Healthy content to get you through Thanksgiving

Rock Weekly

November 21, 2011 

Greetings Rock Healthers! Turkey Day is upon us (for our American friends, anyway), and we’ve got plenty of delicious links to keep you occupied during that tryptophan-induced food coma. Onward!

Our favorite headlines:

  • What the Healthcare Industry Can Learn From Technology Start-Ups (the Atlantic)
  • How smart phones and tablets are helping patients’ health (Huffington Post)
  • ‘Pox Parties’ in the age of Facebook (NY Times)
  • Inside look at Practice Fusion’s iPad app (Cooper Journal)
  • Top health industry issues of 2012 (PWC reserch)
  • Healthcare investing: 5 underserved medical problems (MEDCITY)
  • Can the PayPal Mafia fix healthcare? (Forbes)
  • White House Announces $1 Billion in Health Care Grants (NationalJournal)
  • Why healthcare IT security is harder than the rest (ComputerWorld)

Rock Health in the news:

  • 12 healthcare startups to watch (Fast Company)
  • Startup BitGym aims to inspire geeks to work out with iPads, iPhones (Reuters)
  • A post demo day Look at three Rock Health startups- WeSprout, Pipette, and BrainBot (Xconomy)
  • United Health Group Joins Rock Health (Yahoo! Finance)
  • 8 New health-tracking sensors (Boston Globe)
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Podcast: mobile med apps & legality
Check out the HIMSS podcast discussion of the recent Draft Guidance issued by the FDA on mobile medical applications. Listen here.