February 5, 2018

Weekly review: Our take: The Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan partnership's potential—and unanswered questions

Daily Briefing

    Marc Harrison promised to turn Intermountain into a 'Tesla.' He wasn't kidding. (Monday, Jan. 29)

    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite," Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, talks about Intermountain's recently announced strategic reorganization, previews the launch of a "virtual hospital" to better serve rural communities, and shares the surprising worry that keeps him up at night.

    Our take: The Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan partnership's potential—and unanswered questions (Tuesday, Jan. 30)

    Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday said they will launch a health care company that will initially serve their 1.2 million U.S. employees, with the potential to serve "all Americans," according to JPMorgan's CEO. They said the new company will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."

    Trump names 3 health policy priorities in the State of the Union—with 1 surprising omission (Wednesday, Jan. 31)

    President Trump said in 2018 his administration will prioritize efforts to address the opioid misuse epidemic, reduce prescription drug prices, and expand right-to-try laws—but made no mention of new bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

    The 23 best hospitals and health systems for diversity, according to Forbes (Thursday, Feb. 1)

    Forbes has released its first list of the "Best Employers for Diversity," featuring companies throughout the health care industry—and 51 Advisory Board members made the list.

    Medicare proposes 'hard limit' on opioid prescriptions. Here's our take. (Friday, Feb. 2)

    CMS in an advance notice proposed new opioid prescribing limits that could affect hundreds of thousands of Medicare Part D beneficiaries—showing the government's increasing willingness to draw hard lines on how opioids are prescribed. Here's what you need to know.

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