Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup | Techcrunch
Basis is an chat and video app intended to help people with anxiety and other mental health issues. The company, bolstered by a $3.75 million investment, just came out of stealth mode.
SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world | CNN
The two Japanese companies are teaming up to form Monet, which will create driverless-car businesses, including those that deliver prepared food and those that enable onboard medical exams.
BlackBerry launches Spark platform for secure connectivity, announces healthcare security products | Mobihealthnews
Along with a new code-signing server, the company is also introducing a secure medical data storage and transfer service. The Global Commission will use the system in its work on diagnosing rare diseases in children.
Cleveland Clinic first in U.S. to use single-incision robotic surgery | Health Data Management
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first successful prostate surgery with a surgical robot whose instruments are inserted through a single, small incision. The robot, the Single Port SP Robot, is made by Intuitive Surgical.
MiMedx kept cheaper products out of its offerings to VA hospitals | The Wall Street Journal
The company had separate sets of product offerings for government customers and for private hospitals. For the former, it sometimes offered only the larger and more expensive size of certain products—which ended up costing taxpayers.
In other news
Here are the winners of the 2018 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants | NPR
The 25 winners include a health economist, an epidemiologist and global health advocate, and a poet.