CVS Health announced its intention to purchase Aetna. Cigna Corp. has announced an agreement to buy Express Scripts. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces on healthcare. Partners HealthCare is in talks with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and recently closed its purchase of Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and other hospitals are moving forward with a merger. Beyond M&A activity, other changes are reshaping the US health industry. With increasingly-digital lifestyles, American consumers are looking for a more retail-like experience from healthcare. Emerging technology, from AI to blockchain, is – finally – making inroads in health. Finally, the midterm elections are looming, with potentially significant consequences on the state and federal level.
Trine Tsouderos, Director of PwC’s Health Resource Institute will facilitate a panel discussion at the October 19 Accounting and Regulatory Technical Update Conference focused on the impact the evolving healthcare environment is having on the strategy of Massachusetts and Rhode Island healthcare organizations. Please join us at the Doubletree by Hilton in Westborough to hear from the following distinguished panelists:
Kathleen Carey, Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
Susan Green, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wellforce, Inc.
Mark Rich, Head of Corporate and Business Development, Steward Health Care