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What the Merger of Two Healthcare Giants Could Mean for Philly Region

After news broke on Monday that Walgreens is in early-stage talks to buy AmerisourceBergen — one of the region’s largest publicly traded companies — stocks of […]

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Klasko: CVS-Aetna Merger Could Be an Opening for Amazon

When CVS recently announced a $69 billion deal to buy Aetna, the country’s third-largest insurer, the corporate and health care worlds were immediately divided. Because […]

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Penn Medicine Begins “Life-Changing” Uterine Transplant Program

Historically, there’s been no treatment available for women living with nonfunctioning uteruses, but in recent years, physicians have made breakthroughs with uterine transplants. And this […]

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This Coalition Wants to Tackle North Philly’s Biggest Health Disparities

It’s been a year since health and government officials across the city and state came together to form the North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone. The […]

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What Home Depot Taught Jefferson About Collaborative Workplaces

This tale of creative space-shaping in the field of medicine begins at Home Depot. That’s where Praveen Chopra, Thomas Jefferson University’s chief information and transformative […]

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Report: Independence Health Group Income Down 93 Percent

As the wave of health care consolidation continues and the Affordable Care Act covers brings new entrants into the insurance market, a new report offers a […]

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Four Innovators Awarded $600,000 from University City Science Center

Four researchers are sharing the hefty prize of $600,000. It’s all part of the QED Proof-of-Concept Program from the University City Science Center that unites collegiate research from the […]

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500 St. Christopher’s Nurses Unionize, Citing Safety Concerns

For the third time in the past month, a large group of nurses voted to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) union […]

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It’s Not Marijuana, But Synthetic THC Company Has High Hopes

Zynerba is not a medical marijuana company, but its CEO Armando Anido might know more about the chemical makeup of pot than anyone else. The Devon, […]

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Dreamit Health Gets $325,000 Grant

With its high costs and confusing insurance policies, the health care industry is ripe for disruption. Who better to do that than young, energetic startup companies? […]

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6 Seriously Cool Health Care Innovations Ready to Prove Their Worth

You can’t help but root for the companies in the latest class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator. A patch that analyzes sweat […]

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CHOP CEO: Why We’re Partnering With UAE Health System

Madeline Bell has a plan to help improve pediatric care halfway across the world. The president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was in Dubai […]

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A Company in the Philly Burbs Just Sold for $400 Million

What’s the going rate for a group of outpatient physical rehabilitation centers? How about a cool $400 million? Physiotherapy Associates Holdings, which is based in […]

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Why Nearly 1,200 Nurses Unionized Last Week

Nurses at two local hospitals say they’re fed up with poor working conditions, subpar equipment, ineffective scheduling and inadequate staffing. The environment is simply unsafe for patients, […]

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Why Jefferson is in Merger Mania

Dr. Stephen Klasko knows that in today’s ever-changing health care landscape, bigger is better. Bigger means easier negotiations with insurance companies. Bigger means more capital to invest […]