Rock Weekly12/15/14

Rock Weekly: Why tech companies are flocking to healthcare

Mollie McDowell

Creative Direction

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In the last decade, healthcare innovation has gone from “the entrepreneurial equivalent of Siberia” to…well, Silicon Valley. As healthcare finds new entrants from tech, consumers expect them to be closely watched over by the government. Surgeons on the other hand, perhaps they should be self-regulating.

Speaking of entrepreneurs from tech, today we are excited to announce the launch of Hi.Q, led by Rock Health entrepreneur and Like.com founder Munjal Shah. Download Health IQ.

Headlines

Saying Epic Is A ‘Closed’ Health Records System Is An Oversimplification
VentureBeat

Last Minute Digital Health Gift Guide
Rock Health Blog

Healthcare Law Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, And Here’s Why
The New York Times

The Big Business Of Selling Prescription Drug Records
Bloomberg Businessweek

Why This Health Insurer Wants Instant Alerts From The ER
Fast Company

Telemedicine Startup Launches Video Visits With U.S. Therapists
Reuters

How Residency Programs Train Doctors To Waste Money
Vox

3-D Printing Is Changing The Future Of Prosthetics
The Daily Beast

Earache? This Startup Has The Cure
San Francisco Chronicle

Women Still Few And Far Between At Healthcare Conferences
MedCity News

Like.com Founder Busts Into Health, New App Revs Up Users’ Health IQ
VentureBeat

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Kinsa $9.6M KPCB, FirstMark Capital Washington Post
Predilytics $8.9M Google Ventures, Foundation Medical Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners MedCity News
Health IQ $5.5M Greylock Partners, Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Rock Health WSJ

 

Interested in a full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011? Get our funding database.

 
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