Leadership development programs for health care middle managers: An exploration of the top management team member perspective

Background: Hospitals throughout the United States establish leadership and management programs for their middle managers. Despite their pervasiveness and an increased emphasis on physician leadership, there is limited research regarding the development programs designed for clinical and nonclinical health care middle managers. Purpose: Using two theoretical lenses, signaling and institutional theory, this exploratory study investigates…

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Will CVS-Aetna Merger Lead to “Separate But Unequal” Healthcare?

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Last week, pharmacy giant CVS agreed to purchase Aetna this week for an astounding $69 billion dollar sum. The company allegedly plans to reduce health spending by developing an integrated system touted as “a new front door for health care in America.” This merger is actually an acquisition, entailing transfer of…

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FDA, VCs, Big Ideas, and more at WinterTech

WinterTech is almost one month away, and we’re extremely excited about the final agenda. The 2018 edition of WinterTech will be not only be focusing on the new investment treads in digital health, but will take a in-depth look into the revolution in choice within the consumer landscape and the rapid development of digital therapeutics. Our jam-packed 1-day conference…

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On the Morality of Insurance Premiums

By ANISH KOKA, MD As CVS-Aetna merger talks fill the air this Christmas season and experts weigh in on the impact this will have on the economy and consumers alike, I’m sitting at a little desk in a little office contemplating health insurance. I run a little shop that’s about as far from CVS-Aetna as…

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