Q2 2017

By Heather Mack July 28, 2017
The second quarter of 2017 was full of news from hospitals and other providers. Read on for our roundup of partnerships, deployments, research projects and more. Hospital news Despite ongoing controversy about data management, DeepMind, the AI-focused, UK-based Google subsidiary, announced this quarter that it would roll out its Streams app in a second hospital. The deployment of the app at...
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2017
This quarter, news about payers was dominated by two kinds of stories: high-profile digital health partnerships for health plans and legislative efforts on the government payer side. Read on for our roundup of payer news from Q2 2017. Large health insurer news On the digital health side, we didn't hear quite as much from health insurers this quarter as we normally do, but there were some...
By Jeff Lagasse July 21, 2017
The FDA has been a busy agency these past few months. The second quarter of 2017 has seen a flurry of clearances, many for technologies that continue the trend toward mobile, or even wearable devices. It’s been a good period for those with diabetes, sleep disorders and traumatic injury, not to mention those just looking to maintain and manage their health – with a little digital help, of course....
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2017
In Q2 2017, we continued to see more pharma companies step up their efforts in digital health, from app launches to FDA clearances to wearable usage in clinical trials. Read on below for a summary of those moves. In a move that could have growing significance for pharma going forward, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership of pharma companies, academics...
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 Jonah Comstock July 6, 2017
StartUp Health’s funding report for the first half of 2017 is out, and the organization is predicting that it will be the biggest year yet for digital health funding. The total raised in the second quarter was $3.8 billion, adding up to $6.5 billion to date this year. “The industry hit a major milestone in Q2 2017 with a staggering $3.8B total invested,” the new report states. “In fact, this last...
By Jonah Comstock June 30, 2017
With today’s acquisition of mySugr by Roche, the second quarter of 2017 hits a total of 12 digital health acquisitions — tying Q1 and bringing the total for the year so far to 24. Among these are some major names in the space, including telemedicine leader Teladoc, early digital health entrants Voxiva and GreatCall and even consumer tech giant Apple. Because only one acquisition had terms...
By Heather Mack January 25, 2017
San Diego, California-based ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices, announced strong results for its quarter ending on December 31, with over $530 million in revenue representing a 17 percent increase year over year. On a call with investors, ResMed CEO Mick Farrell said the growth was driven by sales from Brightree – the cloud-based software company ResMed acquired last year for $800...