“The health care industry is consolidating rapidly — hospitals are merging with each other and with insurers; pharmacies are buying insurance companies; and drug companies are snapping up other drug companies. The big question: Are these deals good for consumers? What happens to networks of hospitals, doctors and pharmacies? Those options will likely narrow as
2017’s headline is the rapid transformation of the American health care system with disruptive hybrid private sector mergers, mega-hospital system mergers creating horizontally and vertically super-sized systems, and major capital expansion investment by academic medical centers to retain national and regional “anchor” supremacy. And the explanation by pundits of the various competing trajectories. My approach
“For a year and a half — and more urgently for much of the last month — I have warned of the growing economic, social and political power held by the five largest American tech companies: Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Because these companies control the world’s most important tech platforms, from smartphones to
I just got an urgent cold call from a Financial Advisor recommending I buy warrants in UBER since it is about to announce the opening of a system of “gig” urgi-care, UBER HEALTH. You will be able to get a doctor to make a house call within ten minutes using a new UBER HEALTH APP.