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Alphabet’s Verily gets $1 billion in funding round led by Silver Lake

Alphabet’s life sciences company Verily —  the former Google Life Sciences — raises $1 billion in a new capital funding round.

Medsphere Acquires HealthLine Solutions, Expands CareVue Platform

Medsphere acquires supply chain vendor HealthLine System a few weeks after raising $32 million.

Best Buy bones up on health care biz

Best Buy promotes Asheesh Saksena to president of its new health division, which will focus on helping seniors age in place.

Medici starts 2019 by buying another Austin health-tech startup

Telemedicine vendor Medici acquires competitor Chiron Health for an undisclosed amount.

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