4/2/18

The Rock Weekly

2018 kicked off with a bang

Digital health funding kicked off 2018 with an incredibly strong start, thanks in part to a clearer regulatory picture emerging since last year. For the first time, (digital) disease diagnosis was the most-funded value proposition, we saw a flurry of activity around diabetes monitoring, and genomics may be hitting an inflection point with new CMS reimbursement.

But dollars and cents alone don't equate to digital health's ultimate success. As part of our commitment to impact, we also profiled major validation news of the quarter, including Evidation, AliveCor, and Virta Health.

Learn about digital health trends in our Q1 funding update.

We're inviting select healthcare leaders to discuss navigating AI on 6/19—and are excited to announce the agenda highlights, including sessions on 'Emerging Ethical Issues For Healthcare in the Age of AI' and 'Is AI Ready For Its Bedside Debut?'. Request your invite.

Recent Funding

  • Accolade closed $50M to grow its personalized health and benefits solution
  • Personalized benefits company Picwell closed $4M
  • Microsensor textile company Siren raised $3.4M for its smart sock for diabetes patients
  • ClosedLoop.ai raised $3M for its patient risk-stratification, intervention-mapping software

In Other News

+ Apple Health Records launched out of beta
+ Wired released a special “life” issue about technologies’ effects on wellness across life stages, including infertility, aging, and death
+ Our favorite April Fool's spoof came from this Lexus ad with a 23andMe twist

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