Rock Weekly: Doc fix bill, fantastic or flop for digital health?

Rock Weekly

March 30, 2015

Stories of digital health were told ’round the world last week. The UK posted their official guide to mobile health apps (starting with preventive mental health). Iceland became the first nation to map their population’s genome. And here in the U.S., the House passed the ‘doc fix’ bill to change Medicare reimbursement formulas for doctors (here’s why it’s a huge boon for digital health).


FDA ‘Taking A Very Light Touch’ On Regulating The Apple Watch

The Final Stage Of Meaningful Use: Will EHRs Finally Pay Off?
Health Affairs

How Technology Led A Hospital To Give A Patient 38 Times His Dosage

Google To Develop Robot Surgical Devices In Pact With J&J

Why Healthcare IT Systems Must Be Made To Talk To One Another
The Wall Street Journal

Fitbit’s CEO Discusses The Looming Apple Watch
The Washington Post

In-Depth: Pharma Steps Up Digital Health Efforts

If Restaurants Billed Like Hospitals, You’d Probably Stop Going Out To Eat

Google Granted Patent For Smart Contact Lens

Patient Privacy Isn’t Dead
Pacific Standard

Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, A Health Center Program Struggles To Stay Alive
The New York Times

Rock Health In The News

Smartphone Ear Exam

Investors Are Banking On This App To Curb Childhood Obesity

Why Healthcare Isn’t As Female-Friendly As You Think


Company Amt Investors Source
OrthoSensor $19M Bridger Healthcare, The Tullis Growth Fund Tech Cocktail
PatientRoute Systems $7.7M Pierpoint Capital, Black Granite Capital MedCity News
Palo Alto Health Sciences $3.9M Undisclosed SEC
Hello Heart $1.3M Resolute Ventures MobiHealthNews

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