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Engadget

Nest is secretly planning a move into digital health for elders
Engadget
Nest is quietly planning a move into digital healthcare off the back of its purchase of Seattle-based startup Senosis Health. Google's smart home brand has remained tight-lipped since the deal came to light in August 2017. But its secret is revealed in ...
Nest tried to hide its identity as the buyer of a promising health startupThe Verge
Google's Nest reportedly went to great lengths to hide its health ambitions when it acquired a Seattle start-up last ...CNBC
Nest has been trying hard to keep its push into digital health products a secretBGR
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Health Care Spending Under Employer-Sponsored Insurance: A 10-Year Retrospective
Health Affairs (blog)
Using a national sample of health care claims data from the Health Care Cost Institute, we found that total spending per capita (not including premiums) on health services for enrollees in employer-sponsored insurance plans increased by 44 percent from ...

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New York Times

They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff's Van.
New York Times
Sometime that evening, the van, carrying Ms. Green and Wendy Newton, another woman being transported to a mental health facility, was overtaken by the flooding waters of the Pee Dee River. The two sheriff's deputies in the van managed to get out, said ...
Families of Two Mental Health Patients Who Drowned in Sheriff's Van Want AnswersSplinter

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Wall Street Journal

Nestlé Sharpens Focus on Food and Beverages With Review of Skin-Health Unit
Wall Street Journal
Nestlé didn't disclose an estimated value for the skin-health division, which includes face-care products Cetaphil and Proactiv, but it could fetch about 4 billion francs, according to Jefferies analyst Martin Deboo. Mr. Deboo said the review was ...
Nestle exploring options for skin-health unitMarketWatch
Nestlé plans to sell or spin off skin health unitFinancial Times

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3 health IT provisions in the Senate opioid bill
Becker's Hospital Review
The Opioid Crisis Response Act, which the Senate passed on a 99 to 1 vote Sept. 17, includes several health IT provisions, as laid out in the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter. Here are three health IT provisions included in the package: 1. EHRs. The ...



Better health outcomes linked to lower Medicare spending
Becker's Hospital Review
Medicare spending per fee-for-service beneficiary is likely to be lower in counties where people have the highest well-being — defined as physical, mental and social health — as well as access to basic needs, according to a study published in the ...



ABC News

Sheriff's deputies transporting 2 mental health patients who drowned in flood waters put on leave, authorities say
ABC News
Two South Carolina sheriff's deputies who were transporting a pair of mental patients in a van that was overcome by flood waters -- drowning the two women, who were chained in the back of the van -- have been placed on administrative leave, authorities ...
Two Mental Health Patients Stuck in Police Van Drown in South Carolina FloodsSlate Magazine
Mental health patients drown in SC floodwaters during transportWSAV-TV
Two mental-health patients in sheriff's van drown in SC floodwatersWashington Post
WIS10 -PEOPLE.com -The Hill (blog) -Greenville News
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Wall Street Journal

Health Care Is the Sleeper Issue of 2018
Wall Street Journal
The Democrats' most potent national policy issue in the 2018 midterms is health care, and it's showing up on TV. One Arizona ad says Martha McSally, the Republican congresswoman running for Senate, “voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing ...

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TechCrunch

Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care
TechCrunch
When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it's also shifting much of its focus toward healthcare. A month earlier, the company had acquired Twine, ...
Fitbit leans hard into healthcare with a new enterprise offeringEngadget
Fitbit's focusing on the health care market with its new premium fitness coaching featureThe Verge
Fitbit announces new Care platform for health plans, expands Humana partnershipMarketWatch
Fast Company -Fox Business -Kaiser Family Foundation -Fitbit, Inc.
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Detroit Free Press

New tower in downtown Royal Oak to house major Henry Ford Health center
Detroit Free Press
A controversial new office tower going up in Royal Oak that critics said will upset the city's downtown economy just got a blue-chip, long-term tenant — the Henry Ford Health System. The nationally prominent health provider announced Wednesday it ...


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