Apple makes an acquisition

Big names making moves in healthcare want to keep you healthy—at home. Apple, on its quest for new health features, scooped up pediatric asthma monitoring co Tueo Health. Comcast, hoping to prevent readmissions, aims to pilot its in-home monitoring device by year end. And Amazon is building an emotion-reading, health-tracking wearable. Here’s why the endeavor would make sense—and why some are less than enthused.

Alphabet had an eventful week, too—Google’s AI received high marks for lung cancer diagnosis (though better AI tools don’t always equal better outcomes), while Verily linked up with four of the world’s biggest drug makers to change the future of clinical trials.


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Why US Policy Could Chill Collaboration In Biotech
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Congress Eyes Federally Funded Medical Claims Research
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Facebook Rolls Out New Disease Prevention Mapping Tools
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Adventist Health To Integrate CancerIQ’s Genetic Risk Program
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