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Podcast 74: Our Take, October 7, 2019

Oct 04, 2019

Summary

In this week’s Our Take, we’re covering the latest results from the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO data, just released last week. To sign up for the weekly email brief, click here.

Other briefs include:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and GraniteOne Health signed an agreement to merge.
  • Walmart is testing new health benefits to help employees receive appropriate care.
  • ICER pulled a draft evidence report it released in late September on three new rheumatoid arthritis drugs.
  • UPS is set to expand its drone delivery service to hospital campuses nationwide.
  • Civica Rx’s first drug has been administered to patients.
  • Dr. Patrick Conway has stepped down as CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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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