Rock Weekly: Facebook’s tracking your every move…s

Rock Weekly
As Facebook acquired Moves, quantified selfers continued to ask what Nike FuelBand’s demise means for Fitbit, Jawbone, and anything else on your wrist. Beyond wearables, a new FDA proposal may give products targeting high-risk medical conditions a fast track to market. Now if only there was a guarantee that these devices were hack-proof.

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Healthcare Costs Are Rising—And Experts Aren’t Sure Why
The New Republic

Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves

8M More Americans Just Got Insurance. Who Will Treat Them? Nurses.
The Atlantic

What Big Data Can’t Tell Us About Healthcare
The New Yorker

For Fitness Bands, Slick Marketing But Suspect Results
The New York Times

FDA Proposes Program For Faster Approval Of Medical Devices

It’s Insanely Easy To Hack Hospital Equipment

Bionics To Track Your Health
The Wall Street Journal

Oregon Gives Up On State Portal; Switches To

Rock Health In The News

What If Doctors Could Finally Prescribe Behavior Change?

Transforming Healthcare Environment
The Registry

Healthcare Apps Offer Patients A More Active Role
The New York Times

Healthcare Role Eyed For Google Glass
HealthData Management

Entrepreneurial Spirit Just A Start To ‘Disrupt’ Healthcare
Boston Globe  


Company Amt Investors Source
Sotera Wireless $20.7M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
Wellcentive $12M Summit Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, Harbert Management Partners SEC
BaseHealth $6.3M RONA Holdings, Bobby Yazdani Gigaom
Owlet $1.85M ff Venture Capital, Eniac Ventures, Azimuth Ventures, Life Sciences Angel Network, Peak Ventures, Brand Project TechCrunch
Fitnet $1.4M Valleys’ Ventures, CIT Gap Funds MobiHealthNews
First Warning Systems $560K Steven Welch, others MobiHealthNews