The Washington Post Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated

By Staff
Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:04 AM Even though the overwhelming majority of Post employees have already provided proof of vaccination, I do not take this decision lightly. However, in considering the serious health issues and genuine safety concerns of so many Post employees, I believe the plan is the right one.

Walmart, Amazon and Even Dollar General See Health Care as Next Retail Battleground

By Staff
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:04 AM From Walmart and Amazon to even Dollar General, large national retailing companies are stepping up their activities in health care, both in person and online. These initiatives include expanded departments, freestanding stores, medical services and just about every other function that you used to have to go to a doctor’s office, clinic or emergency room to access.

NYC’s Worst-in-the-Nation Traffic Congestion Threatens Push to Reopen

By Staff
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:04 AM Even without tourism, congestion is back—and it’s going to be far worse in September. The pandemic has made clear that commute time matters more than ever to people. People have far less patience with time wasted in their commute than ever now that they’ve gotten used to remote work.

Amol Rajan Interviews Sundar Pichai

By Staff
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:04 AM I view [artificial intelligence] as a very profound enabling technology. You know, if you think about fire, electricity or the internet, it's like that, but I think even more profound.

NBCU Sells 85% of Super Bowl 56 Ad Inventory as Part of Biggest Upfront Ever

By Staff
Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:04 AM NBCUniversal has already sold 85 percent of its in-game advertising inventory for Super Bowl 56—seven months before the Feb. 13 event. NBCU has secured as much as $6 million per 30-second spot … a 9 percent increase over what CBS charged advertisers to appear in February’s Super Bowl 55.

ICSC Rebrands Amid a Transforming Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:04 AM Our membership has been broadening and the rebranding really reflects how that broadening is happening within the industry. We want to reflect that. We want to be welcoming to all the changes happening in the industry. We want our brand to not be restrictive.

Aetna Prior Authorization Policy Takes Effect, Providers Protest

By Staff
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:04 AM Based on our decades of experience in reducing unnecessary surgeries, a multi-year, multi-state pilot on reducing unnecessary cataract surgeries, and national clinical guidelines and literature on surgeries, we believe up to 20 percent of all cataract surgeries may be unnecessary. In our outreach to the ophthalmology community of clinicians, we explained our rationale and discussed this new policy …… ensuring them we’d work collaboratively to make sure their patients and our members have timely access to appropriate, necessary care.

Is There Any Good News About Delta?

By Staff
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:04 AM As far as anyone can tell, Delta isn’t more dangerous in the sense that it causes worse disease. It’s a sneaky opportunist, not a mayhem man.

Five Undervaccinated Clusters Put the Entire United States at Risk

By Staff
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:04 AM These clusters of unvaccinated people are what is standing in the way of us putting this virus down permanently.

Nailing Consumer Needs in the Second Half

By Staff
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:04 AM Retailers need to understand how competing motivations are playing out with consumers. For example, sustainability is a growing focus for many shoppers, but it can be trumped at times by other factors, such as convenience.

On the Heels of Growth Spurt During Pandemic, Doximity Goes Public, Raising $600 Million in IPO

By Staff
Monday, July 12, 2021 12:04 AM We help doctors collaborate with their colleagues, stay up to date with the latest medical news and research, manage their careers and conduct telehealth visits with their patients. The thing [these services] have in common is that we’re physician-first in everything we build. Compare that to a lot of health care software out there, where it’s pretty obvious it’s designed for the billing department.

Dollar General Announces Plans to Increase Access to Health Care Products & Services

By Staff
Friday, July 9, 2021 12:04 AM At Dollar General, we are always looking for new ways to serve, and our customers have told us that they would like to see increased access to affordable healthcare products and services in their communities. Our goal is to build and enhance affordable healthcare offerings for our customers, especially in the rural communities we serve.

Frontline Health Care Workers Aren’t Feeling the ‘Summer of Joy’

By Staff
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:04 AM With everyone masked, you learn to read the emotions in your co-workers’ eyes. They’re weary and they’re also disappointed that the country has started the end zone dance before we cross the goal line. The truth is we’re fumbling the ball before we even get there.

Southwest, American Delays Hint at Difficult Summer for Air Travelers

By Staff
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:04 AM It was ridiculously crowded. I really wanted to start screaming and cursing everybody out, but that doesn’t get you anywhere, and security will come and remove you from the plane.

Walgreens Swings to a Profit and Raises Forecast, but Shares Fall on Fears Vaccination Boost Will Fade

By Staff
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:04 AM The overall health-care space is sprawling and incredibly complicated. So we must be laser-focused on the products and services that have the most potential and value that can be enabled with the most innovative technology, and that will be delivered at a level and quality that our customers expect.