Rock Weekly: Facebook’s tracking your every move…s
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.
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 HealthCare.gov
Rock Health In The News
What If Doctors Could Finally Prescribe Behavior Change?
Transforming Healthcare Environment
Healthcare Apps Offer Patients A More Active Role
The New York Times
Healthcare Role Eyed For Google Glass
Entrepreneurial Spirit Just A Start To ‘Disrupt’ Healthcare
|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|