Rock Weekly: Understanding Obamacare & summer funding frenzy


July 2nd, 2012

It was an energizing week for Rock Health and all of us in healthcare: still aglow from last week’s fundiing report, we were thrilled to announce a partnership with GE as part of their healthymagination initiative, a $6 billion global commitment to provide better health for more people by lowering cost, improving quality and increasing access to health technology.

And no one could overlook all eyes and voices on this week’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.  Don’t know where to begin?  Check out our curated coverage below.


For Health Sector: Forward, March
Wall Street Journal

Something Wicked This Way Comes
New Yorker

What The Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling Will Mean For Providers
Health Affairs

Startups Bring Capital, Innovation to Online Health Services

‘Biohackers’ mining their own bodies’ data
SF Chronicle

Close Friends Can Now Track Your Fitness Successes (And Failures) On Path, With A Daily Sparkline From Nike+ Fuelband

HealthTap Adds Micro-Transactions For Remote Doctor Chat

Funding and M&A

Practice Fusion Nabs $34M
Wall Street Journal

Carena Lands $14M

GymPact Grabs $850K
Wall Street Journal


“What I love (in a crazy love sort of way) about this industry is that there’s this inherent skepticism (bordering on institutional arrogance) from many of the experts in the field, who defend an industry that by any measure or comparison is backwards and unsustainable.  Feels to me like an industry ripe for innovation.”

– Rick Valencia, left in a comment on MobiHealthNews


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