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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
True Nature Holding, Inc. Adds Healthcare Market Expert, Mr. Mark Williams, as Chief Revenue Officer and Member of the Board of Directors
ATLANTA, GA - December 6, 2018 - True Nature Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: TNTY) (the "Company" or "True Nature") announces the appointment of Mr. Mark Williams, age 58, as Chief Revenue Officer as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Williams is a health care market expert with over 30 years-experience [...]
True Nature Holding, Inc. Expands Board, Adding Experienced Public Equities and Health Care Executive as Chairman
Atlanta, GA - (NewMediaWire) - December 04, 2018 - True Nature Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: TNTY) (the "Company" or "True Nature") announces the appointment of Mr. Ronald Riewold as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Riewold, 71, contributes extensive senior leadership experience in managing, operating, a [...]