The forthcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference in Boston: "Balancing Technology and the Human Element" is themed to showcase the importance of human touch in healthcare amidst the rising technology driven hospitals and medical facilities.
San Francisco based Healthcare venture capital firm Alta Partners has launched funds titled as Alta Partner NextGen Fund I. The new fund will focus on the new development of therapeutics and health technology services. This will be the 9th fund in Alta Partners firms History.
Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person's developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That's the vision for a family of devices that scientists are now developing. They have begun marketing their first device in Europe and hope to win approval for this technology in the U.S.
Stuart McGuigan took on his role as CIO of industry behemoth Johnson & Johnson in 2012. That was around the same time that Alex Gorsky joined the company as CEO. Since then, part of Gorsky’s mission has been to help J&J focus on technology, McGuigan said in an interview at HIMSS this week.
Medical technology company Scandinavian Real Heart has announced that it will be using a range of AdaCore software solutions to develop reliable embedded software for its Total Artificial Heart device.
Whatever the long-term future for life sciences, in house lawyers and their business counterparts as well as outside advisors who are able to navigate the convergence of business and legal issues surrounding the life sciences and technology industries will have a competitive advantage over those who ignore the parallel convergences that are taking place, continuing to focus instead on life sciences and technology as distinct and separate fields.
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