Rock Weekly: Health tech’s big year gets even bigger, startups & the FDA, & our exclusive Innovation Tour
July 9, 2012
With the exception of San Diego’s spectacular but short-lived Big Bay Boom, it was a quiet July 4th week out there. But in the world of digital health there were headlines aplenty, from Android apps to Hadoop in healthcare. Catch up on last week’s hot news below.
Health Tech’s Big Year: By the Numbers
Verizon Wireless, Samsung Tout Mobile Health Apps, Devices
LifeWatch V: Android-based Healthcare Smartphone Packed with Medical Sensors
Automated Hovering in Health Care — Watching Over the 5000 Hours
New England Journal of Medicine
Needed, STAT: Health Care Workers with High-Tech Skills
Facebook-for-doctors Network Doximity Tackles America’s 5th Leading Cause of Death
Hadoop Meets Healthcare in New Partnership
New Videogame Lets Amateur Researchers Mess With RNA
Funding & Acquisitions
MapMyFitness Raises $3M More
GolinHarris Acquires Virgo Health
HiSum: New Speakers & Innovation Tour!
We are psyched to announce outstanding new speakers to the HiSum line-up including Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, Atul Butte of Stanford University, and Jane McGonigal of SuperBetter Labs. Check out the full speaker line-up.
We’ll also be doing our first-ever Innovation Tour, offering behind-the-scenes access to SF’s health innovation hubs at IDEO, One Medical, Keas, Weight Watchers, Practice Fusion, and Rock Health. We hope you’ll join us!