Google sister-company Verily is plotting a move into a fast-growing corner of the health insurance industry | CNBC
Alphabet's healthcare division, Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, has been talking to insurers about going in on contracts with them to take on risk for patients.
GE Healthcare CEO: Here's what the hospital of the future will look like | Healthcare IT News
The company will show off cloud-based services at HIMSS next week. "Patients will be expecting to have diagnostics almost live on a smartphone or at the very least available in near-real time," said the CEO of GE Healthcare Clinical Care Solutions.
Fitbit plans to submit sleep apnea, Afib detection tools for FDA clearance | Medcity News
The company's products generate a lot of de-identified health data. "We do believe if there was a compelling value proposition, people would be more willing to share data," said the Fibitbit CEO.
AstraZeneca spins off autoimmune drugs into new biotech company | Reuters
The company will spin off six of its early-stage drugs into a $250 million biotech company. Bing Yao will lead the company, which will also include staff from MedImmune.
In other news
Why scientists love to study dogs (and often ignore cats) | The New York Times
"The research has lagged behind in cats," said a geneticist and researcher. "I think they're taken less seriously than dogs, probably to do with societal biases."