Health Care Apps See Boost In Investors
Even though consumers have not fully embraced medical services via a smartphone, venture capitalists see the potential. In other news from Silicon Valley, the tech world is leading the charge on paid parental leave, but will it trickle down to the rest of America's workers?
Investors Bet Big On Apps That Promise To Improve Health Care -- And Cut Costs
A surge in venture funding for startups working on health apps has sparked a flurry of interest in smartphone tools that help doctors diagnose, monitor, and treat patients from afar. (Piller, 1/5)
Wall Street, Techdom And The Hard Truth About Parental Leave
There’s never been a better time to have a baby at Facebook Inc. Or at Netflix Inc. Or Credit Suisse Group AG. But as those and other big-name corporations expand paid leave for new parents, millions of ordinary Americans face a hard truth: they get no parental leave at all. Call it the baby gap. In most wealthy nations, getting time off to care for a new child is a given. But in the United States, generous parental leave -- indeed, any parental leave -- is reserved for a relative handful of employees. Just two in five U.S. companies offer paid maternity leave. (Green and Hymowitz, 1/6)