Rock Weekly: Wearables: we’re doing it wrong.

June 29, 2015

SCOTUS stole the show last week with two huge rulings affecting healthcare’s future. King v. Burwell went the way of Obamacare, with subsidies remaining intact, while the long-awaited marriage equality ruling promises to alter the health insurance landscape.

On the wearables front, Google wants to change clinical research with its new wristband. Health execs see positive ROI from patient-generated data but is the technology accurate enough to turn the devices into digital medical tools?

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Omada Health Cofounder and CEO Sean Duffy
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Wearables: Are We Doing It Wrong?
Technology Review

The FDA Doesn’t Want To Regulate Wearables—Device Makers Want It That Way
The Verge

The Employer-Led Healthcare Revolution
Harvard Business Review

Consumers Demand Price Transparency, But At What Cost?
Modern Healthcare

Check Your Health Records: You May Be Able To Avoid Trouble
The Washington Post

What Our Tweets And Google Searches Say About Our Health

Eighty-Four Percent Of Health Execs Agree: Train Machines As Much As People

Fitbit CEO Says He ‘Thinks Differently’ About Apple

Medicare Slow To Adopt Telemedicine Due To Cost Concerns
Kaiser Health News

Small Study: Patient Portal Fails To Improve Education, Activation

These Mini Robots Could Form An Injection Gun In Your Bloodstream
Popular Science

Rock Health In The News

Wildflower Health Secures $5M To Expand Platform For Maternity Health
MedCity News

Wellframe Partners With Thresholds To Empower Veterans To Self-Manage Care

Meet A Startup Building An Insurance Business Around A Connected Toothbrush


Company Amt Investors Source
MDLive $50M Bedford Funding MobiHealthNews
Mousera $20M Undisclosed SEC
Cureatr $13M Deerfield Investments, Cerner Capital, Windham Ventures, Cardinal Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, JMI Services, Partnership Fund for New York City MedCity News
Spreemo $13M Pamplona Capital Management Dow Jones
Heal $5M Slow Ventures, March Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital MobiHealthNews
Wildflower Health $5M Easton Capital, Hatteras Venture Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, HealthTechCapital VentureBeat
Lyra Health $3.1M Castlight Health MobiHealthNews

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