11/4/19

The Rock Weekly

Google buys Fitbit—now what?

As details of Google's healthcare strategy come into focus, news of the company's $2.1B Fitbit purchase last week sent the industry into a tizzy. The deal is more than a pure wearables play—it bolsters Google’s research efforts and connects the dots with employers and health insurers. And while the duo claims users’ health data won’t be shared for ads, critics warn there's reason for concern.

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UnitedHealth Group Scoops Up A Remote Monitoring Startup
The market for these tools is large—and growing CNBC | (Tweet)

Berzerkshire Morgazon Tests New Venture On Bank Employees
A look at what Haven’s cooking up Bloomberg | (Tweet)

Facebook’s New Preventive Health Tool Is Here
But success hinges on regaining consumer trust STAT | (Tweet)

This Life Insurance Company Now Has A Digital Diabetes Program
Thanks to a partnership with Verily and Onduo FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

Livongo Taps Doctor On Demand For Virtual Care Integration
+ 1 in 3 US consumers used live video telemedicine in 2019 MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Study: This Major DNA Database Is Vulnerable To Attack
"This has implications that we don’t understand yet" OneZero | (Tweet)

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Cosgrove Joins Hims & Hers Board
One thing his experience brings: expansion advice Fortune | (Tweet)

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