Instructor: Aleksi Aaltonen, Section 002

CVS Deal With Aetna Changes Healthcare

After a relatively long amount of time, CVS Health Corp is expected to close it’s purchase of Aetna later this month. The company has only recently won approval to purchase Aetna and is expecting to merge Aetna into it’s existing infrastructure. By merging these two giants, we can expect to see a reshaped healthcare sector as it combines one of the largest pharmaceutical providers with one of the oldest health insurers. After learning about disruptive innovations in class, this article seemed to fit as it is combining two companies in the same general field but not specific sector allowing for a more aligned, over arching company. With the combination, CVS could start offering anything from screenings to preventative care services in it’s clinics for customers with Aetna health insurance. Compared to other healthcare insurances, the combination of convenience and reputation that both bring to the table could disrupt the entire healthcare industry.

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