12/4/17

The Rock Weekly

How the CVS-Aetna deal will reshape healthcare

The votes are in! We’re excited to announce the individuals and organizations taking digital health to new heights.

The age of the healthcare consumer is here—and as Bessemer’s Steve Kraus notes, the industry’s biggest players are all clamoring for their slice of the pie. While Amazon continues to bring the heat, the year’s biggest acquisition deal across any industry came Sunday as CVS Health agreed to buy Aetna for a hefty $69B. Here’s how the blockbuster acquisition could reshape healthcare as we know it.

Few know the consumer as well as Apple, who doubled down on efforts to save lives with the Apple Heart Study. In a conversation with CNBC, COO Jeff Williams revealed how health has unintentionally and equivocally become one of the tech titan’s top priorities. And what about those widely-speculated EHR endeavors? “Stay tuned.”

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