3 things you should know about digital health

October 12, 2015

A few thoughts came up last week and we’d love your reactions here.

  1. How do we make value-based care work? Food for thought—the GAO found that value-based incentive payments have not led to better care quality.
  2. Will Google win in healthcare? On one hand, Google Flu Trends failed. On the other, the NIH’s mental health chief just joined their ranks. He explains why.
  3. Telemedicine is vital to healthcare reform—so how do we utilize it appropriately?

If you missed our own Rock Health Summit—here's some just-released footage.

Chamath Palihapitiya session
Rewiring The Crap Out Of Healthcare
Social + Capital Partnership Founder and Managing Partner Chamath Palihapitiya
DJ Patil Susannah Fox session
Why These Tech Titans Joined Government To Help Save Healthcare
White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil and 
HHS CTO Susannah Fox
Mass Consolidation session
The Impact of Mass Consolidation 
Stride Health's Noah Lang, Collective Health's Ali Diab, and Janet Widmann
Non Doctors on Demand session
Non-Doctors On Demand
Kurbo Health's Thea Runyan, Lantern's Alejandro Foung, and Honor's Sandy Jen


Teladoc Loses $1.5M Contract, Sparks Debate On Telemedicine Pricing, Utilization
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Senators Set Sights On Revamping Federal EMR Rules
Tweet | National Journal

Getting The Diagnosis Wrong
Tweet | The New York Times

Share Your Doctor
Tweet | The Atlantic

FDA Opens Door For 23andMe To Market More Direct-To-Consumer Genome Tests
Tweet | Fast Company

Closing A Hospital, And Fearing For The Future
Tweet | The New York Times

Estonia Wants To Collect The DNA Of All Its Citizens Too
Tweet | The Atlantic

The Social Cost Of FDA’s Bias Against New Technology
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

New Portable Device Detects Food Allergens Within Two Minutes
Tweet | Entrepreneur

HealthCare.gov Getting Upgrades
Tweet | Chicago Business Times

Rock Health In The News

Who’s Responsible For Your Uber Driver’s Health Coverage? Stride Health
Tweet | KQED



Company Amt Investors Source
CareSync $18M Clearwell Group, Travis Bond, Tullis Health Investors, Harbert Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund MobiHealthNews
Binary Fountain $16M HLM Venture Partners, Providence Ventures, Pioneer Venture Partners VC News Daily
Hixme $10.1M KPCB The Wall Street Journal
Datu Health $10M St. Joseph Health HIT Consultant
Clue $7M Mosaic Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures Bloomberg
Par8o $3M United Healthcare VentureWire

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