Rock Weekly: Is digital health dangerous?

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December 29, 2014

While everyone gathered around the yule log last week, the headlines countered with some spooky stories about healthcare technology—on everything from hospital hacks to scammy apps and worrisome wearables. Then news broke about bionic pancreases and the thirty-one digital health apps that gained FDA clearance this year to brighten everyone up in time for New Year’s.

It was in fact a huge year for digital health. Learn more in our free 2014 Digital Health Funding: Year In Review webinar on Wednesday, January 7th.

Headlines

What The Insurance Industry Can Do To Fix Healthcare
Harvard Business Review

Medicine Is About To Get Personal
Time

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation
TechCrunch

Wearable Devices For Women: Still Pretty And Still Dumb
The New York Times

Startups Help Consumers Navigate Insurance Exchanges
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare Predictions For 2015
TechCrunch

Elder-Care Challenges Prompt Tech Execs To Create Startups, Apps
Reuters

Seeking Helpful Genetic Mutations For A New Approach To Disease
The New York Times

How Laws Stifle And Stoke Germany’s Digital Health Innovation
The Wall Street Journal

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Assurex Health $30M American Financial Group, Cross Creek Advisors, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sequoia Capital, Mayo Clinic, others MedCity News
Ginger.io $20M Kaiser Permanente Ventures TechCrunch
Cerevast $10M Undisclosed MedCity News
Bam Labs $3.5M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews

 
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