Here comes Google

Not to be outdone by Amazon (whose threat to established players was made evident in a recent lawsuit), Google is pushing its health strategy forward on a number of fronts. The tech giant inked a deal with Sanofi to develop personalized treatments while its life sciences arm, Verily, is preparing to open its data-driven opioid addiction center. And in the battle of voice assistants, a new study puts Google in the lead when it comes to understanding medication names—but warns we shouldn’t rely on voice tech just yet.


This Digital Health Company Is About To Go Public
And it’s not Livongo or Health Catalyst FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

Grand Rounds, Uber Health Want To Bring Patients To The Doctor
It’s all about getting people to the right care at the right time CNBC | (Tweet)

Your Facebook Posts Might Help Predict A Medical Condition
Making the link between digital language patterns and disease MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Proposed Rule Updates E-Scripts Standards For Medicare Part D
Streamlining prior authorization would help providers and patients FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

California Is Testing Out A Digital “Fire Alarm” For Mental Health
A promising endeavor rife with potential privacy problems Gizmodo | (Tweet)

UnitedHealth Buys Health Payments Firm For $3.4B
The insurer also won conditional approval for its DaVita deal The Wall Street Journal | (Tweet)

Could AI In Healthcare Turn Out To Be Poison?
Experts argue pitfalls must be addressed to ensure safety and effectiveness STAT | (Tweet)

Biohackers Are The “Lewis And Clark” Of Healthcare Data
What’s possible when people have access to their own health data? GeekWire | (Tweet)

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