According to a Rock Health 2016 report 0% of healthcare fortune 100 companies have a female CEO in the US. Only 8% of the top 100 hospitals in the US are led by a woman. None of the healthcare informatics companies in Massachusetts are led by women despite the state’s high volume of these companies. According to Mass Digital Health Innovation research, there are about 62 total women digital health CEOs out of 350 in the state.
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi’s research on the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s is now being conducted on neurological tissue rather than mice. Tanzi says he can develop the tissue in 6-8 weeks rather than the years it takes in mice specimen. He announced 38 new potential drugs that have been created specifically for Alzheimer’s or have been repurposed that may be put on the marketplace to combat the disease.