Around the nation: Come to the Apple Store to buy an iPhone. Stay to learn about heart health?

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Apple on Monday hosted a heart health-focused event at its store in San Francisco featuring talks from Apple VP Sumbul Desai and Robert Harrington, president-elect of the American Heart Association, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.

  • California: Apple on Monday hosted a heart health-focused event at its San Francisco store that featured a panel on heart health, as well as talks from Apple VP Sumbul Desai and Robert Harrington, president-elect of the American Heart Association. Apple has scheduled three more heart health events at its stores, including events in Chicago and New York (Farr, CNBC, 2/12).
  • Minnesota: UnitedHealth Group on Wednesday announced that John Noseworthy, former president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, would join its board of directors. Noseworthy began working at Mayo in 1990 and was CEO of the health system from 2009 until his retirement last year. The Daily Briefing is published by Advisory Board, a division of Optum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/13).
  • New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday said it would purchase Auris Health, a robotic surgery firm, for $3.4 billion. The purchase is expected to give J&J an entry into the robotics world and to help build upon the company's relationship with Alphabet's Verily (Lovelace Jr., CNBC, 2/13; Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/13).

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