The problem with Google’s health care ambitions is that no one knows where they end

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal accused Google of stealthily collecting sensitive patient data from millions of Americans without their consent. The New York Times soon followed with its own report, offering more detail on “Project Nightingale” and noting how it was likely to rile up privacy advocates. Forbes then published [Read More…]

Amazon acquires Health Navigator for Amazon Care, its pilot employee healthcare program

Amazon  has acquired Health Navigator, a startup that develops APIs for online health services. According to CNBC, which first reported the deal, Health Navigator will become part of Amazon Care, its pilot healthcare service program for employees. This is the second health startup [Read More…]

How prescribing healthy food could save billions of dollars in health care costs

Prescriptions for healthy foods could help lower the risk of expensive chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Medicare and Medicaid patients, a new study suggests. Researchers used computer models to calculate that prescribing healthy food to patients could [Read More…]