Tag: Healthcare

  • Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

    William ("Whurley") Hurley IBM researcher Jerry Chow in the quantum computing lab at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Humanizing Quantum Computing These are just the beginnings of the strange world of quantum mechanics. Personally, I’m enthralled by quantum computing. It fascinates me on many levels, from its technical arcana to its potential applications that could […]

  • Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime

    Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every politician, entrepreneur and inventor for at least the past 40 years. Costs continue to climb (roughly 5 percent this year) and spending is already 20 percent of the nation’s GDP. For the trillions of dollars Americans spend on […]

  • C.R. Bard Must Pay Punitive $35 Million in Vaginal-Mesh Case

    New Jersey woman blamed Bard’s inserts for her injuries, pain Vaginal-insert trial was first against company in New Jersey resolve a raft of suits over its mesh inserts, which have been criticized by women for damaging organs and robbing them of normal sex lives. Bard has consolidated before a federal judge in West Virginia. The […]

  • Using AI to Help Stroke Victims When ‘Time Is Brain’

    Since entrepreneur Chris Mansi cofounded Viz.ai in 2016, the best-funded wizards of artificial intelligence have taken on board games, and created emoji that mirror your facial expressions. Meanwhile, Mansi has been developing algorithms to save the brain cells of stroke patients. This month, the Food and Drug Administration cleared Viz.ai to market its algorithms to […]

  • This Pot Company Posts Record Sales as CEO Eyes Deals

    Medical-marijuana company Aphria Inc. posted a 39 percent jump in second-quarter revenue to C$8.5 million ($6.8 million), exceeding the most recently reported figures of larger peer Aurora Cannabis Inc. and giving it the second-highest quarterly revenue of pot-specialty companies globally. Aphria remains upbeat, even as the increased legalization of marijuana is called into question after a […]

  • Aetna and CVS Were Talking to Others During Takeover Process

    CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. were both talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion merger, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. As late as August, Aetna was in discussions with a “Party X” about a “strategic partnership, business combination or other opportunities.” The mystery company, which isn’t […]