Archive for June, 2017

Memorial Hermann’s CEO resigns after less than a year

Icon Written by Alex on June 19, 2017 – 6:50 pm

Memorial Hermann Health System President and CEO Dr. Benjamin Chu resigned to pursue a role in crafting health and public policy, the health system announced Monday. The resignation was effective immediately. Chuck Stokes, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has taken over as interim CEO. Chu landed the top office at the Houston-based health […]

Value-based contracts key to solving U.S. drug pricing ‘crisis’

Icon Written by Alex on June 14, 2017 – 5:45 am

AUSTIN, Texas—Paying for certain high-cost drugs based on the patient outcomes they deliver is becoming increasingly necessary in the face of skyrocketing drug costs in the U.S., the CEOs of a health insurance company and a pharmaceutical giant agreed Thursday. The two industries rarely see eye to eye. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Eric Schultz […]