2/24/20

The Rock Weekly

Hackers want your health data more than ever

While the back and forth continues around how HHS’ impending rules will impact the security of patient data, a serious privacy threat is already here. There’s at least one health data breach per day—and on February 11, the target was NRC Health, which sells software to over 9K healthcare organizations. With patient data and reimbursement at stake, companies like GE Healthcare are betting hospitals will pay up for cybersecurity to protect connected devices and “healthcare’s increasingly digital environment.”

Headlines

Amazon Care's Virtual Medical Clinics Are Finally Live
Amazon employees in Seattle get the first look CNBC | (Tweet)

Omada CEO: Digital Therapeutics Vs. Digital Care
The digital therapeutics pioneer breaks down semantics—and impact STAT | (Tweet)

Dropouts, Unrepresentative Samples In App-Based Health Studies
When easily enrolling thousands of participants isn't enough MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans Can?
Not quite—and here's why ABC News | (Tweet)

You Can Now Get Your Whole Genome Sequenced For $299
One of Nebula Genomics’ core focuses is data privacy MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Meet Halicin: The First Antibiotics Discovered With AI
Next, researchers hope to get them in clinical trials Nature | (Tweet)

The number of VC firms with 2+ women partners doubled last year. We’re encouraged by the progress—but there’s still a long road ahead, especially in healthcare. Read our 2019 report and download presentation-ready slides.

Recent Funding

  • Maven got $45M to expand its platform for women's and family health
  • Post-acute care staffing solution IntelyCare snagged $45M
  • Q Bio brought in $40M to provide the "physical of the future"
  • Language-focused telemedicine co Cloudbreak closed $10M
  • St. Louis-based CareSignal (fka Epharmix) raised $7M
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