June 30, 2014
No big surprises lurked in Google’s announcement of their recently leaked Google Fit platform last week. However, they failed to mention the word ‘health’ once, focusing instead on basic fitness metrics—perhaps still nursing the wounds of their former Google Health and Flu Trends projects. At least Larry Page has healthcare on his mind, reiterating how much he wants to mine your health data. And he’s not the only one.
Want to know the real news of the week? Digital health funding in 2014 already exceeds total funding for all of record-breaking 2013. Sink your teeth into our just-released Midyear Funding report.
Google Fit To Compete With Apple Health
San Francisco Chronicle
Should Google Be Allowed To Mine Your Health Data?
FDA Proposes To Deregulate Some Digital Health Software
Medical Boards Plan To Ease Path To Out-Of-State And Online Treatment
The New York Times
The FDA Responds To 23andMe Crackdown
Treating The Disease Instead Of The Person
Expect Healthcare Spending To Rise In 2015
The New York Times
Your Doctor Is Now Mining Your Credit Card Data
When Doctors Tell Patients What They Don’t Want To Hear
The New Yorker
Rock Health In The News
Millennial Entrepreneurs: Born To Solve Mobile-First Business Apps
Adding Doctor-Patient Accountability To Mobile Health
Halle Tecco’s Outlook On Digital Health
||Greylock, Venrock, Harrison Metal Capital
||SIG, Matrix Partners, K2 Ventures
||Wellington Partners, Cipio Partners, TVM Capital, Gilde Healthcare
||Built in LA
||Primera Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Mistral Venture Partners, Real Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners
||Foxconn Technology Group, True Ventures
||The Wall Street Journal
||Cambia Health Solutions, Jonathan Bush, .406 Ventures
||Portland Business Journal
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