6/8/20

The Rock Weekly

A telemedicine company plans to go public

As McKinsey released a report predicting up to $250B of US health spending could be virtualized, telemedicine company Amwell confidentially filed to go public. In hopes of gathering data to support post-pandemic expansion, a newly introduced bill would mandate research on the impact of CMS’ relaxed regulations. Still, the rapid shift to virtual care means community health centers get left behind—and, while convenient for some, telemedicine further raises barriers to care for others.

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Headlines

Eye, Robot: AI Improves Accuracy Of The Classic Eye Exam
But it’s not meant to replace doctor visits just yet Science | (Tweet)

VCs Are Missing Out On Black Founders With Great Companies
It’s not a pipeline problem—it’s a priority problem CNBC | (Tweet)

How Drug Development Could Accelerate Post-Pandemic
A push toward remote clinical trials and more Nature | (Tweet)

AWS Helps WHO Launch A COVID-19 App
It will serve as a resource for health workers’ response Forbes | (Tweet)

Rock Health in the News

BARDA Taps Evidation To Monitor Healthcare Workers' Symptoms
They aim to develop a tool to identify early signs of infection FierceBiotech | (Tweet)

Why Digital Health Startups Should Work With The VA (Podimetrics)
In spite of the challenges, there’s great potential MedCity News | (Tweet)

Digital Health's Role In Bringing Employees Back To Work (Collective Health)
Collective’s tool gives employers evidence-based guidance STAT | (Tweet)

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