7/27/20

The Rock Weekly

Data infrastructure, interoperability, and privacy, oh my!

As COVID-19 cases surge, data continues to be key—and contentious—in fighting the pandemic. Following last week’s directive for hospitals to bypass the CDC when reporting coronavirus stats, HHS unveiled a new Coronavirus Data Hub—but hospitals are scrambling to pivot. When it comes to contact tracing, over 50% of US families are willing to share their smartphone data. Despite assurances to preserve privacy, it appears Google can access location data on Android smartphones. No such promises were made by Uber, which has been sharing its rideshare data with public health officials since January.

For more on the changing trends in healthcare, join our conversation with Bessemer Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Fenwick & West on Thursday.

In partnership with Dr. Ivor Horn, we have launched a Diversity in Digital Health initiative to provide a baseline of racial and ethnic diversity among digital health startup leaders. If you’re a Manager or above at a US digital health startup, please take the survey!

Headlines

Hims & Hers Eyes An IPO
And expands into mental health MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

What Would Make Every Doctor Use Digital Health?
One word: patients The Medical Futurist | (Tweet)

The Looming End To The Telehealth Boom
Perspectives from former Medicaid CMO Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Mental Health Tech Companies Face A Wide Gulf In Engagement
How people do–or don’t–engage STAT | (Tweet)

AI Enables The Post-COVID-19 Transition In Imaging
Artificial intelligence is a “must-have” Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

Developing Outcome Measures From Sensor Data
Data-centric and patient-centric development approaches Nature | (Tweet)

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