Rock Weekly6/1/15

Rock Weekly: Death to the EHR?

Written by Mollie McDowell

Brand

June 1, 2015

What takes up 50% more of a doctor’s time than caring for patients, was supposed to save $77B for healthcare, just got a funding boost from CMS, and had sweeping changes proposed from AMIA last week? The EHR. A valuable tool or a total disaster? Weigh in here.

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Headlines

Jawbone Accuses Fitbit Of Stealing Information By Hiring Workers Away
The New York Times

Small Data From Patients At Home Brings Big Cost Savings
The Economist

Susannah Fox Named CTO Of HHS
HHS blog

Can Hospitals Provide Better Care For Less Money?
The New York Times

Telemed Docs More Likely To Prescribe Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics
Modern Healthcare

The Tech Giants’ Plan To Mine Our Bodies For Data—And Profit
IEEE Spectrum

What Patients Gain By Reading Their Doctor’s Notes
Kaiser Health News

CMS Imposes New Rule To Limit Insurerer Profits
The Hill

Novartis Digs Into Health Tech With Bet On ‘Robotic Pill’
Reuters

Humana Rises After Report Health Insurer May Sell Itself
Bloomberg

Rock Health In The News

Mango Health Uses Google Fit To Add Activity, Blood Pressure, Weight Tracking
MobiHealthNews

Your Health Insurer Wants To Know Exactly When You Get Pregnant
Bloomberg

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Virgin Pulse $92M Insight Venture Partners, Virgin Group Fortune
ClearDATA $25M Excel Venture Management, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Flare Capital Partners, HLM Venture Partners, Heritage Group Phoenix Business Journal
lifeIMAGE $17.5M Cambia Health Solutions, Cardinal Partners, Galen Partners, Long River Ventures, Mass Ventures, Partners HealthCare FinSMEs
Ovuline $3.2M Martin Ventures, Zaffre Investments MobiHealthNews

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