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Welcome to the Weekly Gist, where we distill the latest healthcare news, trends and our conversations with industry leaders into actionable guidance for CEOs and senior executives.

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The Weekly Gist: The Open to the Public Edition

A major new regulation will force hospitals to disclose the secretly negotiated prices they charge insurers for their services, and reports emerge of a sweeping partnership between Google and a giant health system to collect and analyze personal health data.
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The Weekly Gist: 2019 Special Edition

We look at the trends that shaped healthcare in the year gone by, and share our thoughts on what to watch for in 2019 and beyond.
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The Weekly Gist: The Dog Days of Summer Edition

Amazon takes the pharmacy plunge, the AHA belly-flops on interoperability, and the courts put the chill on Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion. Also, a look at the value of scale in healthcare, and new analysis of end-of-life spending casts doubt on conventional wisdom.
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The Weekly Gist: The Murmurs and Reckonings Edition

We read the tea leaves from remarks made by Alex Azar and Seema Verma about the future direction of health reform efforts and provide our own list of levers to reduce the cost of care. Also: data on the unsustainable burden of high-deductible plans, and the unusual prospect of genomic sequencing for all.
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The Weekly Gist: The Star Wars Edition

Big deals afoot among health systems: one moves to acquire a leading health plan; another doubles in size by taking over a postacute chain. Meanwhile, we take stock of Medicare innovation pilots, and share our favorite healthcare blogs to follow. Plus: high art and civilization!
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