June 25, 2014

Digital Health Leaders and Lawmakers Discuss Data

The brave new world of digital health sure is keeping government regulators on their toes. Over the past few weeks, the FDA has offered up bits of clarity on how it views apps like Apple's HealthKit, genetics startup 23andme and social media for drug and device makers. This week, the FDA and other government officials met with some of the biggest names in the industry - like 23andme’s Anne Wojcicki and Athenahealth's Jonathan Bush - to talk about the future of the sector and the role of regulation. Some of the biggest topics of discussion? Interoperability and patient data sharing. Given all the data collection revelations, privacy is clearly a major concern. But we're excited about the potential for data to personalize, streamline and democratize healthcare.

Health 2.0 NYC MeetUp to Remodel Your Business Model

One of the toughest jobs for an entrepreneur is locking down a successful business model. Thankfully, Health 2.0 NYC and Smart Design are here to help. Join them, along with other industry leaders, on July 2 for a meetup in NYC to tackle the model-building process.

Less Than Three Weeks to Apply! StartUp Health Academy’s Next Deadline Is July 11

Our next group of Healthcare Transformers will join our program in the coming weeks! We’ve been reviewing applications from around the world and are looking forward to meeting with even more digital health companies this summer. Get additional details on the StartUp Health Academy and apply by July 11.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

ABPathfinder Accepted to Three-Year Startup Health Academy Program
Silicon Prairie News

Beyond Lucid Technologies
Beyond Lucid Technologies seeks to Add More Contextualized Info for Teletriage
MedCity News

The New Booming Market? Aging Baby Boomers

Need a doctor? Take This App and One Shows Up at Your Door
Orange Country Register

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

Burgeoning opportunities in health gaming

A reminder that not everyone loves more transparency for health-care prices
Washington Post

The Race to Dominate Digital Health Heats Up

Bigger Health Companies: Good for Medicare, Maybe Not for Others
New York Times

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
ZocDoc $152.6M Final details not yet confirmed. 
Read more in Forbes.
Grand Rounds $40.0M VenrockGreylock PartnersHarrison Metal Capital
MeetYou $35.0M Matrix Partners ChinaK2 Ventures,
ClearCare  $11.0M Bessemer Venture PartnersCambia Health SolutionsVoyager Capital,
Qualcomm VenturesHarbor Pacific CapitalCity National Bank
Augmedix $7.3M DCMEmergence Capital Partners
Great Oaks Venture CapitalLifeforce VenturesOvo Fund
Aledade $4.5M Venrock
CoPatient $3.6M .406 VenturesCambia Health SolutionsJonathan Bush
CloudHealth Tech $3.2M .406 VenturesSigma Prime Ventures
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events

SOCAP Health
June 25-26, 2014
New York, NY

Pilot Day 2014
June 26, 2014
New York, NY

Health 2.0 NYC
July 2, 2014
New York, NY

July 15-16
Philadelphia, PA

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