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Rock Weekly: 5 signs Apple is making a health product

Mollie McDowell

February 3, 2014

Funding in January smashed records and the second digital health IPO of the year is already knocking at the door as Castlight Health secretly files to go public at a $2B valuation. We’re now convinced that Apple is setting its sights on digital health — here arefive signs Apple is making a health product.

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Headlines

Castlight Health Files Secretly For IPO, Seeking $2B Valuation
Fortune

Apple Execs Meet With FDA To Discuss Mobile Medical Applications
The New York Times

Google Makes A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things
TechCrunch

How Twitter Knows When You’re Depressed
Time

America’s Future Doctors Are Saving Wikipedia
Quartz

Obesity Is Found To Gain Its Hold In Earliest Years 
The New York Times

Why Patients Need To Be Treated Like Consumers
Rock Health Blog

Providers Are Scared Of Innovation 
FierceHealthIT

Big Data Gets Physical
The Guardian 

32% Of Mobile Device Owners Use Fitness Apps
MobiHealthNews

Rock Health In The News

Health And Appiness
The Economist

Wellframe Chosen As Merck I Heritage Finalist Pick 
MedCityNews

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Health Catalyst $41M Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures TechCrunch
Xhale $16M Undisclosed SEC
GNS Healthcare $10M Cambia Health Solutions, Heritage Provider Network, Mitsui & Co. The Boston Globe
PatientSafe Solutions $3M Undisclosed SEC
ZappRX $1M Atlas Venture, SR One, others MedCityNews

 

 

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