Rock Weekly8/11/14

Rock Weekly: Doc in a box

Written by Mollie McDowell

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Rock Weekly

August 11, 2014

Thanks to not one, not two, but three separate portfolio companies raking in $28.5M last week, Rock Health startups have now raised a whopping $192M.

Among them is a brand new addition to the Rock Health portfolio, TelePharm, an app that allows pharmacists and patients to connect online, anytime, anywhere. They also just closed a $2.5M Series A. Welcome to the family!

Pop quiz, hotshot! What’s your digital health IQ?

Headlines

In An Ambitious Move, Walmart Seeks Foothold In Primary Care Services
The New York Times

What I Learned About Healthcare When My Cat Died
Forbes

Online Medical Records May Soon Be A Reality In California
Los Angeles Times

The Battle Against Misdiagnosis
The Wall Street Journal

Mobile Tech On The Africa Health Frontier
Politico

Pay-For-Performance Failed In Year One
Vox

California Experiments With Fast-Tracked Medical School
NPR

Why We Should Know The Price Of Medical Tests
The New York Times

Why Physicians Are Turning To Startups
Forbes

You Can Thank The Recession For Health Spending Slowdown
The Washington Post

Rock Health In The News

TelePharm Raises $2.5M For Web-Based Telepharmacy Platform
VentureBeat

Doctor On Demand Raises $21M And Adds Comcast As A Customer
TechCrunch

Drive Capital Backs Smart Toothbrush Company Beam
The Wall Street Journal

Backed By YC And Rock Health, Aptible Handles Hard Parts Of HIPAA
TechCrunch

That Time I Went To The Dentist In A Trailer Outside Dropbox
Fast Company

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Doctor on Demand $21M Venrock, Shasta Ventures, Sir Richard Branson TechCrunch
Beam Technologies $5M Drive Capital The Wall Street Journal
Figure 1 $4M Union Square Ventures MobiHealthNews
CareDox $2.5M Undisclosed SEC
TelePharm $2.5M John Pappajohn, Bruce Rastetter VentureBeat

Get our funding database for the rundown on every digital health deal since 2011.

 

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