TTA’s ‘winter dog days’ 5: Change Healthcare cyberattacked, Walgreens’ VillageMD exiting FL, Cigna $3.2B buyback, Cerner-VA problems, Teladoc’s weak ’24 forecast, telemental health revives, LockBit busted, more!

 

 

A few surprises at week’s end, with what appears to be a cyberattack taking down Change Healthcare’s systems and Walgreens’ VillageMD exiting Florida. There’s life in funding and stock buybacks but Oracle Cerner’s in the same-old with the VA. Teladoc on slow recovery road, telemental health coming back, LockBit busted, Musk’s Neuralink implant, and a few thoughts on AI. 

Weekend reading: AI cybersecurity tools no panacea, reality v. illusion in healthcare AI, RPM in transitioning to hospital-at-home, Korean study on older adult health tech usage (AI obsession?)
Breaking: Walgreens’ VillageMD shutting in Florida; Change Healthcare system websites cyberattacked (updated) (Two shockers)
Mid-week roundup: Cotiviti’s $10.5B stake to KKR; Cigna buys back $3.2B shares; VA Oracle Cerner faulty med records; LockBit ransomware websites cold-busted at every level, principals indicted; Trualta partners with PointClickCare
Teladoc closes 2023 with improved $220M loss, but weak forecast for 2024 leads to stock skid (Teladoc in recovery)
Telemental news roundup: Brightside Health expands Medicaid/Medicare partners; Blackbird Health gains $17M Series A; Nema Health’s PTSD partnership with Horizon BCBSNJ (A comeback badly needed)
Neuralink BCI human implant subject moving computer mouse by thought: Elon Musk (Controversy)

A week with a lot of Facing The Music, as the snow and chill continue as we’re ready for spring, already. Four payers scuttle mergers, Walgreens and Amazon are reorganizing big time, and the losses (Amwell especially) and layoffs continue. Apple wins a round in its patent fight with AliveCor. It’s the New Reality and let’s hope we get to a Newer, Better Reality soon. Maybe it’s time to focus on designing tech that is older adult (and not so older adult) friendly–and yes, there are some ‘green shoots’.

Weekend reading: why the tech experience for older adults needs a reboot (a boot in the….?), health tech takeaways from CES (Must reads)
Mid-week news roundup: Elevance-BCBSLA, SCAN-CareOregon mergers scuttled; Amwell’s $679M loss, layoffs; Invitae genetics files Ch. 11; innovations released from DeepScribe, Essence SmartCare (DE), fall detection at Atrium Health (SC)
Further confirmation of the New Reality for digital health–lower valuations, more exits, fewer startups, tech buyers not seeing ROI (The cleanout continues)
AliveCor v. Apple latest: Federal court tosses AliveCor suit on heart rate app data monopolization (This David v. Goliath round goes to Goliath)
Facing the Music of the New Reality: Amazon Pharmacy & One Medical restructure; Walgreens shakes up health exec suites again, cashes out $992M in Cencora; new takes on NeueHealth; Cue Health, Nomad Health layoffs

AI: how much of it is hype, how much harm can it do, and call in the lawyers. Rock Health sotto voce issued its downbeat 2023 roundup, with 2024 predictions familiar to our Readers. Ireland’s HealthBeacon sold to a new healthcare player–Hamilton Beach. Cano Health faces the Chapter 11 music, veterans at VA will Mynd, and mass outsourcing to Optum.

2023 was buying time, 2024 is face the music time: Rock Health (Blood out of a Rock?)
Another icy bucket: who is liable when a healthcare AI system fails? (More AI caveats)
First healthcare IPO: BrightSpring debuted at less than projected, but holding value (Nice to see)
Mid-week short takes: Ireland’s HealthBeacon bought by Hamilton Beach (!), Ambience AI raises $70M, VA to develop VR mental health app with Mynd Immersive (VA tries out digital therapeutics)
Two Must Reads: Is AI the next hype bubble replacing crypto–and capable of great harm? (Get set to be apprehensive)
News roundup: Cano Health files Ch. 11 bankruptcy, delisted (updated), Walgreens lays off more, Allina Health outsources 2,000 RCM jobs to Optum (The inevitable for Cano and Walgreens, along with speculation)

This week pinged between overstatement and underreporting. The press around the Blair and Hague recommendations around selling NHS medical data–exaggerated. Underreported? Who was targeted in 23andMe’s 6.9M record data breach–and their future. The upward trajectory of cyberattacks confirmed, Musk gets his brain implant going, Cigna sells MA but Amazon calls it off with iRobot, and a former CMS head to helm Oracle Health.

Sell NHS medical records to fund AI, biotech? Not quite what’s in the Blair-Hague report. (They didn’t read the National Purpose report)
23andMe data breach may have targeted those of Jewish and Chinese heritage; company valuation crashes (Is there a bottom?)
Short takes: Orion digital pain therapeutic to be commercialized by Newel Health; Verma to head Oracle Health; CVS to shut 25 LA-area MinuteClinics 
2023’s global cyberattack disaster: healthcare #3 in weekly attacks, 10% of organizations ransomwared–report (Beware)
News roundup: Musk’s Neuralink implants first human BCI; Cigna’s $3.7B MA sale to HCSC; no Amazon deal for iRobot; DispatchHealth-Instacart food Rx; 5 India health tech fundings 

A newsy week…a bit of catchup on JPM which has caught up to the New Reality explored in our ’24 forecast. Humana loses on MA, Walgreens now officially labeled ‘troubled’, but Bright Health survives and rebrands. Cybersecurity beat out AI this week with HHS performance goals (more work, fewer IT people) while breached patient records doubled last year. Fundings and more this ‘n’ that.

Short takes: Humana’s big MA loss; Medicare telemental care bill back in Senate; HHS releases cybersecurity performance goals; Texas Healthcare Challenge hackathon 23-24 February (HHS asking for cybersec upgrades while IT departments are laid off)
Midweek updates: Walgreens may sell Shields Health after 2 years; Ventric Health’s home cardiac RPM; Singapore military medical corps upgrades PACES 3 EMR (Walgreens now labeled as ‘troubled’)
Peering through the cloudy crystal ball into 2024 healthcare investment and company health (2024 a funhouse mirror image of 2023?)
News roundup: Bright Health now NeueHealth; breached patient records double, RCM as vector for hacking; Amazon’s CCM marketplace; JPM reflects the new reality; fundings for Vita Health, Turquoise, CardioSignal (Settling into the new normal)
Published: NHS guidance on integrating TEC providers into urgent community response (UCR) (UK) (Less stress on ambulance services and EDs)

In the ‘dog days’ of winter, Apple gets a comeuppance in its patent fights with Masimo and disables pulse oximetry in two Watch models. AliveCor moves forward against Apple in Federal court. We sort out a lot of new product introductions, a sale of a company we thought was sold, a possible Really Big EHR Sale, General Catalyst buys a provider…and 23andMe turns the tables on their massive data breach by Blaming the Victims. 

Got a data breach? Blame the victims like 23andMe did! (This is a first)
News roundup #2: Bright.md sells remaining customers to 98point6; Netsmart EHR up for $5B possible sale; Caregility intros two new telehealth systems (Maybe a big sale coming?)
Breaking: appeals court continues ITC ban on Apple Watches with working pulse oximetry (Masimo wins a round)
News roundup: Owlet’s Dream Sock, BabySat go to market; General Catalyst’s HATco agrees to buy Summa; Cigna’s contrasting provider strategy; new ElliQ robot assistant debuts at CES (HATCo’s first step into health transformation?)
Apple removes pulse oximetry from Watches to dodge ban; AliveCor advances patent review v. Apple (two big updates!)

Reality bites as we recap the 2023 hangover at several major companies with cutbacks from the suites to the streets and C-suite changes that you may have missed.

Wrapping up many changes at Walgreens, VillageMD, CVS Health, Oracle Health (A lot of musical chairs!)

Happy 2024! Breaking out of the January gate, Apple gets stay in the Masimo patent fight and Watch sales resume. The continuing soap operas of Cano Health and Veradigm resume. Bright Health’s cash from Molina gains some breathing room, and rival Devoted scores a tidy Series E. In the UK, telecare issues rise as the digital voice switchover nears–learn more next Friday.

A timely webinar Fri 12 Jan: Protecting a lifeline – preparing for the digital voice switchover (UK) (Trying to protect vulnerable elderly and disabled)
News roundup: Cano Health gets 2nd NYSE delisting warning; Veradigm acquires Koha Health RCM, faces class-action lawsuit; Bright Health-Molina sale closes; Devoted Health’s $175M Series E (updated) (Some funding ‘light’ and Bright sees some daylight)
Breaking: ban on sale of Apple Watches 9 and Ultra 2 stayed by federal appeals court Wed 27 December (Until mid-January for now)


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TTA’s ‘winter dog days’ 4: Amazon, Walgreens, NeueHealth, Invitae, others Face The Music; Apple wins one v. AliveCor; Amwell loses $670M; DeepScribe AI, Essence, Atrium innovate; more!

 

 

This week has a lot of Facing The Music, as the snow and chill continue as we’re ready for spring, already. Four payers scuttle mergers, Walgreens and Amazon are reorganizing big time, and the losses (Amwell especially) and layoffs continue. Apple wins a round in its patent fight with AliveCor. It’s the New Reality and let’s hope we get to a Newer, Better Reality soon. Maybe it’s time to focus on designing tech that is older adult (and not so older adult) friendly–and yes, there are some ‘green shoots’.

Weekend reading: why the tech experience for older adults needs a reboot (a boot in the….?), health tech takeaways from CES (Must reads)
Mid-week news roundup: Elevance-BCBSLA, SCAN-CareOregon mergers scuttled; Amwell’s $679M loss, layoffs; Invitae genetics files Ch. 11; innovations released from DeepScribe, Essence SmartCare (DE), fall detection at Atrium Health (SC)
Further confirmation of the New Reality for digital health–lower valuations, more exits, fewer startups, tech buyers not seeing ROI (The cleanout continues)
AliveCor v. Apple latest: Federal court tosses AliveCor suit on heart rate app data monopolization (This David v. Goliath round goes to Goliath)
Facing the Music of the New Reality: Amazon Pharmacy & One Medical restructure; Walgreens shakes up health exec suites again, cashes out $992M in Cencora; new takes on NeueHealth; Cue Health, Nomad Health layoffs

AI: how much of it is hype, how much harm can it do, and call in the lawyers. Rock Health sotto voce issued its downbeat 2023 roundup, with 2024 predictions familiar to our Readers. Ireland’s HealthBeacon sold to a new healthcare player–Hamilton Beach. Cano Health faces the Chapter 11 music, veterans at VA will Mynd, and mass outsourcing to Optum.

2023 was buying time, 2024 is face the music time: Rock Health (Blood out of a Rock?)
Another icy bucket: who is liable when a healthcare AI system fails? (More AI caveats)
First healthcare IPO: BrightSpring debuted at less than projected, but holding value (Nice to see)
Mid-week short takes: Ireland’s HealthBeacon bought by Hamilton Beach (!), Ambience AI raises $70M, VA to develop VR mental health app with Mynd Immersive (VA tries out digital therapeutics)
Two Must Reads: Is AI the next hype bubble replacing crypto–and capable of great harm? (Get set to be apprehensive)
News roundup: Cano Health files Ch. 11 bankruptcy, delisted (updated), Walgreens lays off more, Allina Health outsources 2,000 RCM jobs to Optum (The inevitable for Cano and Walgreens, along with speculation)

This week pinged between overstatement and underreporting. The press around the Blair and Hague recommendations around selling NHS medical data–exaggerated. Underreported? Who was targeted in 23andMe’s 6.9M record data breach–and their future. The upward trajectory of cyberattacks confirmed, Musk gets his brain implant going, Cigna sells MA but Amazon calls it off with iRobot, and a former CMS head to helm Oracle Health.

Sell NHS medical records to fund AI, biotech? Not quite what’s in the Blair-Hague report. (They didn’t read the National Purpose report)
23andMe data breach may have targeted those of Jewish and Chinese heritage; company valuation crashes (Is there a bottom?)
Short takes: Orion digital pain therapeutic to be commercialized by Newel Health; Verma to head Oracle Health; CVS to shut 25 LA-area MinuteClinics 
2023’s global cyberattack disaster: healthcare #3 in weekly attacks, 10% of organizations ransomwared–report (Beware)
News roundup: Musk’s Neuralink implants first human BCI; Cigna’s $3.7B MA sale to HCSC; no Amazon deal for iRobot; DispatchHealth-Instacart food Rx; 5 India health tech fundings 

A newsy week…a bit of catchup on JPM which has caught up to the New Reality explored in our ’24 forecast. Humana loses on MA, Walgreens now officially labeled ‘troubled’, but Bright Health survives and rebrands. Cybersecurity beat out AI this week with HHS performance goals (more work, fewer IT people) while breached patient records doubled last year. Fundings and more this ‘n’ that.

Short takes: Humana’s big MA loss; Medicare telemental care bill back in Senate; HHS releases cybersecurity performance goals; Texas Healthcare Challenge hackathon 23-24 February (HHS asking for cybersec upgrades while IT departments are laid off)
Midweek updates: Walgreens may sell Shields Health after 2 years; Ventric Health’s home cardiac RPM; Singapore military medical corps upgrades PACES 3 EMR (Walgreens now labeled as ‘troubled’)
Peering through the cloudy crystal ball into 2024 healthcare investment and company health (2024 a funhouse mirror image of 2023?)
News roundup: Bright Health now NeueHealth; breached patient records double, RCM as vector for hacking; Amazon’s CCM marketplace; JPM reflects the new reality; fundings for Vita Health, Turquoise, CardioSignal (Settling into the new normal)
Published: NHS guidance on integrating TEC providers into urgent community response (UCR) (UK) (Less stress on ambulance services and EDs)

In the ‘dog days’ of winter, Apple gets a comeuppance in its patent fights with Masimo and disables pulse oximetry in two Watch models. AliveCor moves forward against Apple in Federal court. We sort out a lot of new product introductions, a sale of a company we thought was sold, a possible Really Big EHR Sale, General Catalyst buys a provider…and 23andMe turns the tables on their massive data breach by Blaming the Victims. 

Got a data breach? Blame the victims like 23andMe did! (This is a first)
News roundup #2: Bright.md sells remaining customers to 98point6; Netsmart EHR up for $5B possible sale; Caregility intros two new telehealth systems (Maybe a big sale coming?)
Breaking: appeals court continues ITC ban on Apple Watches with working pulse oximetry (Masimo wins a round)
News roundup: Owlet’s Dream Sock, BabySat go to market; General Catalyst’s HATco agrees to buy Summa; Cigna’s contrasting provider strategy; new ElliQ robot assistant debuts at CES (HATCo’s first step into health transformation?)
Apple removes pulse oximetry from Watches to dodge ban; AliveCor advances patent review v. Apple (two big updates!)

Reality bites as we recap the 2023 hangover at several major companies with cutbacks from the suites to the streets and C-suite changes that you may have missed.

Wrapping up many changes at Walgreens, VillageMD, CVS Health, Oracle Health (A lot of musical chairs!)

Happy 2024! Breaking out of the January gate, Apple gets stay in the Masimo patent fight and Watch sales resume. The continuing soap operas of Cano Health and Veradigm resume. Bright Health’s cash from Molina gains some breathing room, and rival Devoted scores a tidy Series E. In the UK, telecare issues rise as the digital voice switchover nears–learn more next Friday.

A timely webinar Fri 12 Jan: Protecting a lifeline – preparing for the digital voice switchover (UK) (Trying to protect vulnerable elderly and disabled)
News roundup: Cano Health gets 2nd NYSE delisting warning; Veradigm acquires Koha Health RCM, faces class-action lawsuit; Bright Health-Molina sale closes; Devoted Health’s $175M Series E (updated) (Some funding ‘light’ and Bright sees some daylight)
Breaking: ban on sale of Apple Watches 9 and Ultra 2 stayed by federal appeals court Wed 27 December (Until mid-January for now)


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TTA’s ‘winter dog days’ 3: AI’s hype and harm, Rock Health’s downbeat ’23 wrap/’24 forecast, Cano Health’s Ch. 11, VA’s Mynd VR, HealthBeacon sold to Hamilton Beach (!), more!

 

 

The focus this week: AI. How much of it is hype, how much harm can it do, and call in the lawyers. Rock Health sotto voce issued its downbeat 2023 roundup, with 2024 predictions familiar to our Readers. Ireland’s HealthBeacon sold to a new healthcare player–Hamilton Beach. Cano Health faces the Chapter 11 music, veterans at VA will Mynd, and mass outsourcing to Optum.

2023 was buying time, 2024 is face the music time: Rock Health (Blood out of a Rock?)
Another icy bucket: who is liable when a healthcare AI system fails? (More AI caveats)
First healthcare IPO: BrightSpring debuted at less than projected, but holding value (Nice to see)
Mid-week short takes: Ireland’s HealthBeacon bought by Hamilton Beach (!), Ambience AI raises $70M, VA to develop VR mental health app with Mynd Immersive (VA tries out digital therapeutics)
Two Must Reads: Is AI the next hype bubble replacing crypto–and capable of great harm? (Get set to be apprehensive)
News roundup: Cano Health files Ch. 11 bankruptcy, delisted (updated), Walgreens lays off more, Allina Health outsources 2,000 RCM jobs to Optum (The inevitable for Cano and Walgreens, along with speculation)

This week pinged between overstatement and underreporting. The press around the Blair and Hague recommendations around selling NHS medical data–exaggerated. Underreported? Who was targeted in 23andMe’s 6.9M record data breach–and their future. The upward trajectory of cyberattacks confirmed, Musk gets his brain implant going, Cigna sells MA but Amazon calls it off with iRobot, and a former CMS head to helm Oracle Health.

Sell NHS medical records to fund AI, biotech? Not quite what’s in the Blair-Hague report. (They didn’t read the National Purpose report)
23andMe data breach may have targeted those of Jewish and Chinese heritage; company valuation crashes (Is there a bottom?)
Short takes: Orion digital pain therapeutic to be commercialized by Newel Health; Verma to head Oracle Health; CVS to shut 25 LA-area MinuteClinics 
2023’s global cyberattack disaster: healthcare #3 in weekly attacks, 10% of organizations ransomwared–report (Beware)
News roundup: Musk’s Neuralink implants first human BCI; Cigna’s $3.7B MA sale to HCSC; no Amazon deal for iRobot; DispatchHealth-Instacart food Rx; 5 India health tech fundings 

A newsy week…a bit of catchup on JPM which has caught up to the New Reality explored in our ’24 forecast. Humana loses on MA, Walgreens now officially labeled ‘troubled’, but Bright Health survives and rebrands. Cybersecurity beat out AI this week with HHS performance goals (more work, fewer IT people) while breached patient records doubled last year. Fundings and more this ‘n’ that.

Short takes: Humana’s big MA loss; Medicare telemental care bill back in Senate; HHS releases cybersecurity performance goals; Texas Healthcare Challenge hackathon 23-24 February (HHS asking for cybersec upgrades while IT departments are laid off)
Midweek updates: Walgreens may sell Shields Health after 2 years; Ventric Health’s home cardiac RPM; Singapore military medical corps upgrades PACES 3 EMR (Walgreens now labeled as ‘troubled’)
Peering through the cloudy crystal ball into 2024 healthcare investment and company health (2024 a funhouse mirror image of 2023?)
News roundup: Bright Health now NeueHealth; breached patient records double, RCM as vector for hacking; Amazon’s CCM marketplace; JPM reflects the new reality; fundings for Vita Health, Turquoise, CardioSignal (Settling into the new normal)
Published: NHS guidance on integrating TEC providers into urgent community response (UCR) (UK) (Less stress on ambulance services and EDs)

In the ‘dog days’ of winter, Apple gets a comeuppance in its patent fights with Masimo and disables pulse oximetry in two Watch models. AliveCor moves forward against Apple in Federal court. We sort out a lot of new product introductions, a sale of a company we thought was sold, a possible Really Big EHR Sale, General Catalyst buys a provider…and 23andMe turns the tables on their massive data breach by Blaming the Victims. 

Got a data breach? Blame the victims like 23andMe did! (This is a first)
News roundup #2: Bright.md sells remaining customers to 98point6; Netsmart EHR up for $5B possible sale; Caregility intros two new telehealth systems (Maybe a big sale coming?)
Breaking: appeals court continues ITC ban on Apple Watches with working pulse oximetry (Masimo wins a round)
News roundup: Owlet’s Dream Sock, BabySat go to market; General Catalyst’s HATco agrees to buy Summa; Cigna’s contrasting provider strategy; new ElliQ robot assistant debuts at CES (HATCo’s first step into health transformation?)
Apple removes pulse oximetry from Watches to dodge ban; AliveCor advances patent review v. Apple (two big updates!)

Reality bites as we recap the 2023 hangover at several major companies with cutbacks from the suites to the streets and C-suite changes that you may have missed.

Wrapping up many changes at Walgreens, VillageMD, CVS Health, Oracle Health (A lot of musical chairs!)

Happy 2024! Breaking out of the January gate, Apple gets stay in the Masimo patent fight and Watch sales resume. The continuing soap operas of Cano Health and Veradigm resume. Bright Health’s cash from Molina gains some breathing room, and rival Devoted scores a tidy Series E. In the UK, telecare issues rise as the digital voice switchover nears–learn more next Friday.

A timely webinar Fri 12 Jan: Protecting a lifeline – preparing for the digital voice switchover (UK) (Trying to protect vulnerable elderly and disabled)
News roundup: Cano Health gets 2nd NYSE delisting warning; Veradigm acquires Koha Health RCM, faces class-action lawsuit; Bright Health-Molina sale closes; Devoted Health’s $175M Series E (updated) (Some funding ‘light’ and Bright sees some daylight)
Breaking: ban on sale of Apple Watches 9 and Ultra 2 stayed by federal appeals court Wed 27 December (Until mid-January for now)

Our last Alert for 2023 leaves us staggering to the finish, with Masimo winning a patent round with Apple, new entrants in the slimming injectables business, Molina dimming their payout to Bright, ransomwareistes getting busted. And DOJ and FTC dumping a load of coal into a stocking labeled M&A, which will keep us entertained in 2024.

TTA is off for the holidays–and wishes our Readers a holly, jolly!
Short takes: ransomware op BlackCat busted by FBI, websites shut–for now; health systems lay off IT staffers; retailers collecting way too much PII including health (One win, one headscratcher, one shocker)
News roundup: Apple Watch flagships cease sale due to Masimo ITC ruling; Noom, WW enter GLP-1 telehealth business; Oracle sees health side up despite Cerner drag; Cigna has multiple bidders for MA business (Apple slapped down, not out, in patent fight)
Follow up: Molina reduces Bright Health’s $510M California plan sale to $425M (As expected, one more step towards the inevitable, barring a miracle)
DOJ and FTC finalize Merger Guidelines, deliver coal for holiday stockings (If you’re in the US, read this if nothing else)

In the run up to the holidays and year’s end, news lightens up but there are still end-of-year deals, such as the Evernorth-Talkspace partnership and a tidy funding for Twin Health’s ‘digital twin’ to heal diabetic metabolism. United Health Foundation released its annual report on American health and chronic conditions. Cigna and Humana called it off–again. The long read for this week assesses healthcare’s present Slough of Despond. Are there signs that we’re moving through it? (Maybe) CEOs may be replaced, companies may fail, lawsuits on broken partnerships may happen–but Santa’s on his way!

News roundup: with chronic conditions peaking, Twin Health’s metabolic AI gains $50M, Talkspace and Evernow partner for women’s mental health (Targeted where needs are)
Signs of the next phase in 2024? Veradigm CEO, CFO booted; SmileDirectClub fails, TeleDentists steps up; FruitStreet sues Sharecare for $25M; Walgreens’ former CEO Roz Brewer’s platinum parachute (Long read of the week sees hope for 2024)
Cigna-Humana deal fizzles after two weeks after term discussion fails, shareholders nix (Not now, you two)

Leading this week is a big data breach at 23andMe–now revealing that nearly half of customers affected. Cigna and Humana talk M&A, but their PBM won’t make it easy with FTC and DOJ. Feds try ‘nutrition labeling’ (!!!) to regulate AI, but Google (and others) keep on gobblin’. We check on the health of Bright Health and Cano Health, while Clover repots and adds some MiracleGro. And whither HIMSS24–is anyone exhibiting?

23andMe hacking may have affected 6.9 million+ users–not 14,000–in massive PII breach (It’s hard to hide)
News roundup: ONC recommends ‘nutrition labeling’ for healthcare AI apps but Google moves forward; CVS’ health services rebranding as Healthspire (updated); Clover Health repots out of ACO REACH (ONC proposes, Google disposes)
Stayin’ alive–or trying. Bright Health Texas plan seized for liquidation; Cano Health reverse splits, up for sale (A dim future for both)
Short takes: a rumor of merger/buy with Cigna and Humana–what are the odds? (updated) And what’s up with the low number of HIMSS 24 exhibitors? (We spin the wheel, place your bets on both)


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