Rock Weekly: Who really owns your medical records?

Rock Weekly

April 20, 2015

Who owns patient records? Patients do—in only one state. From grandpa’s prescription history to your whole town’s genetic code—your data fetches dollars, and locking the records up affects the delivery of care. It would be nice to know who is storing what, especially in an era when consumers are increasingly at the center of healthcare.

On the topic of siloed data—our portfolio company Benchling just raised $5M to make the $180B world of life sciences research reproducible, searchable, and cheaper with their beloved digital lab notebook. Meanwhile, our own Clinicastjoined Elekta to help doctors use big data to better care for oncology patients.


Roadblocks To Sharing Medical Records
The New York Times

IBM Positions Itself As Large Broker Of Health Data
The Wall Street Journal

The Tangle Of Coordinated Healthcare
The New York Times

Oscar Raises $145M At $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Insurance Giant

Medicare Just Saved More Than 10X The Cost Of Amtrak And The National Parks

The Problem With Satisfied Patients
The Atlantic

Service Members Are Left In The Dark On Health Errors
The New York Times

Apps To Track Exercise, Sleep Help Patients Participate In Clinical Trials
The Wall Street Journal

The Problem With Congress’s New Plan To Pay Medicare’s Doctors

Financial Incentives OK’d For Workplace Wellness Programs
Seattle Times

Are Health Apps Any Good For You?
The Guardian

Rock Health In The News

Drchrono Is Bringing Electronic Health Records To The Apple Watch
The Wall Street Journal

Seven Startups Making An Impact On The Future Of Preventive Care

18 More Apple Watch Health And Medical Apps Set To Launch


Company Amt Investors Source
Jawbone $300M BlackRock Re/code
Peloton Interactive $30M Tiger Global Management, True Ventures FinSMEs
CrossChx $15M Khosla Ventures, Drive Capital TechCrunch
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions $13M Peloton Equity, Zaffre Investments VentureBeat
Ortho Kinematics $9.6M Medtronic, TEXO Ventures, MB Venture Partners FinSMEs
meQuilibrium $9M Safeguard Scientifics, Chrysalis Ventures MobiHealthNews
Benchling $5M Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, Rock Health, others Fortune

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