Rock Weekly3/24/14

Rock Weekly: Larry Page wants to make your health data public

Mollie McDowell

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March 24, 2014

Last week at TED, Larry Page called for patient health records to become a public utility, despite the impossibility of maintaining privacy. Apple’s rumored  might be a good place to begin mining data. Chatter around the technology giant’s healthcare ambitionsincreased last week after designs detailing personal health tracking were leaked.

You may have noticed that Larry took the TED stage sans-Glass, probably because our portfolio company Augmedix just raised $3.2M to bring all available units to the doctor’s office.

Headlines

With Healthbook, Apple Asserts Itself As The Platform For Digital Health
Re/code

Why A Complex, Expensive, Error-Prone System May Provide The Best Healthcare
The Washington Post

Larry Page Wants To Make All Health Data Public
TechCrunch

Congress Probes FDA On Digital Health Regulation
The Hill

The Promise And Pitfalls Of Onscreen Medicine
The New Yorker

Why Doctors Still Use Pen And Paper
The Atlantic

IBM’s Watson Attempts To Tackle The Genetics Of Brain Cancer
Forbes

Doctors And Tech: Who Serves Whom?
The Atlantic

Computers Know Your Pain (Better Than Humans)
TechCrunch

Rock Health In The News

What’s Driving The Future Of Health
PSFK

Augmedix Nabs $3.2M For A Google Glass App Made Just For Doctors
VentureBeat

8 Technologies That Are Transforming Health
Business Insider

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
AbilTo $6M BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries VentureBeat
Tyto Care $4M OrbiMed Israel Partners, Lionbird MobiHealthNews
Augmedix $3.2M DCM, Emergence Capital Partners VentureBeat
HealthStream $2.4M Undisclosed SEC
]First Stop Health $2.2M Undisclosed MedCity News
WelVU $1.25M Undisclosed Oregeon Live
CitiusTech Undisclosed General Atlantic FinSMEs
CorTechs Labs Undisclosed Genting Berhad FinSMEs

 

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