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January 23, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

VC Investors Eye Digital Therapy, AI and Member Engagement for Self-Funded Firms
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Over the past 20 years, more than $150 billion in venture capital (VC) has been invested in the health care sector, according to the 2016 MoneyTree Report released Jan. 11 by PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. Investments in the last three months of 2016, however, dropped 43%, while overall investments declined 26% from the third quarter of the year.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

70% ... of insured individuals in Texas are covered under commercial plans, compared with only 30% covered under public-sector programs. The largest category of public-sector plans in Texas is managed Medicaid with 11% of insured.



People on the Move

GlaxoSmithKline plc appointed Luke Miels president of global pharmaceuticals. Miels now is executive vice president of AstraZeneca’s European business….The National Association of Insurance Commissioners appointed Al Redmer Jr., commissioner of the Maryland Insurance Administration, chair of NAIC’s Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee. The vice chair is Lori K. Wing-Heier, director of the insurance division at Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development….True Health Diagnostics named Robert J. Rossi senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Rossi is a former chief deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania overseeing the state's Medicaid Fraud Unit.


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