wide variety of medical procedu res at upfront prices up to 60 percent off the average market cost, as well as simplified billing and educational resources. MDsave allows patients to search geographically by procedure,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Why Triangle health executives like Blue Cross' value-based care model
Triangle health care executives stood on stage with Blue Cross and Blue Shield N.C. CEO Patrick Conway on Tuesday morning, voicing their support for the move towards a value-based model. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news