Finding more information about your personal health or the health of your family has never been more meaningful than over the past year. For many individuals, patients and consumers, the need to address myriad questions and seek out additional areas of interest has become a quest. But in an age when information is ubiquitous and public health is top of mind, a new study on health fluency indicates that the road to such insight is now paved with multiple lanes and involves more than the traditional health care organizations and companies relied on before.
Americans may have a false sense of security about the privacy and safety of their personal medical information.
Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine, raising the Swiss drugmaker’s bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group’s ability to personalize cancer care.
Philips expects sales to grow by 4-to-6 percent in the coming three years as the Dutch company focuses on growth in the health technology market.