The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter for Jan 11

Greetings!

EDITORIAL NOTE: To save time in compiling this newsletter, many stories below will simply be an image (including headline text of the article, which is created when I post these as discussions in my Digital Health group on LinkedIn) that is hyperlinked to the actual news story on the source website. Simply click on the picture to be taken to the news or other site, e.g. the U.S. FDA’s website. — Paul

Digital Health Funding 2018

In its biggest year so far, funding for digital health totalled $14.6 billion in 2018. According to data compiled by Startup Health, this amount is approximately 14 times what it was in 2010, when it barely tipped $1B. Their report adds that “virtually every sector of healthcare is thinking about, or already leveraging digital. In 2018, newer niche sub-sectors gained increased attention from investors, including machine learning, blockchain, AI, and IoT. In other words, in 2019, digital health = health. On the other hand, old habits die hard. There is still a temptation to rely on incremental, band-aid innovation out of necessity because that’s what customers are buying and what investors are funding.”

Smart Cities vs. Consumer Privacy

All too often, “smart city tech” is a smokescreen hiding pervasive & needless stockpiling of residents’ data. Check out ⁦@ACLU_NorCal’s ⁩guide to these issues… – @Matt_Cagle
Technology & Civil Liberties Attorney ACLU NorCal (via tweet)

INNOVATION

No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure

LIVING & SOCIETY

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

Court says Vizio’s secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook

Toyota Wants World to Use Its Tech That Keeps Cars From Crashing

Robot ‘Killed’ After Being ‘Run Over’ By Self-Driving Tesla

REGULATION

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new actions under the Pre-Cert Pilot Program to promote a more efficient framework for the review of safe and effective digital health innovations

HEALTH & FITNESS

Could a Fitbit-style gadget REALLY replace The Pill? Makers of £249 ‘Ava’ fertility tracking bracelets say a new setting will warn women against sex when they’re most likely to conceive

FUNDING

Alphabet’s Verily gets $1 billion in funding round led by Silver Lake

Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers

Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its ‘data-driven medicine’

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Copyright © 2019 Paul Sonnier, Story of Digital Health

Paul Sonnier
Advisor ⋅ Author ⋅ Speaker ⋅ Technologist ⋅ Social Entrepreneur
Book: The Fourth Wave: Digital Health
Founder, Digital Health group on LinkedIn
Creator, Story of Digital Health
Twitter: @Paul_Sonnier
San Diego, CA, USA

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