A Record Week in Digital Health Funding

May 7, 2012

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In other news, last week was abuzz with news from the FDA, new insights into memory loss, blood tests and loads of funding. Read on for all the goods.



What the FDA Promises to Do About Obesity
The Atlantic

Computer Use & Exercise May Reduce the Odds of Memory Lossy for the Next Five Years
The Atlantic

Finding Diseases Faster with a Brand-New Kind of Blood Test

Pitting Employees Against Each Other… For Health
Wall Street Journal

Facebook is Urging Members to Add Organ Donor Status
New York Times

Health Insurers are Giving $1.3B Back to Consumers & Employers This Summer

Chart: More People Have Access to Mobile Than Electricity
Business Insider

Health Spending is Flattening Out
New York Times


Castlight Health raised a $100 million Series D financing. The round was led by two “major” mutual funds, with contributions from T. Rowe Price, and Redmile Group. TechCrunch

CareZone raised $13 million from NEA and Catamount Ventures. TechCrunch

Forbes Midas List: The VCs Who Are Investing in Health IT  Forbes