Rock Weekly: Do health apps need government oversight?

Rock Weekly

August 4, 2014

Since you’re a Rock Weekly subscriber, you’re likely all too familiar with that five letter acronym, HIPAA. Today we’re announcing two new portfolio companies that make HIPAA compliance easy-peezy. Learn more about Accountable and Aptible here.

Also, today we are proud to announce that portfolio company Kurbo Health picked up $5.8M and launched its mobile app to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.

Headlines

FDA Wants To Deregulate Sizable Part Of Digital Health
MobiHealthNews

Do Health Apps Need Government Oversight?
Vice

In Ten Years, Everyone Will Be Mapped At Birth
Time

The World’s Richest Doc Buys World’s Most Powerful DNA Sequencer
Forbes

23andMe Gets NIH Grant For Whole Human DNA Sequence
VentureBeat

One In Five Simply Don’t Want Health Insurance
Kaiser Health News

These Are The Next Five Digital Health IPOs
VentureBeat

Here’s What Happened When I Tried A Children’s Weight-Loss App
Time

The Problem With ‘Pay For Performance’ In Medicine
The New York Times

Gene Research And Silicon Valley-Style Computing Are Starting To Merge
Technology Review

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Proteus Digital Health $52M Undisclosed VentureBeat
Emulate $12M NanoDimension, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Hansjorg Wyss Xconomy
Kurbo Health $5.8M Signia, Data Collective, Promus and Bessemer, Susan Wojcicki Time
PolyRemedy $5.1M Undisclosed SEC
EyeNetra $4M Khosla Ventures, Khosla Impact MedCity News
OBMedical $2.1M New World Angels, Angel Investment Management Group, Atlanta Technology Angels, others peHUB

 
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