Q1 2017

By Heather Mack July 10, 2017
Digital health funding may have started off at an unremarkable pace in the first quarter of 2017, but halfway through the year, that is clearly no longer the case. According to Rock Health’s midyear report, the record-breaking number of deals and some of the largest investments ever made in digital health saw the second quarter taking the industry into what may end up being the higest-funded year...
By Heather Mack May 9, 2017
With an emphasis on member engagement strategies, some big new clients and a boost in utilization from a “short but severe cold and flu season” in early 2017, Teladoc’s first quarter of the year kept the telemedicine company in good financial standing. With record-high visits totaling 385,000 in the quarter ending March 31, the company saw revenue increases across the board. Total revenue was at...
By Heather Mack May 5, 2017
Germantown, Maryland-based Senseonics may not be rolling in profits, but the company – which is working towards commercializing its implantable, long-term continuous glucose monitor – isn’t holding back on characterizing their position as strong. With expanded commercial launches in Germany and Sweden, plans for a presence in eight European countries by mid-2017, a CE Mark for their second...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2017
The first quarter of 2017 has been an impressive one for digital health funding. MobiHealthNews tracked a staggering 46 deals in January, February, and March, totaling $1.47 billion ($1.35 billion in equity and $12 million in debt). Even dropping the outlier that is Verily’s $800 million round, that still adds up to more than $600 million in investment, not to mention eight more funding rounds...
By Jonah Comstock April 19, 2017
The first quarter of 2017 saw pharma’s visible participation in digital health steadily ramping up. From partnerships that augment digital diabetes care to infant sleep coaching collaborations, we've covered quite a range of pharma-focused news in Q1. Read on for our list of the digital undertakings of Roche, Takeda, UCB, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.  Boehringer Ingelheim partnered with...
By Jonah Comstock April 19, 2017
Payer moves in digital health in the first quarter mainly fell into one of two categories: employee wellness initiatives and reimbursement moves. The only major piece of payer news that didn’t fit into one or the other category was Humana’s partnering with digital health startup Quartet to bring mental health services to underserved communities in New Orleans. Employee Wellness Early in the...
By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2017
Only one quarter into 2017, there have already been an impressive number of mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space. While some were bigger and more unexpected than others, they all demonstrate a maturing and consolidating space. Read on for the 12 mergers and acquisitions we’ve tracked since January. They’re listed in descending order of acquisition price, with the undisclosed...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2017
We covered a wide range of hospital innovation stories in Q1 2017, as hospitals continued to explore digital health interventions in patient engagement, remote patient monitoring, and even artificial intelligence and virtual reality. It was also a big quarter for the UK’s National Health Service and also boasted some digital health news for US government actors. Read on for a roundup of notable...
By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2017
The reports are out, and both StartUp Health and Rock Health agree that Q1 2017 was a strong quarter for digital health funding, with over $1 billion in deals. Beyond those broad strokes, StartUp Health and Rock Health, two organizations that track industry funding, differ on the details and trends. Rock Health reports the funding for the quarter as just over $1 billion, spread across 71 deals....
By Heather Mack March 31, 2017
In the first quarter of 2017, we tracked seven digital health-related FDA clearances. While the list isn’t long, it’s varied and relatively novel – from app and device integrations for diabetes treatment to a vest that maps cardiac rhythms. The beginning of this year also rang in some big changes, as the Trump Administration took root and nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA deputy commissioner....