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The Rock Weekly

Can there really be an Uber for health?

November 23, 2015

Last week, 27% of tracked deals were for on-demand health services—and Uber itself literally launched Uber for flu shots. With funding for on-demand companies growing nearly 3X faster than digital health, we asked, can there really be Uber for health?

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Headlines

Why There Is No Uber For Health
Tweet | Rock Health

UnitedHealth Warns Of ACA Marketplace Exit—But Will They Actually Leave?
Tweet | Kaiser Health News

Pfizer And Allergan To Merge, Creating The Largest Pharma Giant
Tweet | The New York Times

Doctors Call For Drug Advertising Ban In Position Reversal
Tweet | Bloomberg

Can Video Games Help Stroke Victims?
Tweet | The New Yorker

Computers Are Making Science Extremely Challenging For Scientists
Tweet | Quartz

Healthcare Law Forces Businesses To Consider Growth’s Costs
Tweet | The New York Times

Federal Privacy Law Lags Far Behind Personal Health Technologies
Tweet | The Washington Post

How This Teen Uses An iPhone To Manage His Diabetes
Tweet | KQED

Special Section: Wired Well
Tweet | The New York Times

Rock Health In The News

NJ Cities Among Highest C-Section Rates In US. What About Yours? (Amino)
Tweet | Vox

Evidation Teams With Ochsner To Study Digital Health Efficacy
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Wildflower Health Seeks Broader Medicaid User Base With Expansion In TX, LA
Tweet | MedCity News

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Athos $35M Social Capital, MAS Holdings, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Felix Capital, DMC, True Ventures Re/code
ElMindA $28M Undisclosed MedCity News
PresenceLearning $25M Catalyst Investors, Birchmere Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Catamount Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners San Jose Business Journal
MindCare Solutions $12M Undisclosed The Wall Street Journal
PatientPing $8M Google Ventures, F-Prime Capital, First Round Capital, SV Angel BostInno
TinyRx $5M 8 Partners, Google Ventures, StartX TechCrunch
Skulpt $4M Nautilus Venture Partners, Caerus Venture Partners New York Business Journal
TuringSense $3M Angel Plus, ChinaRock Capital, Ideosource, SV Tech Ventures, Zen Water Capital MobiHealthNews
twoXAR $3M Andreessen Horowitz, CLI Ventures, StartX GenomeWeb
Zipdrug $2M Collaborative Fund, Lux Capital, Montage, Metamorphic Ventures, MESA Ventures, BAM Dow Jones
Pediaq $1.2M Angels MobiHealthNews

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