Rock Weekly: These 58 companies have a message for the FDA

Rock Weekly

October 13, 2014

Last week, 58 companies spanning tech and health pushed Congress to finally codify some previously-recommended digital health regulations. Meanwhile, HealthKit gained its first EHR integration at a health system, even as the largest wearable maker announced it has no plans to mingle with Apple’s new health platform.

Headlines

Google Testing New Telemedicine Service
Re/code

A Long-Touted Healthcare Revolution May At Last Be About To Arrive
The Economist

Big Data, Meet Big Money: NIH Funds Centers To Crunch Health Data
Los Angeles Times

Is Fitbit Drawing The Battle Lines Against HealthKit?
MobiHealthNews

Can Doctors Handle The Data Deluge?
KQED

Why Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt
The Atlantic

Mass. Becomes First State To Require Price Tags For Healthcare
NPR Boston

Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin
The New York Times

Rock Health In The News

This Stress-Sensing Fitness Tracker Won the Nation’s Top Design Award
Gizmodo

SeeChange Inks Deal With Doctor on Demand In Telehealth Move
MedCity News

Project Cybersyn And The Origins Of The Big Data Nation
The New Yorker

Weight Loss Apps Help Kids Lose Pounds
CNN

Digitizing Home Health To Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates
MedCity News

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Thync $13M Khosla Ventures TechCrunch
PillPack $8.75M Accel Partners, Atlas Ventures, Founder Collective The Wall Street Journal
MyHealthDirect $8M Ares Capital Corporation, Arboretum Ventures, Chrysalis Ventures The Tennessean
Justworks $6M Index Ventures, Thrive Capital The Wall Street Journal
Atlas Wearables $1.1M Undisclosed VentureBeat
Spring Moves $1M Fredrik Nylander, Shane Naughton, Sebastian Knutsson TechCrunch

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