Anthem pursues rival insurer Cigna in an acquisition deal that values Cigna at $45 billion.
Online support group vendor PatientsLikeMe signs a research partnership with the FDA to supplement its post-market drug surveillance program with patient-generated adverse events reports.
Fast Company profiles Obama’s growing US Digital Services team, which was established in the days after Healthcare.gov’s failed launch. Todd Park, who is responsible for recruiting Silicon Valley’s best and brightest for the team, describes it as “DARPA meets the Peace Corps meets SEAL Team Six,” and tells stories of Obama’s hands on involvement in recruitment efforts.
The Office of Personnel Management reports that mental health data may have been compromised in its second confirmed security breach in the last two weeks.