Rock Weekly: Unintended consequences of digital health

Rock Weekly

March 2, 2015

We’re (obviously) over the moon about the growing popularity of digital health—but unintended consequences grow alongside innovation. For one, as the line between patient and consumer gets blurred, so do the regulatory roles of the FDA and theFTC. And let’s not ignore the fact that medical identity theft has risen sharply. We love that healthcare is becoming increasingly digital, but let’s proceed with caution.

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Company Amt Investors Source
Sikka Software $5.5M Sierra Ventures, ATA Ventures MedCity News
Chartspan $1.7M Don Byrne MobiHealthNews
Eccrine Systems $1.5M CincyTech Upstart Business Journal
Iagnosis $1.3M Undisclosed MedCity News

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