Rock Weekly: Data is just a shadow of human experience

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“Data is just a shadow of human experience. We still need to connect the dots,” Smart Patients founder and Rock Health entrepreneur Roni Zeiger argued last week. Luckily, healthcare may finally be ready for big data—just so long as the algorithms don’t ruin your life.

On the regulatory front, our friends across the pond gave everyone’s favorite at-home genetic test the green light while Zenefits is rocking the insurance world’s boat because of its free software.

Headlines

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Drop 17% In Last Three Years
The Wall Street Journal

One Woman’s Drive To Upend Medical Testing
The New Yorker

A Diabetic Visualizes A Year’s Worth Of His Health Data
Popular Science

California Hospital Now Requires Wearables For Patient Safety
MobiHealthNews

Virtual Doctor Visits Now A Reality Through Walgreens App
Chicago Tribune

How Exactly The US Spends $2.9 Trillion On Healthcare
The Washington Post

The CDC Ebola Monitoring Program Relies On Mobile Health
MedCity News

Turns Out Online Doctor Ratings Mean Zilch
Reuters

Popular Exercise App Tells Users They Ran Five Miles A Day No Matter What
The Onion

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Misfit Wearables $40M GGV Capital, Xiaomi, JD.com, Shunwei, Horizons Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Northwest Venture Partners TechCrunch
Medigo $6.2M Accel Partners TechCrunch
Gamgee $4M Khosla Ventures, Robert Quinn VentureBeat
Prenetics $2.7M 500 Startups, SXE Ventures, Joel Neoh, Coent Venture Partners TechCrunch
InstaMed $2M Osage Partners, NJTC Venture Fund, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Midas Capital Philadelphia Business Journal
Strap $1.3M CincyTech, Mercury Fund, Vine Street Ventures, Danmar Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners, others Cincinnati Business Journal

Interested in a full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011? Get our funding database.

 
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