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Rock Weekly: #YouOnlyLiveOnesie

Mollie McDowell

July 20, 2015

Choosing the right surgeon can be a matter of life or death, but how reliable is this Surgeon Score Card database that took the Interwebs by storm? Some sing its praises while others cry methodological foul. In other matters of life and death—the first government-approved medical drone delivery dropped Friday in rural VA.

We’re proud to announce our investment in Welkin Health, a company led by former Googlers to help case managers provide care to patients with chronic illness. (Oh, and you might have caught wind of our other investment in Silicon Valley’s hottest new wearable company, Ubsie.) #YouOnlyLiveOnesie

 

Headlines

HIPAA’s Use As Code Of Silence Often Misinterprets The Law
The New York Times
Consumers Won’t Get To Use Google Glass 2.0, But Their Doctors Might
MobiHealthNews
Federal Health Exchange Approved Fake Claims
The Wall Street Journal
How Not To Fix The FDA: 21st Century Cures
The New York Times
Your Cell Phone Knows When You’re Depressed: It Has To Do With Space And Time
Washington Post
The UK’s Plan To Sequence 100K Genomes
Vice
Is Ancestry.com Coming After 23andMe?
BuzzFeed
The Real Story Behind Obamacare’s Double-Digit Rate Hikes
Vox
Blues Plans Will Offer Free, Perpetual Credit And Fraud Protection
Modern Healthcare
Head Of Obama’s Healthcare Rollout To Lobby For Insurers 
The New York Times

 

Rock Health In The News

Welkin Health Gets $2M For Disease Management Coaching Tools, Humana Pilot
MobiHealthNews
Telemedicine Puts A Doctor Virtually At Your Bedside 
PBS
Dropout Docs: Bay Area Doctors Quit Medicine To Work For Digital Health Startups
KQED

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Accolade $22.5M Independence Health Group, McKesson Ventures HIT Consultant
Pager $14M Sound Ventures, NEA The Wall Street Journal
medCPU $8M Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, New Richmond Ventures HIT Consultant
Celmatix $5.5M Topspin Partners MedCity News
Picwell $4M MassMutual Ventures, Osage University Partners, Angels MobiHealthNews
Welkin Health $2M Rock Health, Asset Management Ventures, Great Oaks VC, iSeed VC, iKang Healthcare Group, Mayo Clinic MobiHealthNews

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