Tag Archives: Modern Healthcare

Under the radar: Uber launches health platform to get patients to and from appointments–whether or not they have the app or a smartphone!

The News: UBER Technologies Inc. (San Francisco) is launching a new business line called Uber Health that will provide a ride-hailing platform available specifically to healthcare providers, letting clinics, hospitals,… Read more »

Catholic hospital chains mull mega-merger; Powerful alliance would challenge for-profits

Hospital operator Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) (Englewood CO), which has struggled after rapid expansion and a foray into health insurance, is in merger talks with Dignity Health (DH) (San Francisco)… Read more »

Humana, Cigna Bomb Latest Medicare Plan Ratings; Shares Slide

Shares of Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) sank 5% through Thursday, Oct. 13, after the insurer indicated a downgrade in a key Medicare quality measure could lower its federal reimbursements. Although… Read more »

Community Health Adopts Poison Pill; Investors Still Unconvinced

The board of directors of Community Health Systems (Franklin TN) (CHS) has adopted a “poison pill” defense to make it harder for shareholders to accumulate a controlling interest in the… Read more »