4/20/20

The Rock Weekly

When care can’t wait

Disruption to most routine, in-person care means a second wave of crisis looms on the horizon—and remote technology solutions may be able to help. To prevent the downstream effects of mismanaged conditions, some digital health startups are doubling down on outreach to chronically ill patients. Others are responding to the surge in demand for virtual mental health care. As technology assumes a more prominent role in the pandemic response—through virtual care and early infection detection—it’s important to consider how the deepening digital divide may put these services out of reach for many.

Headlines

CDC Plans To Roll Out Reporting App For COVID-19 Cases
It’ll enable public health agencies to get accurate, real-time data Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

GE Healthcare, Microsoft Unveil Virtual ICU Care Solution
Providers can care for multiple patients, simultaneously and remotely MedCity News | (Tweet)

App-Based Contact Tracing May Help Us Get Out Of Lockdown
+ STAT’s 5 burning Qs about tech efforts to track cases The Economist | (Tweet)

Surveillance Won't Stop The Coronavirus
Adequate care will do more good than another hackathon The New York Times | (Tweet)

How AI Can Help Hospitals Triage COVID-19 Patients
AgileMD’s prediction tool provides real-time patient risk scores IEEE Spectrum | (Tweet)

FDA Issues New Guidance On Digital Devices During COVID-19
Digital psychiatric treatments see relaxed regulatory requirements MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Chafing Against Regulation, Silicon Valley Pivots To Pandemic
+ How our portfolio is part of the broader tech response WIRED | (Tweet)

Telemedicine Is Being Normalized—And That's A Good Thing
Our friend Bob Kocher details the approach’s lasting benefits Fast Company | (Tweet)

Recent Funding

  • Aledade secured $64M to grow its network of physician-led ACOs
  • Rare disease drug development catalyst RDMD landed $14M
  • Yes Health got $6M to bring AI to chronic disease treatment
  • Maternity management company Dorsata closed $5.2M
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