Two health data stories made headlines last week. Google is getting lots of attention for making “inexcusable” errors in its data-sharing agreement with NHS. And the maker of connected vibrator We-Vibe settled for $3.7M after a class-action lawsuit alleging the company secretly collected and transmitted users’ personally identifiable information.
But last week wasn't all data breaches. We also learned that studies conducted entirely via smartphones can be "feasible, fruitful, and scalable"—and Gates and Google vets raised two new funds to invest in healthcare, including digital health.
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- General Catalyst led diabetes management service Livongo's $52.5M Series D
- AliveCor picked up $30M for its FDA-cleared mobile heart monitor
- Digital student health record platform CareDox raised $6.4M
- CarePredict raised $2.5M for its wrist worn senior monitor and service
- Nashville-based clinical decision support tool EvidenceCare closed $2M
- Cohero rounded out their Series A, with $1.5M from Samsung and Omron
- Sharecare received an undisclosed investment from strategic partner, HMSA