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Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want to Know?

In a recent article for the Financial Times, David Crow details how cancer has deeply affected his family: five family members, including his mother, have died of cancer. Hereditary cancer tests like those offered by Myriad Genetics make it possible for individuals like David to analyze...

Amazon Is Showing Interest In the Healthcare Industry

The possibility of Amazon’s expansion into healthcare has some industry insiders worried. “I get asked all the time what Amazon is doing,” said Tom Rodgers, managing director of McKesson Ventures. “Everyone in the supply chain is nervous. It’s a low-level paranoia that Amazon will drive down...

Google Parent Company Alphabet Releases Glass Enterprise Edition

When Google originally released Google Glass back in 2012, it failed to catch on with individuals. Now, however, the latest Glass Enterprise Edition has found its home in business, particularly in the industrial and healthcare industries. Designed to clip onto glasses or safety goggles, Glass EE...

House Calls Company Landmark Extends Senior Care Services

Landmark Health believes in offering in-home medical care for seniors that could prevent or delay their need for continuing or nursing home care. Based in Buffalo, New York, Landmark has been providing assistance to in-home care providers since October of 2014. While Landmark doesn't consider itself...

Evariant Appoints Tom Schultz Chief Growth Officer

Evariant, the healthcare industry’s leading CRM platform, has appointed Thomas (Tom) Schultz as its new Chief Growth Officer. Beginning July 31st, Schultz will directly oversee the company’s corporate, product, and go-to-market strategies. “I am energized by Evariant’s vision for the future and their track record of...

Ascension and PokitDok Rely on AWS to Bring New Healthcare Products to Customers

"What's happening right now is almost a digital revolution in healthcare," says Ascension's Chris Young. According to Young, while the healthcare industry has been lagging when it comes to technology, it's now starting to catch up, particularly in terms of digital healthcare offerings. Ted Tanner, Jr.,...

The Hospitality Industry As a Model for Health Care Doesn’t Ring True

Online travel booking services are tremendously popular—they provide great deals, allow for easy booking, and share many reviews from fellow travelers. The simplicity of searching for healthcare providers the same way is appealing, as is the ability to request appointments online. But the healthcare industry...

Landmark Health Extends Medical House Calls to More Patients

Yesterday, Landmark Health introduced a new initiative called Landmark Connect. Landmark Connect is an extension of Landmark’s home-based medical care program. The expansion will provide primary care to patients that reside in assisted living facilities (ALF), independent living facilities (ILF), skilled nursing facilities (SNF), continuing...

Startup Insider: 4 Questions with Kyruus CEO Graham Gardner

According to Kyruus co-founder and CEO Graham Gardner, the 2011 movie Moneyball (about how Billy Bean used analytics to improve the performance of the Oakland As) has had a huge influence on how Kyruus was built. "If statistics could be used to determine when to put...