Rock Weekly: The venture darling of digital health

Rock Weekly

October 6, 2014

Last week we released our latest funding update, reporting that venture funding in digital health has reached $3B in 2014—smashing the total for this time last year by 2X. Big data and analytics took home the gold for total dollars raised: so it’s no surprise that another data-hungry tech giant just revealed it’s plans for health. Get the scoop on the data behind the dollars. Read what digital health is (and isn’t).

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Headlines

The Incredible Potential And Dangers Of Data Mining Health Records
The Washington Post

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare
Reuters

2014 Digital Health Funding Reaches $3B, Double 2013’s Total
VentureBeat

Bad Software Was Not To Blame For Sending Dallas Ebola Patient Home
Forbes

Can Big Data Tell Us What Clinical Trials Don’t?
The New York Times

Telemonitoring Cuts Readmissions By 44%
MobiHealthNews

15 Ways To Fix HealthCare.gov For The Long Haul
Politico

The Government’s New Physician Payment Database Riddled With Errors
The Wall Street Journal

Doctors Struggle With Barriers In Sharing Digital Medical Records
The New York Times

The Numbers Show The Vast Majority Of Adults Don’t Use Health Trackers
MobiHealthNews

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
NantHealth $250M Kuwait Investment Authority Yahoo
Netpulse $18.6M Nokia Growth Partners, August Capital, Javelin Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier, Docomo Capital MobiHealthNews
Glow $17M Formation 8, Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz TechCrunch
Cognoptix $15M LaunchPad Venture Group, Inventages Venture Capital Investment, Alopexx Enterprises VentureBeat
Pristine $5.5M S3 Ventures, Capital Factory, HealthFundr MobiHealthNews
MedAware $1M GE Ventures, OurCrowd FinSMEs

Interested in a full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011? Get our funding database.

 
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