What do IBM, Apple, and UHC have in common?

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May 4, 2015

What do IBM, Apple, and UnitedHealthcare have in common? They’re all avid fans of the shifting center of healthcare — helping seniors better access healthcare technology and announcing coverage of telemedicine visits. Good thing consumers are a-ok with taking control of their own health.

Speaking of patient empowerment in the digital age, we have free copies of Eric Topol’s The Patient Will See You Now for five lucky readers who respond here today. Happy reading!

Headlines

How Is The Doctor-Patient Relationship Changing? It’s Going Electronic.
The Washington Post

Telemedicine, Interoperability Absent From 21st Century Cures Act Update
FierceHealthIT

Overkill: Unnecessary Medical Care Is Harming Patients Physically And Financially
The New Yorker

Cedars-Sinai: Let Patients Decide What Data To Share Via Apple HealthKit
MobiHealthNews

Finnish City Cures Healthcare Inflation With E-Health System
Bloomberg

Teladoc Announces Confidential Submission Of Initial IPO Paperwork
The Wall Street Journal

Apple Makes Ethics Board Approval Mandatory For All Medical Research Apps
The Verge

Robots Used In Long-Distance Surgery Can Easily Be Hacked
Popular Science

What’s Written On Your Face
The New Yorker

One Doctor’s Quest To Save The World With Data
Wired

Personalized Medicine: Time For One-Person Trials
Nature

Rock Health In The News

Silicon Valley Looks To ‘Disrupt’ Elder Care
MarketWatch

Will Video Visits Change The Doctor-Patient Relationship?
Bloomberg

Funding

Scanadu, $35 from Fosun International, Tencent Holdings, China Broadband Capital, IGlobe Partners, others (via The Wall Street Journal)

Validic, $12.5 raised from Kaiser Permanente Ventures (via MobiHealthNews)

MD Insider, $9.5M raised from Angels (via MedCity News)

MORE Health, $3M raised from NEA (via MedCity News)

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