7/8/19

The Rock Weekly

The healthcare techlash is here

There’s a whole lot of health data out there just waiting to be used in research—whether passively collected or intentionally shared (we loved this take on the PatientsLikeMe acquisition). While most patients are altruistic with their data for research, they’ve become less trustful of healthcare institutions’ ability to protect it. At the eighth Rock Health Summit, we’ll sit down with leaders including former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf and the AMA’s Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld to discuss the implications of the healthcare techlash.

We’re excited to release the full Rock Health Summit 2019 agenda and a slew of new speakers. Join us for the most informed and inspired conversations in digital health.


For our annual gender diversity report, we’re asking anyone who works at a healthcare startup or venture capital firm to share their thoughts on gender equity. Take the survey here. (PS—one lucky respondent will get a ticket to Rock Health Summit on us!)


Headlines

Square Faces Lawsuit Over Misfired Medical Receipt
A specific HIPAA provision puts Square in the hot seat The Wall Street Journal | (Tweet)

VA, Verizon Offer New Telehealth Access For Veterans
It’s a step along the VA’s path to digital expansion for care Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

How Does Real-World Evidence Fare In Replicating Clinical Trials?
It depends on who you ask STAT | (Tweet)

You Can Get Your Genome Sequenced For Less Than An iPhone
Veritas is making a big bet on consumers OneZero | (Tweet)

In Rural America, More Patients Turn To Virtual Care
But policies continue to lag behind the technology NPR | (Tweet)

Thanks To Moms, Telemedicine Apps Are Thriving
“‘Moms are the chief medical officers of the family’” CNBC | (Tweet)

Why Docs Are Slow To Adopt Drug Price Transparency Tools
The data isn’t available for every patient, for one thing NPR | (Tweet)

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