Rock Yearly: The biggest digital health stories of 2013

It was a huge year for digital health. From record-breaking funding, to Google bots and newfound regulatory interest — there’s clear signs that digital health is extending beyond early adopters. To celebrate, we dug deep in our archives to see what you were most interested in throughout 2013. Here’s a look back at the biggest digital health stories of the year:

Digital health reached new heights and new extremes

Scanadu Scout Smashes Crowdfunding Records

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise of Extreme Baby Monitoring
Fast Company

The 50 Most Innovative Health, Fitness, and Happiness Startups


The industry giants dove in

Google vs. Death

iWatch’s Novelty Emerges as Apple Taps Sensor and Fitness Experts

Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Yuri Milner Create $33M Breakthrough Prize for Medical Research
Fast Company

And funding responded

What’s Growing Faster Than Digital Health Investing? Digital Health Exits.

Regulators ears (and pens) perked up

The FDA Launches First Inquiry into Medical iPhone App

FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe to Halt DNA Test Service

Supreme Court Rules Genes Cannot Be Patented
USA Today

And healthcare tried to reinvent itself

How Doomed Itself by Ignoring Startups

Healthcare Spending in America, in Two Graphs

If This Was a Pill, You’d Do Anything to Get It
Washington Post

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