Rock Weekly: Hackers love healthcare

Rock Weekly

February 9, 2015

“Every smart tech person I know is working in healthcare,” said legendary investor John Doerr at our CEO Summit last week. Healthcare is hot—and clearly so is (stealing) health data, helped by the fact that the industry’s cybersecurity lags far behind other sectors (which the FBI warned of last April).

23andMe Co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki onstage with This Week in Startups host Jason Calacanis at our Digital Health CEO Summit

Headlines

Apple’s HealthKit Takes Early Lead Among Top Hospitals
Reuters

Health Insurer Anthem Didn’t Encrypt Data In Theft
The Wall Street Journal

FDA Makes Official Its Hands-Off Approach To Regulating Digital Health
VentureBeat

Under Armour Acquires MyFitnessPal For $475M
The Wall Street Journal

Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands
Fast Company

This Insurer’s Price Tool Could Shake Up The Medical Industry
Kaiser Health News

Mobile Health Will Move From Educational To Delivering Care In Five Years
MobiHealthNews

Patient Ratings Not Linked To Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Reuters

Smartphone Test For HIV And Syphilis Costs Pennies
Technology Review

Rock Health In The News

From Talking Cure To Texting Cure
Bloomberg

Stride Health Extends Freelancer Health Insurance Program To Postmates Couriers
VentureBeat

Meet Hi.Q, A Company Testing Your Health Consciousness
Vator News

Insurance Company LifeMap Taps Wildflower For Pregnancy App
MobiHealthNews

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
TrialReach $13.5M Smedvig Capital, Amadeus Capital, Octopus Investments TechCrunch
Sproutling $4M BoxGroup, Forerunner Ventures, FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Lemnos Labs, Accelerator Ventures SEC
Skipta $2.5M Mansa Capital MedCity News
FORCE Therapeutics $2.2M Undisclosed MedCity News
VitalMedicals $925K Angels, StartX VentureBeat

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