The healthcare industry has continued to be one of the most important and significant Industries in the country. Traditionally, there have been many different insurance companies, healthcare providers, hospital systems, and other organizations that have been leaders in the field. However, it now appears that there will continue to be additional companies that will continue to grow and could soon turn into healthcare powerhouses.
Over the past few years, it has become very clear that both Amazon and CVS soon become leaders in the healthcare industry. This past year, Amazon took a very big step forward when it started the processes required to obtain pharmacy licenses. The company is looking to allow for more online pharmacies to develop in the United States. If they are successful, this could help to reduce the operating costs of pharmacies and could give people more affordable medication accessibility.
CVS, on the other hand, has also been very big in the space. During the past year, CVS announced that it was going to be Aetna, a major healthcare company. This would help to expand and diversify the CVS brand and business lines, which used to be more focused on retail pharmacy.
One additional individual that has continued to be a major participant in the healthcare industry has been Drew Madden. Today, Drew Madden is a managing partner of Evergreen Partners, but he has had a very long and successful track record in the industry. For 6 years, Madden was the President of Nordic Consulting Partners. During his time there, Madden saw the company grow substantially. While it started out with just 3 clients and 10 employees, he saw the company expand to have more than 725 employees that managed more than 150 clients.
Beyond his time that he has spent at these consulting firms, Madden has also been very involved in the healthcare IT industry. He has a long track record of being very innovative by helping a variety of different healthcare companies improve their IT management. People like Madden will continue to be very important and essential as the healthcare industry continues to evolve in the coming years.