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International Diabetes Camping Conference
INTERNATIONAL DIABETES CAMPING CONFERENCE
February 17-18, 2019
International Diabetes Camping Conference is a unique opportunity to learn new approaches while meeting peers and sponsors who can mentor and assist your efforts in the future. Hear inspiring general session speakers; participate in thought-provoking roundtable discussions; attend resourceful sessio...

29th International Conference on Nursing Education and Research
29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NURSING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
February 18-19, 2019
Conference Series extends its welcome to 29th International Conference on Nursing Education & Research during Feb 18-19 | Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a theme “Exploring Nursing Education through Advances Auspicious Research” Conference Series through its Open Access Initiative is co...

Aetna


Here at Aetna, we are building a healthier world by making healthcare easy, affordable and all about you. Follow our LinkedIn page for company news, industry commentary, jobs and more. Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better decisions about their healthcare. Our Values: At Aetna, we put people at the center of everything we do, making decisions based on integrity, caring, excellence and inspiration. “Our core values guide us to make a difference in your world and throughout the world we reach. I couldn’t be any more proud of the work our people do. Investing in our employees and their success is a cornerstone for building a healthier world.” Mark T. Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna.

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This morning Aetna (which was recently acquired by CVS) and Apple announced a new wellness program that will leverage health data, a custom app and the Apple Watch. Called Attain by Aetna, the voluntary program will deliver personalized health goals, recommendations and rewards based on members’ daily activity. “From fitness enthusiasts, to casual gym-goers, to parents who get all their exercise by keeping up with their kids — we designed Attain for everyone,” Dr. Alan Lo...
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A group of leading health insurers including Aetna, now owned by CVS Health, launched a collaboration with PNC Bank and IBM to design a blockchain healthcare network that will improve transparency and interoperability in the industry. The initiative—which also includes Anthem and Health Care Service Corporation—will focus on using the technology to address a range of industry challenges, including “promoting efficient claims and payment processing, to enable secure and friction...
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Aetna, Anthem, IBM, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC Bank have partnered to create a blockchain technology network aimed at improving transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry. The groups intend to use blockchain for more efficient claims and payment processing. Blockchain enables the secure exchange of information. It will also benefit more accurate provider directories. Collaboration is key in the industry as a more cost-effective alternative to merging to create more...
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A federal court's review of CVS Health's $69 billion purchase of Aetna won't be held up by the federal shutdown after a judge rejected a request by the U.S. Justice Department. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon ordered the agency to file public comments and its response by Feb. 15. The Trump Administration is considering giving block grants to states for Medicaid, a move that would bypass Congress and could be a major overhaul of the low-income health program, Politico reported....
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In the wake of it's $69 million mergers with Aetna, CVS Health is preparing to open its first concept store next month, one of the company's first public efforts to "remake" the consumer health experience with Aetna. During a presentation of the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, CVS CEO Larry Merlo described the integration efforts that have already taken place to integrate Aetna into its business. "While it's only been six weeks, we are absolutely off and...
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Specialty drugs made up about 3% of prescriptions in California in 2017 but accounted for more than half of the prescription drug spending that year, according to new report that compiled drug spending from nine insurers in that state. According to the first Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report released by the California Department of Insurance, there were about 270,000 specialty prescriptions compared to about 1.4 million brand-name prescriptions and about 8.9 million generic prescription...
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After speculation that federal Judge Richard Leon could require CVS Health to have a court-appointed monitor to make certain that the company and Aetna keep their businesses separate until he issues a final judgement in the merger case, he has decided that no such monitor is required. Instead, with the order issued late Friday, December 21, Leon ordered CVS and Aetna to operate as a separate and distinct unit from CVS retail pharmacy and pharmacy benefit manager CVS Caremark; that Aetna maintain...
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After weeks of uncertainty, a federal judge is open to allowing CVS’ acquisition of Aetna to move forward as long as the pharmacy chain complies with certain requirements. Earlier this month, Judge Richard Leon of the District Court for the District of Columbia asked CVS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to explain why he should allow the merger to move forward while he reviews whether it is in the public’s best interest. In its brief filed on Friday, CVS said it was “taking ...
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Ahead of a federal court hearing on Tuesday, CVS Health is defending its merger with Aetna, through briefs filed on Friday. On Friday, the Department of Justice, which has approved the acquisition, also filed a brief which states the court has the authority to reject a proposed merger settlement, but not the entire deal. There are two questions here. One is whether U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon will rule against the merger settlement in the antitrust Tunney Act proceeding. The hearing i...
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A new blockchain alliance that wants to improve the accuracy of provider information just added two healthcare powerhouses to its efforts. Aetna and Ascension have joined Synaptic, the blockchain-focused alliance launched earlier this year by UnitedHealth, Humana, Multiplan and Quest Diagnostics. The group, which now includes three of the nation’s largest payers and a health system that employs 34,000 providers, is focused on using the distributed ledger technology to improve the accuracy ...
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EVENTS

International Diabetes Camping Conference
INTERNATIONAL DIABETES CAMPING CONFERENCE
February 17-18, 2019
International Diabetes Camping Conference is a unique opportunity to learn new approaches while meeting peers and sponsors who can mentor and assist your efforts in the future. Hear inspiring general session speakers; participate in thought-provoking roundtable discussions; attend resourceful sessio...

29th International Conference on Nursing Education and Research
29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NURSING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
February 18-19, 2019
Conference Series extends its welcome to 29th International Conference on Nursing Education & Research during Feb 18-19 | Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a theme “Exploring Nursing Education through Advances Auspicious Research” Conference Series through its Open Access Initiative is co...