Drew Madden and the Maddening State of Healthcare

There comes a point in time where a company like CVS — not a small dog in its industry, mind you — has to innovate in an effort to remain relevant. The world is changing, and never has that been more apparent than in the recent direction that online retail giant Amazon has taken with its dive into a license that permits sales of pharmaceutical equipment. They’re not yet ready to sell actual prescription medication yet; that’s a different kettle of fish with a different license to enable it, but Amazon appears to be gearing up for that next.

The likes of CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite Aid may have a problem here. CVS has decidedly moved its bishop in an effort to block Amazon into a corner, and that was nothing more or less than acquiring the well-known health insurance company Aetna. This acquisition has some obvious implications attached that will only improve the convenience of life for health insurance clients who’d benefit from CVS becoming a one-stop shop for prescriptions, general medical goods, and of course, health insurance.

Amazon won’t be able to follow suit here, at least not so easily. How a company of their size manages to bolster its offerings in such ways without spreading itself too thin is an entrepreneurial wonder, but for now, the celebrations are on hold. CVS and its ilk need to think about electing healthcare IT into their systems and embedding it where the likes of general-purpose retailers can’t mimic the niche as efficiently. Top-tier dogs in the medical IT industry like Drew Madden would easily prove their worth for the smaller companies that are trying to keep their corner locations next to North and Main.

Speaking of Drew Madden, here are a couple things you need to know about him:

  1.  If CVS sweeps this man up into their good graces any time soon, it’s not an accident.
  2.  He’s a genius at helping businesses incorporate catalogs of patient records and establishing trustworthy databases for prescription exchanges.
  3.  Niche companies are going to find themselves gravitating toward the one-stop shop model of business as healthcare IT forges a strong web-based steel to float them with.

We’ll see what happens next.

Experts Speak Out on Gold

These days, several factors have combined to make financial experts believe that 2018 may be gold’s finest year yet. First of all, the United States dollar has not been so strong these days.

Historically, a weak dollar tends to lead to higher gold prices, so industry insiders have highlighted this crucial news. Furthermore, geopolitical issues have led to a feeling of instability, which is yet another determining factor that has elevated gold’s standing in the world.

With a dwindling amount of gold mining happening—and an extraordinarily high demand for gold to use in electronics in countries such as China and India—it would seem that demand is quickly outstripping supply in many parts of the world. Many people believe that there is more gold in discarded electronic products around the world than there is in the remaining gold mines. Read more: US Money Reserve | Facebook and US Money Reserve | LinkedIn

What we do know for certain, however, is that people like John Rothans have been promoting the future of gold. As the Chief Numismatist at the U.S. Money Reserve, Rothans knows something about precious metals.

However, it is not just Rothans who is under the impression that gold is bound to move upward this year. People from Goldman Sachs and a number of other venerable institutions have been indicating that prices could rise to $1,400 an ounce this year. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/angiekoch-usmoneyreserve-894 and http://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/11/16/us-money-reserve-gives-to-harvey-relief.html

In a world where much of the political climate seems terribly uncertain, gold is something reliable that people can fall back on. And it’s not just Americans who have adopted this way of thinking. Russian citizens have increasingly called out for easier access to gold purchases, and it’s not difficult to see why.

When the currency of your country could be in doubt, gold is a universal standard that will prevail across borders. It’s not shocking that so many people across the world, hailing from a multitude of nations, have expressed interest in accessing and holding onto gold.

The year 2017 was a good indicator for gold’s future. With prices continuing to hold steady amid turmoil, it became obvious that the experts were correct; the future of gold is glittering. Those who take advantage of these fortuitous market conditions will most likely be rewarded.

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