Every day, someone is dropping by a chemist to look for a drug. Hundreds of others are queuing at the doctor’s office to seek treatment. This has been occasioned by the reduced health levels due to lifestyle problems. Specialists have thus taken a step to improve health care services. This includes researching on the best drugs which are fit for the patients. Preventive methods are also being used by different health care companies in a bid to combat the pain and agony of sickness. The year 2014 saw a great achievement upon adoption of Affordable Care Regulations Act. The year also saw more stakeholders being pulled in the health care solution finding equation.
Expanding to meet needs
The need for accessible and affordable health care has been raging for years. The upgrade has seen companies like CVS improving from a drug retailer to a center which will provide integrated health services. The purchase of Omnicare at a price of $12.7 billion by CVS is a sign of desire to improve health. The aging population, which is CVS’s target customers are thus assured of better services. People can thus be assured that the rush to upgrade the level of health care service provision will be to their benefit. It is ranked #10 in the Fortune 500 with a tune of $139.4 billion revenue in 2014.
McKesson which is worth $138 billion is one of the U.S largest distributors of pharmaceutical products. It has increased the wholesale segment of the business showing commitment to better services. The San Francisco based company acquired Celesio of Germany in 2014. The company has also continued to develop software to help the healthcare community. By 2015, the technology segment will upgrade to $3 billion. This will see it come second best after Cerner. The services in technology include revenue cycle management,electronic health recording systems and healthplan payment strategies. It is ranked number 11 in the Fortnune 500.
Health care companies like AmerisourceBergen is making the world of health service better. After partnering with Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2013, the generic drug buying deal from manufacturers became better. This is because of the discounts awarded to them. The purchase of MWI veterinary Supply by AmerisourceBergen indicates progress in this field. The company is at the tune of $119.6 billion and in the Fortune 500 it ranks #16.
In 2014 the Nobilis health according to cantechletter was born after the change of name from Northstar Healthcare Inc. the president announced that it part of the mega plan to expand in the U.S capital markets. The change of name was out of the need to make it unique in the market. The company owns and operates a wide range of health care services. This includes surgical hospital centers and ambulatory surgical centers. The 60% stake acquisition of Freedom Pain hospital is a sign of the devotion to make health care better and bigger. It has served a large number of people in the aging population and those with obesity who need surgical services.