Google lays out its next healthcare chapter

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Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:

  • After dissolving Google Health, the tech giant is getting ready for a new chapter in healthcare;
  • Doctors are go online to meet underserved populations where they're at;
  • Scientists are tracking a new COVID-19 variant in the UK.

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Google's health chief lays out the company's next steps after shying away from a full healthcare business

  • Google is rethinking its strategy in healthcare, dispersing its health group throughout the company.
  • Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo laid out how the new approach could make a mark.
  • The goal is to help billions of people make decisions about their health.

Get an inside look>>


Doctor in white coat looks off screen.

A key part of improving healthcare for underserved populations is meeting patients where they are – on the internet

  • During the pandemic, some physicians have used YouTube to correct misinformation.
  • Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick leads a YouTube channel dedicated to democratizing health information.
  • She also highlights the importance of provider-patient communication.

Read more>>


Year 11 pupils get tested prior to returning to school next week at The Wey Valley Academy on September 03, 2021 in Weymouth, England.
Year 11 pupils get tested prior to returning to school next week at The Wey Valley Academy on September 03, 2021 in Weymouth, England.

Scientists are closely tracking a new variant spreading in the UK that could be 10% more infectious than Delta

  • Scientists are closely tracking a new coronavirus variant called AY.4.2, a subtype of Delta.
  • Data showed it may be 10% more infectious than Delta, an expert said. Cases are low outside the UK.
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA chief, called for "urgent research" on the variant.

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