Rock Weekly: Suffering from Olympics withdrawal?
August 13, 2012
While the games in London have come and gone, we’re here to satiate your hunger for those five golden rings AND digital health. Check out the latest Rock Report illuminating how digital technologies are revolutionzing sports and fitness.
And we hope you’ll kick it into high gear with us as we pick up the pace for our upcoming Health Innovation Summit on August 28th at the W in San Francisco.
Obey your thirst, and load up on digital health fuel below:
A Doctor’s Visit Without the Cold Stethoscope
Wall Street Journal
The Exponential Growth in U.S. Health-Care Spending Is Slowing, and It’s Not Because of the Recession
How Surgeons and Engineers Can Communicate Better
Medical Devices Use Biometrics to Prevent Hack Attacks
Europeans Developing Automatic Monitoring for Parkinson’s
The Risks and Rewards of a Health Data Commons
Rock Health in the News
Using The iPhone’s Front-Facing Camera, Cardiio Measures Your Heartrate
The Future of Healthcare is Already at Your Fingertips [INFOGRAPHIC]
Funding & Acquisitions
Emotion Sensor Company Scoops Up $12M
PatientsLikeMe Gets $2M in New Equity Investments
BrightWhistle Secures $2.1M to Help Hospitals Market Services
View the Digital Health Venture Funding Database
It’s amazing to me that Wal-Mart can tell you where one t-shirt is in one of its factories or warehouses at any point in time, but we don’t even know if a patient had an MRI or a CAT scan, a test that costs $1,000-plus, in the past few months. That’s how far behind our IT systems are.
– Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Steward Health Care System, in Fortune