8/12/19

The Rock Weekly

Can your smartphone detect dementia?

What if devices like your iPhone and Apple Watch could detect signs of dementia from everyday behavior data? They might, according to early results from a research collaboration between Apple, Eli Lilly, and Rock Health portfolio company Evidation Health. More on the research front from our portfolio: Podimetrics’ comprehensive remote monitoring solution detected 91% of diabetic foot complications in high-risk patients who had already lost one foot.

Want to join one of our portfolio companies on their quest to make healthcare better? Lucky you—they’re hiring like nobody’s business. Openings include UX Researcher at Marigold Health, Senior Health Data Analyst at Amino, and Content Strategy Leader at Wildflower Health. Check out our jobs page to find your next gig.

Headlines

Pharmacy Giants Stand Their Ground Against PillPack
They’re crying foul over patient transfer approvals CNBC | (Tweet)

CVS Is Expanding CarePass Membership Program Nationwide
Free prescription delivery, discounts, and a 24/7 pharmacy hotline MedCity News | (Tweet)

How GSK Is Innovating For The Future Of Self-Care
It hopes to collaborate with external innovators on 50% of its portfolio Rock Health Blog | (Tweet)

Gates Foundation Scoops Up Apple Health Leader
He’ll help entrepreneurs take digital health solutions global CNBC | (Tweet)

Can You Measure Your Blood Pressure With A Selfie Video?
Maybe—but it might not be accurate for all skin tones just yet Engagdget | (Tweet)

Podcast: Startup-Enterprise Partnerships In Digital Mental Health
How Kaiser Permanente and Ginger are making it work Rock Health Podcast | (Tweet)

A Hospital Where The Devices Get Hacked—On Purpose
Hackers will hack real medical devices at a pretend hospital WIRED | (Tweet)

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Recent Funding

  • Handheld ultrasound maker Exo Imaging snagged $35M
  • Genneve closed $4M to grow its telemedicine service for menopause
  • Hypnotherapy digital therapeutic for IBS MetaMe nabbed $3.8M
  • Fasting app Zero landed $2.8M in new seed funding
  • TimeDoc got $2.5M to help coordinate care for the chronically ill

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