Apple recently introduced fall detection into its latest Apple Watch.

Verily was previously known as Google Life Sciences, but in 2015 it became a separate company under Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and is tracked financially within Alphabet’s “Other Bets” segment. In January, it raised $1 billion from Silver Lake and others to “increase flexibility and optionality,” according to the company’s CEO Andy Conrad, which could be an indicator of a potential spin-out from Alphabet.[1] Verily … Continue reading Apple recently introduced fall detection into its latest Apple Watch.

NEJM Catalyst | “Medicine for Millennials — What Has Changed?”

A discussion between a 4th year medical student and a mid-career attending in the NEJM Catalyst entitled, “Medicine for Millennials — What Has Changed?” further characterizes the differences between opportunities in medicine twenty years ago versus now. The student is correct in characterizing the future of medicine as “exciting, but murky at the same time” (the “push”). And, while he does make brief mention of … Continue reading NEJM Catalyst | “Medicine for Millennials — What Has Changed?”

A physician assistant name change

Does the title “physician assistant” accurately describe the level of care that PAs provide? The American Academy of Physician Assistants has tapped marketing agency WPP to determine whether the profession needs a better name and shared some data at its annual meeting. While WPP found that 90% of PAs believe there is a disconnect between their title and responsibilities, a name change remains contentious. While … Continue reading A physician assistant name change

Why Some CEOs Figure ‘Medicare For All’ Is Good For Business

There is growing momentum among employers supporting single-payer,” said Dan Geiger, co-director of the Business Alliance for a Healthy California, which has sought to generate business support for a universal health care program in California. About 300 mostly small employers have signed on. By Phil Galewitz | June 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News EASTON, Pa. — Walk into a big-box retailer such as Walmart … Continue reading Why Some CEOs Figure ‘Medicare For All’ Is Good For Business