Rock Weekly: Digital health goes to mars

October 20, 2014

80M Americans suffer from mental health disorders, though only 10% seek professional care. So we’re excited to announce that our portfolio company Lantern just launched to bring powerful mental health tools straight to your digital devices. And we’re not the only ones over the moon about digital therapies for the mind—literally.

Headlines

With EHRs, Doctors Read When They Should Talk
The New York Times

VCs Should Back Gadgets For The Sick, Not The Healthy
The Wall Street Journal

Apple Plans To Stop Selling Fitbits In Stores
Re/code

When Does An App Need Regulating
BBC

Whatsapp Ebola Alerts Prove That Tech Can Help Save The World—Just Not Alone
PandoDaily

How A Wiki Is Keeping Direct-To-Consumer Genetics Alive
MIT Technology Review

Tech Firms Vie For $11B Military Healthcare Contract
Washington Post

Why The West May Not Be The Digital Health Hub Of The Future
Forbes

Rock Health In The News

Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize
NPR

Taking Google Out Of Glass Makes It Perfect For Hospitals
Gizmodo

Digital Health In The Ebola Fight
MedCity News

Omada Brings Pre-Diabetes Into The Open With Virtual Prevention
VentureBeat

Companies And Insurers Love Fitness Trackers. Should You?
Medium

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Invitae $120M The Broe Group, Decheng Capital, Deerfield Management, OrbiMed, Perceptive Advisors, others VentureBeat
MedAvail $30M Pura Vida Investments, Deerfield Management Company, Walgreens, others The Wall Street Journal
Welltok $25M Bessemer Venture Partners VentureBeat
Viewics $8M Canvas Venture Fund The Wall Street Journal
Hello Doctor $700K Angels MobiHealthNews

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