Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare Release Successful Value-Based Healthcare Data

Posted in Medical Device and Future of Healthcare

July 10, 2018 • 4 min read

Medtronic's value-based healthcare initiative has been a consistent conversation on our forums with community members trying to understand the specifics of the program and its benefit to the healthcare system as a whole. Some of the confusion was cleared up today as Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare announced first year results from their value-based relationship, which is focused on delivering patient-centered solutions that improve health outcomes while reducing soaring healthcare costs relat...

Novartis to spin off Alcon and launch a $5 billion share buyback

Posted in Biotech

June 29, 2018 • 3 min read

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) is back to focusing on being a drug company as they've decided to spin off Alcon and launch a $5 billion share buyback. This announcement comes after years of speculation that Novartis would part ways with Alcon and investors welcomed the news with the stock up ~4% in early trading....