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Podcast 81: Our Take, November 11, 2019

Nov 08, 2019


Haven, the joint venture between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway, is making its first move as a disrupter in the health care space by offering health plans to 30,000 JPMorgan employees in Ohio and Arizona. In this week’s Our Take read-in, John discusses the move, along with what’s happening with Google. To sign up for the weekly email brief, click here.

Other briefs include:

  • Stryker signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wright Medical Group.
  • Amgen will pay $2.7 billion for a 20.5% ownership stake in BeiGene, a research-based, oncology-focused biotech company headquartered in Beijing.
  • The University of Louisville announced that it has completed the acquisition of KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville-area assets from CommonSpirit Health.
  • HealthPartners is closing its mail order and all 30 retail pharmacy locations, and will lay off 300 workers.
  • Dr. Philip Ozuah will become Montefiore Medicine’s new CEO.
  • Dr. Stephen Hahn has been nominated as the FDA’s new commissioner.
  • Several updates from CMS.

In this episode

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He was the founder and CEO of FaxWatch, a leading business intelligence and medical education company and two-time member of the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies.

John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade. John earned his B.A. in economics from Knox College, an MBA and M.A. in public policy from The University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework and doctoral exams in clinical epidemiology and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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