Rock Weekly: “The FDA is no longer the primary authority on innovation”

Rock Weekly

San Francisco was rattled last week, and not just by the earthquake. At our packed Health Innovation Summit, Genentech CEO Ian Clark declared its intentions with digital health, the inventor of the Google contact lens dished about his move to Amazon, and Vivek Wadhwa proclaimed that the FDA is no longer the primary authority on innovation. It’s no surprise that Todd Park wants back in on the action in Silicon Valley, stepping down as US CTO—and bringing the White House with him.

Headlines

Apple’s Stock Soars In Anticipation Of Wearables
Inc

Aetna Shutting Down CarePass By The End Of The Year
MobiHealthNews

Hackers Breach 4.5M Patients’ Data At Largest US Hospital Group
Reuters

Doctors Raise Concerns About HealthKit
Forbes

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write
NPR

14 Private Digital Health Companies Share Their 2013 Revenue
MobiHealthNews

How One Woman Deciphered Her Own Genetic Mutation
The Atlantic

Cell Phone Data May Predict Ebola Spread
Technology Review

How Illumina Is Creating Medicine’s Genetic Revolution
Forbes

Health Coverage Is Soaring. Healthcare Prices Are Not
Vox

Rock Health In The News

CancerIQ Makes Genetic Testing More Accessible To Clinical Decision Makers
MedCity News

These Doctors Make Office Calls, Or Video Ones
San Francisco Chronicle

Aptible Is A One-Stop Powerhouse Of Health Data Privacy Compliance
VentureBeat

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Chunyu $50M BlueRun Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Dunan Holding Group, CICC TechNode
Comprehend $21M Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital VentureBeat
Hello $10.5M Angels, crowdfunding The Wall Street Journal
Healthsense $10M Mansa Capital, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Radius Ventures VentureBeat
Rethink $10M Beringea, Arboretum Ventures FinSMEs
Clinverse $9M Edison Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners peHUB
Wearable Intelligence $8M Google Ventures, First Round, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, others VentureBeat
Self Health Network $5.6M Undisclosed VentureBeat
Madalogix $5M Coliseum Capital Management MedCity News
uBiome $4.5M Andreessen Horowitz, Angels TechCrunch
HealthPrize Technologies $3M Mansa Capital peHUB
PokitDok $1.4M Undisclosed MedCity News

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