Rock Weekly: The future of biosensing wearables

Rock Weekly

June 9, 2014


As we digested and recovered from the buzz of HealthKit, the giant tech darling learned it may still need to win the trust of the health community, and the next round of Apple health rumors (re: wearable) surfaced. After over a year of research on that particular subject, today we’re releasing our report, The Future of Biosensing Wearables. Dive into the report with us in our live webinar and Q&A in T-1 hour.

Other news last week? Kickstarter is finally opening their crowdfunding platform to health-oriented campaigns. And things are shaping up over at HHS, which got a new Secretary last week (though their friends over at the VA are unfortunately still head hunting.)

Headlines

New Quick DNA Test Cracks 14 Year Old Boy’s Medical Mystery
The New York Times

Why The New Obamacare Website Is Going To Work This Time
Wired

Medicine’s Big Problem With Big Data: Information Hoarding
Re/code

The Uninsured Rate Has Plummeted Since Obamacare Kicked In
Vox

The Fight Against Fake Drugs
The New York Times

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Telling Doctors How To Treat You
Wired

Healthcare Trends From The C-Suite
Premier

Rock Health In The News

Apple’s HealthKit Goof Proves It Still Has To Earn The Trust Of Health Community
VentureBeat

Wanted: A Watchdog For The Mobile Medical App Explosion
Reuters

So Far, 16 Digital Health Acquisitions In 2014
MobiHealthNews

Apple Jumps Into Health and Fitness Market
KQED

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Zenefits $66.5M Andreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners Re/code
Senseonics $20M Anthem Capital, Delphi Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Healthcare Ventures, NEA MassDevice
TrialScope $10M Edison Ventures, Dublin Capital Partners, NewSpring Capital FinSMEs
InDemand Interpreting $8.8M Health Enterprise Partners GeekWire
MedGenome Labs $4M Papillon Capital, Emerge Venture Lab FinSMEs
Consumer Physics $2.1M Undisclosed TechCrunch
InvisionHeart $1.9M Martin Companies, TriStar Technology Ventures, Mountain Group Capital NashvillePost
Axial Healthcare $1.75M Undisclosed MedCity News
Wellbe $425K Undisclosed SEC

 

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