Health Tech News Roundup; Week of January 23rd

What we're reading:

Forward has made headlines for their unique $150 per month subscription to a physician's office, but their plan also relies heavily on AI and wearable sensors. More 

Researchers at Yale are using a secure cloud platform called Hugo to allow patients to compile data from multiple EHRs. More

Donald Trump pulls funding on ads encouraging people to sign up for insurance under the ACA. More

Chan Zuckerburg Initiative acquires Canadian AI startup to improve speed of research sharing. More

Open Source clinical document architecture (CDA) tool praised by practitioners. More

Gates Foundation grant boosts health metrics and evaluations research at University of Washington. More

Profits dropped at Quest Diagnostics in the 4th quarter of 2016. More

Flow Health is using AI to fight illness and predict disease for the Department of Veterans Affairs. More

The NYT offers a primer for the debate about whether the government should negotiate drug prices through the Medicare program. More

Much hyped primary care startup Forward met with enthusiasm and skepticism. Read More

IoT comes to healthcare and brings security risk along with it Read More

Researcher at Yale launch cloud platform for secure patient data sharing Read More

Hacker break into hospital system, hold cancer center patient data hostage Read More

Antitrust regulators block insurance mega-merger Read More

Move to Value-Based healthcare will drive demand for Big-Data Read More

Startup's clinical decision support tool for prescription error prevention validated in clinical study Read More

GE Health Cloud adding feature for advance analytics and machine learning Read More

Hospital admin software and healthcare IT provider suffers 220,000 patient breach Read More

Healthcare IT broadened its investor base in 2016 with likes of Amazon Read More

Funding News

Venrock raises $450m for its 8th fund. More

Redox, a company providing APIs for healthcare integration and interoperability, has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from Flybridge Capital Partners Read More

iHear Medial, a connected hearing aid, has raised $4.1 million in Series C-2 funding led by Ameritas Insurance Read More

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquired Meta, an AI startup that speeds up the process of bringing clinical data to scientists. More