Health Care’s Intersection With Technology Expected To Be A Big Theme At J.P. Morgan Conference
The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, held in San Francisco, is a four-day conference that helps shape the agenda for both the health industry and individual companies for the year.
On The Ground At J.P. Morgan's Health Conference
Kent Thiry, CEO of the dialysis provider DaVita, told a breakout session audience on Monday evening that the company is working to close on the sale of its medical group to UnitedHealth Group in the first quarter of 2019. He said the federal government shutdown could complicate the deal. ... Last month, DaVita announced it had agreed to lower the price on its medical group, DaVita Medical Holdings, to $4.34 billion, from $4.9 billion. (Bannow, 1/7)
J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Comes With Focus On Trump, Amazon
Health care's biggest annual gathering — the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference — starts Monday in San Francisco as the industry grapples with threats from Washington to Silicon Valley. More than 485 companies from biotech, pharma, insurance, hospital systems and more will give investor presentations to more than 9,000 attendees at the Westin St. Francis hotel this year. Even more consulting companies and law firms will flood hotel suites and conference rooms near Union Square to host meetings that executives compare to speed dating for investors. (LaVito, 1/7)