Rock Weekly: Health tech’s big year gets even bigger, startups & the FDA, & our exclusive Innovation Tour


July 9, 2012

With the exception of San Diego’s spectacular but short-lived Big Bay Boom, it was a quiet July 4th week out there.  But in the world of digital health there were headlines aplenty, from Android apps to Hadoop in healthcare. Catch up on last week’s hot news below.


Health Tech’s Big Year: By the Numbers

Verizon Wireless, Samsung Tout Mobile Health Apps, Devices

LifeWatch V: Android-based Healthcare Smartphone Packed with Medical Sensors

Automated Hovering in Health Care — Watching Over the 5000 Hours
New England Journal of Medicine

Needed, STAT: Health Care Workers with High-Tech Skills
The Atlantic

Facebook-for-doctors Network Doximity Tackles America’s 5th Leading Cause of Death

Hadoop Meets Healthcare in New Partnership

New Videogame Lets Amateur Researchers Mess With RNA

Funding & Acquisitions

MapMyFitness Raises $3M More
PE Hub

GolinHarris Acquires Virgo Health

HiSum: New Speakers & Innovation Tour!

We are psyched to announce outstanding new speakers to the HiSum line-up including Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, Atul Butte of Stanford University, and Jane McGonigal of SuperBetter Labs.   Check out the full speaker line-up.

We’ll also be doing our first-ever Innovation Tour, offering behind-the-scenes access to SF’s health innovation hubs at IDEO, One Medical, Keas, Weight Watchers, Practice Fusion, and Rock Health.  We hope you’ll join us!

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