Taking stock of its diversification strategy, the nation's largest health insurer is creating a new enterprise oversight unit, moving around some key leaders and saying goodbye to others, all before a big enrollment push.
The insurer-owned Allegheny Health Network is partnering with a national cancer center to offer new therapies and trials in western Pennsylvania, a sign of heightening regional competition and the emergence of new models for pursuing innovative treatments.
Increased admissions drove revenue gains for Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Community Health Systems in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013. Both for-profit hospital firms appear confident midway through Q2.
Many startups and companies from other industries have physicians, hospitals, insurers and medtech manufacturers in their sights, betting that they can offer better services at cheaper prices for dissatisfied consumers.