January 12, 2015
The deluge of CES wearable and health device debuts has come to a close, and discussions were apparently “much more grounded” this year. Marc Benioff said wearable data is “heading to creepy” and the FTC chairwoman expressed concern about privacy in the era of connected devices. But as it turns out, most Americans are just fine sharing their health data for research—and companies are taking them up on it.
We have two big pieces of news from our portfolio companies today! Hot off tracking 3.5M medications at 140 hospitals last year, Kit Check just raised $12M. And Augmedix raised $16M to help doctors do what they do best: take care of patients. Learn more about the Rock Health portfolio.
23andMe To Sell Genetic Data To Genentech For $60M Research Project
Can A Smartphone Tell If You’re Depressed?
The Wall Street Journal
Population Health Improvement Still A Riddle Wrapped In An Enigma
Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine
The Future Of Medicine Is In Your Smartphone
The Wall Street Journal
Health Premiums Rise More Slowly, But Workers Shoulder More Of Cost
The New York Times
An App That Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact
States Forge Ahead With Telehealth Coverage
Healthcare IT News
Rock Health In The News
Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES
30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital
Healthcare Startups Rake In Record Money In 2014
Eleven Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results
||Math Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital, GE Ventures
||The Wall Street Journal
||Emergence Capital, DCM
||Han-Sing Hi-Tech Fund, TransLink Capital, RRE Ventures
||Crain’s New York Business
||Kaiser Permanente Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, Easton Capital Investment Group, LionBird, Rex Health Ventures
||Washington Business Journal
||Hearst Ventures, Catholic Health Initiatives
||CHV Capital, Founder Collective, Atlas Venture
||Mayfield Fund, Powder & Fitness to the People, Vast Ventures, Expansion VC, BAM Ventures, Queensbridge Capital, others
||Cambia Health Solutions, Generator Ventures, GE Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners, Ziegler-LinkAge Longevity Fund
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