Nokia is venturing into healthcare, announcing Tuesday a collaboration with HUS/Helsinki University Hospital and the University of Helsinki's Faculty of Medicine on devising innovative solutions for outpatient care.
IBM has formed a Watson Health medical imaging collaborative that aims to cut down on inefficient and uncoordinated healthcare and make imaging a daily practice for doctors treating a variety of diseases and conditions, thereby improving personalized care.
Cerus announced an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to support clinical development of its Intercept Blood System in the area of pathogen reduction of red blood cell components.
Healthcare strategy group Omnicom is partnering with Validic to develop new ways to integrate data from wearables, apps and remote monitoring devices. They aim to help healthcare organizations communicate with and engage patients more effectively.
IBM and Otsuka Pharma are teaming up in a joint venture to market software that will integrate and analyze psychiatric patient data.
Medtronic is picking up a whole line of chronic disease management programs to market from a new partnership with Canary Health. The devices giant anticipates that the programs, which encourage and direct patients toward better self-care, will be reimbursable--which can be a tough hurdle for software-based approaches to disease.
Intuitive Surgical is aiming to provide surgeons with more patient-specific information for use with its da Vinci Surgical System with its latest partnership. It's made a deal with telehealth provider InTouch Health to develop products to deliver 3-D reconstructions of anatomical structures for surgeons.
In its second precision medicine tie-up this month, Thermo Fisher will collaborate with the West China Hospital of Sichuan University on a platform to research precision medicine.
Philips and Texas A&M University are joining forces on a project focused on developing population health solutions to prevent diabetes, asthma and infectious diseases in South Texas.
Walgreens is pulling the plug on its relationship with Theranos, closing all 40 Theranos Wellness Centers at Walgreens stores in Arizona, the company announced Sunday. The change will be effective immediately, though Walgreens will help transition customers over the next several days.