Rock Weekly: Apple:breadth as Google:depth

Rock Weekly

March 16, 2015

In less than 24 hours, Apple’s new ResearchKit did what would take 50 medical centers a whole year to do in traditional trials, albeit with some bias toward the rich and healthy. The platform is the latest example of the shifting center of care—but Apple isn’t the only tech giant tackling clinical data, they’re just prioritizing breadth by embracing open-source.

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Headlines

More On The First Five Apple ResearchKit Apps
MobiHealthNews

Uber Investor Blasts Healthcare At SXSW
USA Today

Building On The Success Of The ACO Model
CMS blog

How A Broken Medical Records System Is Endangering America’s Health
KQED

23andMe To Mine Genetic Database For Drug Discovery
The Wall Street Journal

Your Company’s Health Insurance Costs Are Going Down. Yours Are Going Up
Vox

Facebook Partners With Mental Health Orgs To Offer Suicide Prevention Tools
MobiHealthNews

More Good News On The Deficit Because Of Private Insurance Health Premiums
The New York Times

US Healthcare Spending Probably Jumped Five Percent In 2014
Bloomberg

Rock Health In The News

Startups, Entrepreneurs Try To Solve Medical Records Debacle
KQED

My Daughter Eats Better By Following The Traffic Lights
Parents

Aptible Helps Healthcare Startups Leap HIPAA Hurdles
Technical.ly

Cell Phone System Helps Diagnose Ear Trouble
ABC

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Pager $10.40M Lux Capital, Montage Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Summation Health Ventures VentureBeat
Independa $6.1M City Hill Ventures HIT Consultant
HealthMyne $4.5M Venture Investors, 4490 Ventures, HealthX Ventures Xconomy
MuscleSound $4.3M Angels FinSMEs
Eko Devices $2M Founder.org, Stanford StartX MobiHealthNews
Gozio Health $950K Rutherford Seydel, others Atlanta Business Chronicle
MedaCheck $1.2M Queen City Angels Cincinnati Business Courier
Pacify $1.1M Angels, Acceleprise Washington Business Journal

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