Mark Hurd, the co-CEO of Oracle, is taking a leave of absence, citing health reasons – gpgmail

[ad_1] Mark Hurd, one two CEOs leading the software giant Oracle, is taking a leave of absence owing to health reasons, he told employees in a letter today. Oracle has not specified what Hurd’s health issue is or how long he is expected to be away. Hurd joined Oracle nine years ago, after leading Hewlett-Packard […]

Apple is launching a Research app that will allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple is launching a new Research app for Apple Watch owners that will allow people to opt to privately contribute to health research by sharing the data collected from the smartwatch and its many sensors, as well as the Apple Health app. The news of the app was announced today at Apple’s iPhone press […]

Ginger, an MIT spinout providing app-based mental health coaching to workers, raises $35M – gpgmail

[ad_1] Mental health issues are thought to impact one in every five people in the US, and the stress of working life can be an exacerbating factor. Now, one of the startups that’s using technology to build ways to support this population has raised a significant round of funding to expand its platform to aid […]

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads – gpgmail

[ad_1] Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with mental health issues are having sensitive health data tracked and passed to third parties, according to Privacy International’s findings — including depression websites […]

Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines – gpgmail

[ad_1] As part of its efforts against health misinformation, Pinterest is now displaying information from public health organizations for keywords like “measles” or “vaccine safety.” The social media platform had previously blocked vaccination-related search terms, but a new announcement says the company wants to close the “data void” that results from false information being spread […]

Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health – gpgmail

[ad_1] Chris Hogg is a digital health advocate interested in how new forms of health data are changing the relationship between physician and patient. As CCO of Propeller Health, he leads the company’s San Francisco office and oversees the pharma BD, health system and payer sales, clinical and medical affairs and data science teams. “One […]

Health insurance startup Alan launches four new verticals – gpgmail

[ad_1] French startup Alan announced new products, international expansion plans and a brand refresh at a press conference this morning. The company also announced plans to overhaul some of its tech stack to improve the overall user experience. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup that offers health insurance in France. The company wants to create a […]

UK’s health data guardian sets a firm line for app development using patient data – gpgmail

[ad_1] The UK’s health data watchdog, the National Data Guardian (NDG), has published correspondence between her office and the national privacy watchdog which informed the ICO’s finding in 2017 that a data-sharing arrangement between an NHS Trust and Google-owned DeepMind broke the law. The exchange was published following a Freedom of Information request by gpgmail. […]

HP CEO steps down, citing ‘family health matter’ – gpgmail

[ad_1] HP Inc. announced this afternoon that Dion Weisler is stepping down as president and CEO. The executive cited a “family health matter” in his decision, noting that he will be returning home to Australia. The company already has a successor lined up, as its president of Imaging, Printing and Solutions, Enrique Lores, got unanimous […]

Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching – gpgmail

[ad_1] Chad M. Crabtree Contributor There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of these services. One of the organizations that has set out to change this negative association is Torch, a startup […]