Bay Area digital health startups raised $1 billion in venture capital in 2014, a 125 percent increase from the previous year. The sector promises better management and treatment of diseases like diabetes and improved access to health data. But health care is a notoriously challenging business and the rapid growth of this industry raises serious questions of privacy and efficacy. We'll take the pulse of the digital health industry. What new products and therapies offer real hope? And which are merely hype?
Bay Area Startups Seek to Transform Health Care
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Christina Farr, editor of KQED's "Future of You" blog, which explores how new technology is revolutionizing medicine
Sean Duffy, co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital health platform
Anya Schiess, founder of Healthy Ventures, a seed stage fund focused on digital health technologies
Stephanie Tilenius, founder of VIDA Health, a health-coaching app