Ready for Your Customers to Tear Down Some Walls—and Build Others?

Posted by Paul Darling on Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The walls are coming down throughout the healthcare ecosystem as cross-industry M&A activity continues. From Walmart’s interest in Humana to Cigna’s push for Express Scripts, vertical integration is pairing up pharmacies, payers and PBMs. Healthcare sectors once separated by rigid corporate HQs now will be separated by the flimsy, pushpin-filled walls of office cubicles. Such deals abound across the healthcare landscape, and in corporate America, too, where companies—many of which already act as their own payers—are teaming up with providers to offer in-house healthcare options to employees.


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Paging Dr. Watson: Evolving Pharmaceutical Value Propositions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Paul Darling on Thu, Dec 07, 2017

According to historical accounts, 19th-century English artist Sir Samuel Luke Fildes was determined to “put on record the status of the doctor of our time” when he painted “The Doctor,” a depiction of a concerned physician tending to his young patient. And though it was created in the midst of the Second Industrial Revolution, the artwork includes no sign of advancing medical technology. Instead, it presents what has become an iconic portrayal of patient-centered medical care.


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