Rock Weekly4/7/14

Rock Weekly: The top digital health deals of Q1

Written by Mollie McDowell

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Digital health is increasingly whetting venture appetites — with a record breaking $700M pouring into the space in the last quarter alone. Dive into our just-released Q1 funding review to get the details.

Elsewhere in the industry, the FDA announced it won’t expand it’s regulatory scope of mobile health, 1/3 of wearable users are ditching their devices after six months, and AI achieved 41.9% better diagnostic accuracy than trained physicians.

Headlines

A Miracle Health Device Crowdfunds $730K. One Problem: It Might Be Total Bullshit
PandoDaily

The Cofounder Of 23andMe’s Next Project: Mining Your Quantified Self
Fast Company

US To Let Public See How Medicare Pays Docs
Reuters

Most Of What Your Doctor Does, A Robot Can Do Better
Quartz

Half Of Californians Who Used Exchange May Drop Coverage
NPR

Smart Skin Patch Knows When You Need Your Meds
Nature

Healthcare Workers Are Less Healthy Than Others
The Atlantic

Why The Doctor’s Always Late
WBUR

Mayo Clinic Finds App Reduces Cardiac Readmissions By 40%
MobiHealthNews

The Hospital-Dependent Patient
The New York Times

IMS Health Raises $1.3B In 2014’s Second Biggest IPO
VentureBeat

Rock Health In The News

A Who’s Who Of Healthcare Seeds Mobile Care Plan Startup Wellframe With $1.5M
MedCity News

10 Startups Bringing Digital Health To Seniors
MedCity News

Forget Quantified Self, We Need A Quantified Us
Wired  

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
bswift $51M Great Hill Partners Chicago Business
hCentive $35M Undisclosed VCCircle
Wellfount $15M Deerfield Management Co. Yahoo Finance
Health Fidelity $14M Undisclosed SEC
Personal Genome Diagnostics $2.8M Undisclosed Reuters
Wellframe $1.5M Angels Xconomy
Relatient Undisclosed Jim Sohr, Joe Storey FinSMEs

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