Rock Weekly: CES La Vie


January 13, 2014

Digital health was the shining star of CES, with 40% more dedicated floor space for everything from UV-sensing jewelery, to jump shot-correcting basketballs. See our favorites. Want more good news? Growth in health spending is slower than GDP growth for the first time since 1997. Why do we care? Mo’ money, mo’ problems.

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Health Spending As A Share Of The Economy Is Shrinking
The Washington Post

Fitness Apps Are The Stars At CES
The Boston Globe

Google X Meets With FDA Pointing Toward New Device

More Flaws In Digitizing Patient Files
The New York Times

Doximity’s Social Network For Doctors Has More Members Than AMA

The Business World Will Make Wearables Mainstream
Fast Company

When Doctors ‘Google’ Their Patients
The New York Times

Maryland Is Upending Healthcare Spending
The Washington Post

Health Exchange Enrollees Struggle To Prove Coverage
The New York Times



Company Amt Investors Source
MedHOK $77.5M Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Reuters
WellDoc $20M Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Windham Venture Partners Forbes
Zephyr Health $15M Kleiner Perkins, Jafco Ventures TechCrunch
PlanSource $12M Lemhi Ventures, Timucuan Asset Management FinSMEs
Glooko $7M Samsung Venture Investment Company, Lifeforce Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership TechCrunch
Omicia $6.8M Artis Ventures, Buchanan Investments, Bay City Capital VentureBeat
Noom $4.1M Undisclosed SEC
Lumiata $4M Khosla Ventures GigaOm
MyOwnMed $1.3M Undisclosed MobiHealth News