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Elizabeth Holmes

Venture capital and health system investors are bullish on tech startups | Modern Healthcare | 1/18/2020

Print AP Photo The 2010s brought serious reality checks to once-favored technology startups in healthcare. But despite some major blowups, health system and venture-capital leaders say they generally aren’t spooked about the startup scene. A major reason why is that startups, while often new entrants to a field, have in the past disrupted industries—something healthcare needs—making investors a lot of money in the process. That’s part …

Laura Wood

Cybersecurity Issues Impeding Progress in the Medical Device Market, 2019-2024 - Issues, Risks & Problems; Alternatives; Solutions; and Forecasts | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… WellCare Health Plans (WCG) For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/qbjk8f Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Media Contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood , Senior Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 SOURCE Research and Markets …

Gavin Newsom

Kaiser Permanente Pledges $25M to Governor’s California Housing Fund | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… first private sector contributor to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s newly announced fund to combat homelessness in the state, committing $25 million to the effort. Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Greg Adams and California Governor Gavin Newsom This pledge supports efforts statewide across Kaiser Permanente’s footprint and builds on the $200 million in impact investments that Kaiser Permanente has announced in recent years in support of community health mainly focusing on …

Larry Merlo

Hummer Goes Electric?!? Bold Leadership Moves That Pay Off | Forbes | 1/17/2020

… a laudatory statement , as did U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who called it “an unprecedented step in the retail industry.” Though CVS lost an estimated $2 billion in annual revenue, CEO Larry Merlo said the decision would allow the company “to grow over the long term” — with a focus in the realm of health care, as signaled by its new name: CVS Health. “When you stop selling …

Brett Kavanaugh

First Edition: January 17, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 1/17/2020

… that legalized abortion nationwide. Those on both sides of the furious debate say this could be the year when everything changes. In March, the Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced Anthony Kennedy, who had been the swing vote on abortion cases. A decision is expected by summer. (Rovner, 1/17) Kaiser Health News: Listen: How High-Deductible Plans Hurt Rural America KHN senior correspondent …

Richard Neal

Can House Ways And Means Committee Break Through Gridlock On Hill Over Surprise Medical Bills? | Kaiser Health News | 1/17/2020

… are aiming to break through a legislative quagmire as Congress tries to deliver on the stubbornly elusive goal of protecting patients from “surprise” medical bills. A one-page plan from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) and ranking member Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is at odds with a detailed bipartisan deal struck between key House and Senate committees late last year to settle billing disputes that can leave …

Lou Silverman

Advanced ICU Care Launches Tele-ICU Services with The Regional Medical Center | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… is excited to join with MUSC Health to partner with The Regional Medical Center in support of their ongoing commitment to quality patient outcomes for critically ill patients within the communities they serve,” said Lou Silverman , CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “We look forward to supporting their bedside critical care teams with our advanced tele-ICU care services and specialized team of remote clinicians.” Today, Advanced ICU Care’s team of …

Joshua Titus

University Health System Selects Gozio Health to Develop Mobile Wayfinding Platform | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

University Health System Selects Gozio Health to Develop Mobile Wayfinding Platform Share Article The hospital-branded mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform will provide intuitive, turn-by-turn indoor navigation at University Hospital and access to 28 satellite clinics. University Health System is leading the region in developing a mobile wayfinding platform to improve overall access to healthcare for patients. “Digital transformation in healthcare has arrived, and University Health System …

David Geffen

AMPEL BioSolutions Announces Gene-Based Lupus Diagnostic At Biotech Showcase In San Francisco | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… an important step in that direction. Patients would greatly benefit from a better way to relate their symptoms to immune abnormalities.” Daniel J Wallace MD FACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center David Geffen School of Medicine Center at UCLA in affiliation with AttuneHealth. To view the full presentation from the Biotech Showcase, click here . Media Contact: Kate Vega , 434-326-8272, [email protected] SOURCE AMPEL BioSolutions …

Manisha Narasimhan

SkinMedica® Launches New Instant Bright Eye Cream For Immediate, Visible Results | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2019 . Except as expressly required by law, Allergan disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. CONTACTS: Allergan: Investors: Manisha Narasimhan , PhD (862) 261-7488 Media: Ember Garrett (714) 246-3525 Kaetlyn Boone (714) 330-6483 SOURCE Allergan plc Related Links http://www.Allergan.com …

Dan Tipton

Tipton Communications Welcomes Isabella Antignani as Communications and Marketing Intern | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

Tipton Communications Welcomes Isabella Antignani as Communications and Marketing Intern Share Article Isabella Antignani, a senior at the University of Delaware, joins Tipton Communications. NEWARK, Del. Tipton Health Communications, a full-serviced healthcare consultancy and strategic communications agency, is happy to welcome Isabella Antignani this winter as its communications and marketing intern. In her new position, Isabella will help create strategic campaigns for clients, providing writing support and developing concepts …

Rajesh Gopinathan

TCS: Strong Share Gains in Europe Stand Out in Seasonally Weak Q3 | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… Continued investments in organic talent development: 327K+ employees trained in digital technologies 404K+ employees trained in Agile methods Industry-leading talent retention: IT Services attrition rate at 12.2% LTM Commenting on the Q3 performance, Rajesh Gopinathan , Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said: “We saw the sectoral trends of the first half of the year continue to play out in the third quarter. Our robust order book during the quarter …

Evan Gappelberg

NexTech Presenting at The AlphaNorth Capital Conference on January 18th | Globe Newswire | 1/17/2020

NEW YORK and TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), the leader in augmented reality (AR) for eCommerce and AR learning applications is pleased to announce that NexTech CEO Evan Gappelberg will be presenting at AlphaNorth Capital Conference at Baha Mar on Paradise Island in the Bahamas on January 18th, 2020. The company is scheduled to present in an exclusive one …

Seth Rogen

Canopy Growth Revises Beverage Launch Timeline | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icons Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen , breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House Seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates eleven licensed cannabis production sites with over 10.5 million square feet …

Tony Mira

Anesthesia Business Consultants to Exhibit at the ASA’s PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ Conference 2020 | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

JACKSON, Miss. , Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce it will be attending PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2020 hosted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The ASA’s conference on practice management is being held January 17-19 at the Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Per the ASA, PRACTICE …

Nick Taylor

How Tech Can Help Businesses Improve Staff Mental Wellbeing | Forbes | 1/16/2020

… of workplace stress, HSE reports that the biggest are workload (44%), violence, threats or bullying (13%) lack of support (14%) and changes at work (8%). These stats are certainly worrying, although Unmind founder Dr Nick Taylor believes that digital solutions can help. “There are three ways in which I fundamentally believe that technology is helping us de-stigmatise and progress the conversation and actions around mental health in the workplace …

Mehmet Oz

Sharecare and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter - renowned for the Emmy Awards - announce finalists in 2020 Sharecare Awards | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

… for each category will be honored at the 2020 Sharecare Awards event on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Atlanta . Hosted by cardiothoracic surgeon and Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz , this celebratory event will confer several additional awards of distinction, including the Founder’s Award, Humanitarian Award (Individual), Humanitarian Award (Organization), and Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2019 with NY NATAS, which fosters creativity and …

Pierre Leurent

DTx Alliance names new Board of Directors; Verily taps Deepak Ahuja as next CFO and more digital health hires | MobiHealthNews | 1/16/2020

… their positions for a two-year period. Along with Megan Coder, the group’s executive director, the board consists of: Peter Hames, cofounder and CEO of Big Health; Anand Iyer , chief strategy officer of WellDoc; Pierre Leurent , founder and CEO of Voluntis; Eddie Martucci , CEO of Akili Interactive; Debra Reisenthel , founding CEO and board member of Palo Alto Health Sciences; Joris Van Dam , head of digital therapeutics at Novartis; and Chris …

Meg Whitman

Parks Associates: 25% of US Broadband Households Use Free, Ad-Based OTT Services, and More Than 25% are Interested in Innovative Offerings Accessed via TV | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

… pay-TV, OTT, and over-the-air. “Consumers and their entertainment choices remain the key driver of change within the entertainment industry,” said Steve Nason , Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates. “At CES, Quibi, led by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg , announced a mobile-only service featuring short-form content and subscription tiers with and without advertising, which will target younger, more mobile consumers.” 360 View: Video Services & Connected Consumers includes the …

Justin Sullivan

How Does Walgreens Spend Its Money? | Forbes | 1/16/2020

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 09: A woman sits in a bus shelter outside of a Walgreens store on July 9, … [+] 2015 in San Francisco, California. Walgreens Boot Alliance Inc. reported better than expected third quarter profits with net earnings of $1.3 billion, or $1.18 per share, compared to $714 million, or $0.74 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan

Ryan McKenna

Pria By BLACK+DECKER To Be Showcased At The Paley Center For Media’s Best Of CES 2020 Event | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

… done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter . Media Contact : Ryan McKenna 781-749-0077 ext. 21 [email protected] SOURCE BLACK+DECKER Related Links http://www.blackanddecker.com …

Jeff Smith

eClinical Solutions Expands Leadership Team, elluminate & Enhanced Clinical Data Strategy Services | PRWeb | 1/16/2020

eClinical Solutions Expands Leadership Team, elluminate & Enhanced Clinical Data Strategy Services Share Article Life sciences industry veteran Robert Musterer named Vice President of Product Management as eCS expands footprint in North America and Europe “We are delighted to welcome Rob to the eClinical Solutions leadership team,” said Raj Indupuri, CEO of eCS. “His in-depth knowledge and experience in clinical research as a client and end-user of platforms like …

Bill Frist

Tivity Health Report Calls for Focus on Social Determinants of Health for Older Americans | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

… a person’s health. Insights from the third annual Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging informed the report and its conclusions. At the Summit, a record 220 stakeholders heard from luminaries Katie Couric and U.S. Senator Bill Frist , M.D., as well as thought leaders in the healthcare industry. Attendees representing community, government, academia and private sector organizations convened in Nashville in August 2019 to discuss actions to reduce social isolation, address nonmedical …

Jason Von Bank

Successful health care entrepreneur, Kyle Rolfing, joins Wellbeats’ Board of Directors | PRWeb | 1/16/2020

Successful health care entrepreneur, Kyle Rolfing, joins Wellbeats’ Board of Directors Share Article Rolfing has proven history of disruptive innovation in health care as a technology entrepreneur and well-being executive Successful health care entrepreneur, Kyle Rolfing, joins Wellbeats’ Board of Directors Kyle’s experience gives him an intimate understanding of all phases of innovation for consumer-driven health care and workplace well-being and will help Wellbeats capitalize on our …

Shahram Seyedin-Noor

23andMe co-founder’s new startup, Precise.ly, brings genomics to India through Narayana partnerhsip | TechCrunch | 1/16/2020

… of apps for people who had specific diagnosis,” says Avey. But the market was already chock full of startups (including 23andMe), so an early investor in the company from, Civilization Ventures , and its founder Shahram Seyedin-Noor suggested that they begin to look globally for growth. “Precise.ly’s mission is to deliver validated genetic insights to the billions of people living outside the western world. We’re initially focused on India where …