Rock Weekly: Google and Apple race to control your health data

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June 16, 2014

Another week, another tech giant’s digital health platform. It looks like Google is planning a comeback in digital health, while Apple feels it’s their moral imperative to move into the space. The feds are looking to cross over too, luring young tech minds to the East Coast to conquer HealthCare.gov 2.0, despite the culture clash.


Tomorrow, after much anticipation, Spire launches the first wearable that can help improve your state of mind. And of course we have exclusive access for our readers: the first two to tweet get a free Spire.

Headlines

Google Announces Its Own Version Of HealthKit, Google Fit
Forbes

Should Patients Be Editing Their Medical Records?
The Wall Street Journal

Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise In Diabetes Test
The New York Times

Health Apps Are Headed Toward A HIPAA Showdown
VentureBeat

What Apple’s Health App Forgot To Include—And Didn’t
MobiHealthNews

The Drugs Wear Off
The Economist

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?
MIT News

The Plan To Privatize Veterans’ Care Could Cost $500B
Vox

The Nightmare On Connected Home Street
Wired

Rock Health In The News

Why You Stopped Using Your Fitness Tracker
Inc

How Google Glass Automates Patient Documentation For Dignity Health
The Wall Street Journal

Outside Tech Workers Try To Heal Healthcare
San Francisco Chronicle

Introducing The First Wearable Health Record For Glass
Reuters

Finally, A Sensible Report On The Future Of Wearable Technology
PandoDaily

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Chrono Therapeutics $32M Canaan Partners, 5AM Ventures, Fountain Healthcare Partners Inc
NantHealth $25M Celgene Business Wire
HealthTell $9.5M Undisclosed SEC
Core Informatics $5M KLP Enterprises FinSMEs
Weave $5M A Capital VentureBeat
VisionGate $4.8M Undisclosed SEC
Health Integrated $4M Western Technology Investment FinSMEs
Gatheredtable $2M Howard Schultz, Geoff Entress Market Wired
Medocity $1.6M Undisclosed iHealthBeat
CannaBuild $225K ArcView Group Fast Company

 
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