Rock Weekly: Who really pays for healthcare?
Healthcare economics dominated the airwaves, as CMS proposed to cut payments for hospital readmissions and rallied for even more hospital transparency. Also, it came out that exchange enrollment exceeded its goal – just not in the way it needed to. In hardware news, wearables got a big nod as Amazon rolled out a dedicated site for them and the 75% of consumers that believe they’ll make waves in wellness.
Rock Health companies continue on their winning streak as Wello gets scooped up by weight loss behemoth Weight Watchers to bring virtual workouts to the masses.
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Leaning In To Change Healthcare
|Alignment Healthcare||$125M||General Atlantic||VentureWire|
|NantHealth||$100M||Sovereign Wealth Funds, Kuwait Investment Authority||Los Angeles Business Journal|
|Doximity||$54M||DFJ, T. Rowe Price Associates, Morgan Stanley Investment Management||Re/code|
|Integrated Diagnostics||$47.3M||Baird Capital, Life Sciences Alternative Funding||Seattle Business Journal|
|Voluntis||$29M||Bpifrance Large Venture, Innovation Capital, Vesalius Biocapital, Qualcomm Ventures, others||MobiHealthNews|
|BigHealth||$3.3M||Index Ventures, Forward Partners||MobiHealthNews|
|Halo Neuroscience||$1.5M||Marc Andreessen, Jeff Clavier||TechCrunch|
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