1/13/20

The Rock Weekly

Health data privacy takes the CES stage

Privacy stole the spotlight at consumer tech’s biggest annual gathering—and health data security was no exception. In a rare CES appearance, Apple barely touched on its health efforts, but did emphasize its commitment to giving users control of their health data. And amidst heightened scrutiny around how tech companies partner with providers to access patient data, Kaiser Permanente announced the expansion of its smartwatch-based virtual rehab program. Meanwhile, millions of medical images "are spilling out onto the internet" every day—and show little sign of stopping.

Headlines

Mayo Clinic To Create Patient Genetic Data Library
Can providers bring testing to preventive care delivery? Modern Healthcare | (Tweet)

Meet Amazon Care’s Latest Hire
He’s a public health expert and self-proclaimed “lung doc” CNBC | (Tweet)

Study Shows Coordinated Care Approach Doesn't Quite Work
Helping super-utilizers is, well, super hard work The New York Times | (Tweet)

Accolade Hires Banks Ahead Of Potential 2020 IPO
A number of factors will determine whether it ends up filing CNBC | (Tweet)

Bright Health Buys California Health Plan
The tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan continues to grow Star Tribune | (Tweet)

Verily Nabs Health IT Policy Leader As Chief Clinical Officer
It also scooped up Tesla’s former CFO FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

23andMe Genetic Data Finally Being Used To Develop Drugs
First up: dermatological drugs TechCrunch | (Tweet)

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+ Our friend Lynne Chou O'Keefe launched digital health-focused Define Ventures with $87M

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