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How Alexa’s best skill could be as a home health-care assistant
- Home health aides are testing the use of Amazon’s Echo platform to assist elderly patients.
- They are finding this system gives clients more access to family members and assistance to ensure they get their medication on time.
- Tech companies are rushing to provide similar services.
Apple healthcare comes under the microscope
It’s unsurprising that Apple has its sights set on the healthcare market. It’s an industry that’s ripe for a tech makeover, and Google, Microsoft, and IBM, among others, are all keen to show that their technology can help with the overhaul.
Direct to consumer healthcare reduces costs, increases reach
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine is growing at an ever-expanding rate due to new phone, computer, app technology and patient demand. Now, patients can quickly assess healthcare providers for phone or video visits via their personal devices. For hospitals and providers, the big draw with virtual visits is the potential savings involved in replacing physician office visits and ER visits.
Henry Schein Merges its Animal Health with Vets First Choice, Creates Public Company
Upon Completion of the Transaction, Henry Schein Shareholders Will Own Approximately 63%and Vets First Choice Shareholders Will Own Approximately 37% of the New Company; Henry Schein Expects to Receive Between $1.0-1.25 Billion in Cash on a Tax-Free Basis
Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare
Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whistle’s animal technology. Mars owns popular pet brands including Pedigree, Whiskas and Iams.
Mars Petcare Acquisition of OptiGen Will Enable Discovery of New Genetic Health Markers for Dogs
Included in the acquisition are exclusive licenses to a portfolio of genetic disease tests patented in the U.S., Australia and many countries in Europe, and an extensive biobank of more than 150,000 samples collected over 20 years representing various canine eye diseases. Moving forward these samples will be used to discover new genetic health markers for dogs.
News & Events
On October 16, 2019, True Nature Holding, Inc. released an 8-K including all of the company's recent activity. In addition, the company also released Form 3's for both newly appointed Executives, Lawrence M. Diamond, CEO/Member of the Board, and Julie R. Smith, President & COO/Member of the Board. 8 [...]
Lawrence M. Diamond Joins True Nature Holding, Inc. in Board, CEO Roles, Brings Career Telehealth, Healthcare and Technology Focus ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – True Nature Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: TNTY) (the "Company" or "True Nature") announces the appointment of Mr. L [...]