Rock Weekly6/15/15

Rock Weekly: Is technology killing the practice of medicine?

Written by Mollie McDowell

Brand

June 15, 2015

Or is medicine impeding the use of technology? Last week, the AMA delayed setting telemedicine guidelines, even though virtual visits continue to gain steam. And while 78% of office-based physicians use an EHR, 70% don’t believe it was worth it.

Bob Wachter’s latest book The Digital Doctor examines healthcare as it begins adopting information technology. We’re giving away five free copies to the first readers who respond here!

Headlines

The Story Of A Digital Health Unicorn: Evolent Health
Rock Health blog

CVS To Acquire Target’s Pharmacy Business For $1.9B
Washington Post

The Future Of Computers Is The Mind Of A Toddler
Bloomberg

HHS Has No Contingency Plan If Justices Rule Against Health Law
The New York Times

Doctor On Demand: Medicine At Your Fingertips
CNBC

Key Considerations For EHR Integration
Rock Health blog

Just How Much Are Wearable Companies Spending On Advertising?
MobiHealthNews

Apple Stops Ignoring Women’s Health—HealthKit Now Features Period Tracking
TechCrunch

Two-Thirds Of Doctors Reluctant To Share Health Data With Patients
Forbes

The Hospitals That Overcharge Patients By 1000 Percent
The Atlantic

Study Of Returns To The ER Suggests Lack Of Follow-Up Care
Modern Healthcare

Jawbone Takes Second Bite At Fitbit In Pre-IPO Patent Suit
Bloomberg

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
AbilTo $12M HLM Venture Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, .406 Ventures HIT Consultant
SwipeSense $9.7M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
SQream $7.4M Blumberg Capital The Wall Street Journal
QualMetrix $5M Angels FinSMEs
Arrowlytics $3M Surgical Care Affiliates VC News Daily
Catalia Health $1.3M Khosla Ventures TechCrunch

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