Medtronic has snagged 3 of GE’s top managers in the last 3 years. The most noteworthy pull was the 2011 hiring of former GE Healthcare president & CEO Omar Ishrak, now chairman and CEO at Medtronic. Medtronic’s most recent nab was Hooman Hakami, who Medtronic made executive vice president and diabetes group president in May.
Hakami left a vacancy in the role of CEO of GE’s detection and guidance solutions division, which GE filled with Steve Gray, who previously led the company’s molecular imaging and computed tomography division. Taking over Gray’s old job is Eric Stahre, who comes from GE’s computed tomography unit, according to the Journal.
Health systems hold increasing allure for hackers
Increasing interest in medical data and health records means that the scale of cyber-attacks are only getting more sophisticated, experts say.
DARPA doles out $40M for memory restoration device
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency put up $40 million for research into a brain implant that could restore memories in injured brains.
Apple adds new functions to health app
Apple’s (NSDQ:AAPL) not-yet-released Health app is getting some upgrades before it even hits the market. Now the app is slated to include some of its own trackers, currently just for counting calories and tracking caffeine intake, according to some reports.