consumer health

GSK names McNamara as CEO of consumer health spinout

GlaxoSmithKline has said that Brian McNamara – currently head of its three-year-old consumer health joint venture with Pfizer – will retain the top job at the business after it is hived off into a separate company next year. The appointment, which had been expected, was confirmed in a statement by GSK’s board today. McNamara has …

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GSK backs CEO Walmsley, rejecting Elliott’s call to change board

GlaxoSmithKline’s board had responded to the broadside attack delivered by activist investor Elliott Management yesterday, saying it stands firmly behind the leadership of chief executive Emma Walmsley. The drugmaker rejected calls by Elliott to change its board and accelerate the complete divestment of its consumer health unit which is due to be split from the …

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Elliott fires broadside at GSK in wake of investor update

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Emma Walmsley was no doubt hoping that an upbeat assessment of the firm’s prospects at an investor meeting last week would deflect criticism of her leadership from activist investor Elliott Management – but finds herself in the firing line once again today. The US hedge fund, run by billionaire Paul Singer, has …

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Elliott fires broadside at GSK in wake of investor update

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Emma Walmsley was no doubt hoping that an upbeat assessment of the firm’s prospects at an investor meeting last week would deflect criticism of her leadership from activist investor Elliott Management – but finds herself in the firing line once again today. The US hedge fund, run by billionaire Paul Singer, has …

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GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health

What You Should Know: – GetWellNetwork is acquiring Docent Health, a digital health company. Docent provides a patient engagement platform used by healthcare organizations to coordinate personalized care at scale through AI-enabled communication technology. – The acquisition advances GetWellNetwork’s mission to empower patients and families to be more active participants in their care, and extends …

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CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home. – Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature …

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How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021

Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to struggle with what should really be table stakes: the ability …

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Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs

Andrei Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API, A recent BBC article discusses the rise in employee health tracking via wearable devices and highlights a number of concerns around data privacy. To try and prevent health tracking schemes from crossing ethical lines, and eroding trust between employee and employer, some industry figures believe that organizations …

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Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. – The platform harnesses a …

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Former KKR Vet Jim Momtazee Launches Healthcare Investment Firm, Patient Square Capital

Jim Momtazee, Managing Partner at Patient Square Capital What You Should Know: – Former KKR veteran Jim Momtazee announced the launch of Patient Square Capital, a partnership being purpose-built to become the preeminent investment firm in healthcare.  – Patient Square will partner with best-in-class management teams whose products, services, and technologies improve health.  – Prior …

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Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

What You Should Know: – Direct-to-consumer telehealth company Thirty Madison raises $47M in Series B round from Johnson & Johnson and Polaris Partners. – Thirty Madison’s three portfolio brands — Keeps, Cove, and Evens — enables patients to easily access specialist-level care combined with the convenience of telemedicine and treatment delivery.  Thirty Madison, a New York City-based digital health company reinventing the …

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Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

What You Should Know: – Sharecare launches its offering for employers: Well-Being@Work,  a virtual solution for COVID-19 that’s integrated with its app-based digital health platform for managing consumer health and well-being. – The offering is designed for employers – organizations of any kind – to support their workforces as they return to work when the time …

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