Rock Weekly: Apple makes its next big move in health


July 21, 2014

The tech giants know they can’t do it alone. Last week we learned Google is joining forces with Novartis for a glucose sensing contact lens, and that Apple will pair up with IBM on “a radical step for enterprise”. Meanwhile, Microsoft announced they will be laying off 18,000 people.

Speaking of tech workers, our portfolio company Studio Dental—the first dental office on wheels that visits you at work—is now live in San Francisco. Have you made your appointment yet?


Google Ups Its Med Cred With Novartis For Glucose-Sensing Contact
USA Today

What Does The IBM/Apple Partnership Mean For Healthcare?

The FDA Is Using Big Data To Analyze Your Medical Records

Improving Access To Healthcare Does Not Save Money
The New York Times

Do Telemedicine Visits Have A Higher Risk For Misdiagnoses?

Medical Hazards Tied To The Rush For EHRs
The Boston Globe

Fighting A One Of A Kind Disease
The New Yorker

Three In Four Patients Want Digital Health

Seventy Percent Of Docs Now Send Prescriptions Electronically

What If Healthcare Spending Doesn’t Destroy America?
The Atlantic

Rock Health In The News

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Mobile Dentist’s Office Keeps Bay Area Worker’s Teeth Clean



Company Amt Investors Source
Remedy Partners $35.9M Undisclosed SEC
Prodigo Solutions $12.5M Alliance Healthcare Ventures Pittsburgh Business Times
Valant Medical Solutions $11M Keiretsu Forum Northwest, Lighter Capital Xconomy
Edico Genome $10M Qualcomm Ventures, Axon Ventures, Greg Lucier Xconomy
DICOM Grid $6M Mayo Clinic, Canaan Partners VentureBeat
Sensoria $5M Reply SpA VentureBeat
HelpAround $550K Windham Venture Partners, Walter Winshall, Robert Oringer, Michael Dornbrook MobiHealthNews

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