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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|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|
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|Wildflower Health||$5M||Easton Capital, Hatteras Venture Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, HealthTechCapital||VentureBeat|
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