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Rock Weekly: Healthcare still a sad place for diversity

Written by Mollie McDowell

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Rock Weekly

March 23, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce our latest investment, Collective Health, which just picked up $38M to bring much-needed modernization to employer-sponsored health insurance. Here’s why we’re finally excited about getting coverage from employers.

In addition to funding remarkable companies, we’re also committed to promoting diversity in the industry. Despite making up 78% of healthcare’s workforce, women represent only 6% of CEOs of funded digital health companies and 21% of the C-suite of Fortune 500 healthcare companies. We can do better. Read more in our just-released, third annual State of Women in Healthcare report.

Headlines

Why Healthcare Tech Is Still So Bad
The New York Times

The Inside Story Of How Apple’s Medical Research Platform Was Born
Fusion

Even Before Premera Attack, 2015 Is The Year Of Healthcare Hack
Washington Post

CMS Issues Draft Rules For EHR Incentive Program
Modern Healthcare

What Your Tweets Say About You
The New Yorker

Precision Medicine: The Future Or Simply Politics?
JAMA

Congressional Leaders Unveil Permanent ‘Doc Fix’ Bills
Modern Healthcare

Mayo Clinic Surgeons Investigate Use Of Drones For Medicine
MedGadget

Intensive Care Gets Friendlier With Apps, Devices
The Wall Street Journal

Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital
NPR

Rock Health In The News

Dozens Of Startup Companies Reveal Obamacare As Job Creator
Bloomberg

You’re The Doctor Now, And Your Office Is In Your House
Fast Company

Stride Health Wants To Simplify Healthcare Marketplace
Bloomberg

Mango Health’s Drug Prescription Apps Eye The Ideal Spot On The Apple Watch
TechCrunch

NEB, Benchling Collaborate On Tool For DNA Assembly
GenomeWeb

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Health Catalyst $70M Sequoia Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Partners HealthCare, Sands Capital Ventures, others Forbes
Collective Health $38M NEA, Founder’s Fund, Rock Health, Formation 8, Redpoint Ventures, RRE Ventures, Subtraction Capital Fortune
Glooko $16.5M Medtronic, Canaan Partners, Social+Capital Partnership, Samsung TechCrunch
Modernizing Medicine $5M IBM MobiHealthNews
Healthentic $3.8M Corvesta, Hawaii Dental Service, WDS Holdings, WYSSTA Investments GeekWire

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