Health Tech News Roundup

Apple has been in discussion with the FDA about Apple Health and Research Kit products. More

Paris hospitals are using big data to predict how many patients will come through the doors on any given day. More

An outright repeal of Obamacare would result in chaos, spiking premiums, a loss of health coverage for millions, and widespread uncertainty in the health insurance market. More

Orbita unveils Echo-based home health tool to likely cover medication adherence, pain management, and patient monitoring. More

China is leading the world in the adoption of connected health services. More 

Large cap biopharma returns have fallen due to smaller returns on their R&D investments. Smaller companies have a much higher return on investment in R&D. Drugs are increasingly serving smaller, targeted populations. More

Many people in Kentucky supported Donald Trump because their deductibles under the ACA were too high, believing that Trump can bring costs down. More

The health data of about 34k people was exposed in a hack of Quest Diagnostics. More

Noom is a digital health app that helps customers improve their health when facing chronic conditions. They have moved to an outcomes based pricing model. More

SnapChat Spectacles were used to record a surgery for medical students. More 

Patient engagement is becoming mainstream but there is still not one "killer app" that has overtaken the market but doctors still need a Clinical CRM to manage patients. More

Lobbyists are starting to represent the field of digital health. AdvaMed will help digital health companies find a voice within the nation's capital. More

Funding News

Third Rock invests $55m in Goldfinch Bio, which applies precision medicine to kidney disease. 

Vida Health, which pairs consumers with health coaches, has raised $18M in Series B from Canvas Ventures. More 

Berlin based period tracking app Clue Raises $20M. More

Bill Maris of Google Ventures is raising his own $230M healthcare focused fund. More

Elysium Health, which produces health supplements focused on longevity, raised $20M Series B funding from ARCH Venture Partners. More 

Arthro Therapeutics raises $2.2M from Sweet Capital to support digital arthritis care. More

Here is a full list of the 41 digital health M&As and acquisitions in 2016. More 

Check out our health tech roundup from last week here

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