Rock Weekly6/8/15

Rock Weekly: AMZN and GOOG compete to control your genome

Written by Mollie McDowell

Brand

June 8, 2015

Digital health kicked off the month of June with its third IPO of 2015: Evolent Health, which earned a pretty $195M in its first day of trading.

And in Googleverse news: the tech giant is expanding its Baseline pilot to define human health, Sergey Brin defended his glucose-sensing contact lens moonshot project to shareholders, Google Genomics is competing with Amazon for a $1B business to store your DNA—and they’re using AI to count the calories in your Instagrams.

Headlines

Amazon, Google Race To Get Your DNA Into The Cloud
Reuters

Rebooting The Human Genome
Technology Review

Digital Tools To Prevent Diabetes
Bloomberg

Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine—And Teladoc Cries Foul
NPR

Teenagers Seek Health Information Online, But Don’t Always Trust It 
The New York Times

HHS Surpasses ACA Enrollment Goal. 10.2M Obtain And Pay For Coverage
Modern Healthcare

What A Supreme Court Ruling Against Obamacare Would Look Like, In 3 Maps
Vox

Patient Ratings Of Doctor Quality Rarely Mention Clinical Outcomes
Washington Post

In Vermont, Frustrations Mount Over Affordable Care Act
The New York Times

Healthcare Spending Billions To Protect The Records It Spent Billions To Install
Politico

Are You A Victim Of Data Blocking? The Obama Administration Wants To Know
Modern Healthcare

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
PillPack $50M Charles River Ventures, Accel Partners, Atlas Venture, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Ventures Fortune
Carena $13.3M Cambia Health Solutions, McKesson Ventures, Catholic Health Initiatives, Martin Ventures GeekWire
One Drop $8M RRE Ventures, BoxGroup, Capital Factory, LaunchCapital, Neu Ventures TechCrunch
Careport Health $3.8M Generator Ventures, Baseline Ventures, CommonAngels Ventures, Excelerate Health Ventures, LaunchCapital, 500 Startups HITConsultant
BaseHealth $3.6M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews

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