Rock Weekly: Is HIPAA good enough?


February 2, 2015

POTUS praised EMRs, wearables, and data for their impact on the future of medicine, and called on entrepreneurs (and investors) to create tools for patients as part of the newly-unveiled Precision Medicine Initiative. Needless to say, sharing genetic data is pretty key to the whole project. Conveniently, the FTC just said it thinks HIPAA isn’t good enough to protect patient data.


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Company Amt Investors Source
Advance Health $40M Summit Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners HIT Consultant
3Scan $6.7M Lux Capital Xconomy

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