Metrics

By Aditi Pai 03:47 pm January 14, 2016
Healthcare IT funding, spread across 574 deals, reached $4.6 billion in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group. This was a drop from the 2014 total, when Mercom recorded $4.7 billion in 670 deals. The market intelligence firm said that between 2010 and 2015, healthcare IT funding reached $13.4 billion in 2,050 deals. Some of the larger rounds that Mercom tracked include China-based Guahao’s $394...
By Jonah Comstock 02:57 pm January 13, 2016
According to a new report from data security company Arxan, even some FDA-cleared mobile health apps and apps recommended by the UK’s NHS are vulnerable to multiple security risks from the Open Web Application Security Project’s list of top ten mobile security vulnerabilities. On top of that, nearly half of health IT decision makers who oversee apps expect to be hacked in the next six months. “...
By Aditi Pai 11:22 am January 13, 2016
Digital health funding reached $5.8 billion in 2015, according to CB Insights. The research firm explained that this was just a slight increase from its 2014 total, which is in stark contrast to the significant growth from 2013 to 2014. Funding grew from $2.3 billion in 2013 to $5.1 billion in 2014. Some of the larger deals that CBI tracked in 2015 included ZocDoc’s $130 million, 23andMe’s $150...
By Aditi Pai 10:27 am January 6, 2016
Although 66 percent of the largest 100 US hospitals have consumer-facing mobile apps, and 38 percent of those have developed proprietary apps for their patients, a mere 2 percent of patients at those 66 hospitals are using apps provided to them, according to an Accenture report. For this report, Accenture used data from a variety of sources, including Accenture 2014 Global Consumer Pulse Research...
By Jonah Comstock 12:33 pm December 17, 2015
According to StartUp Health’s year-end report, digital health funding is down from 2014. It hit $5.8 billion so far this year, compared with $7 billion in 2014. StartUp’s report paints this drop as a maturation of the market, contending that though funding has dropped it’s being invested more smartly. The year was dominated by bigger funding rounds at later stages: mid-stage and late-stage deal...
By Aditi Pai 12:15 pm December 17, 2015
The global wearable device market will ship 214 million units in 2019, up from the 80 million units expected to ship this year, according to a report from research firm IDC. This growth will be driven by smartwatches. "In a short amount of time, smartwatches have evolved from being extensions of the smartphone to wearable computers capable of communications, notifications, applications, and...
By Jonah Comstock 01:32 pm December 16, 2015
Digital health and wellness is where digital banking was two years ago, according to a new report from Apigee, which surveyed 1,000 smartphone owners 18 years of age or older in the United States. “Research on the diffusion of innovations points to 67 percent market penetration as the threshold for reaching fully half of the ‘late majority’ of technology adopters,” Apigee writes. “The impact of...
By Aditi Pai 11:54 am December 14, 2015
Venture funding in 2015 has reached $4.3 billion, right on track with 2014, according to Rock Health’s 2015 Year in Review report. There were 279 total deals this year and the average deal size was $15.6 million. Though the number of deals has decreased from last year, the average deal size is higher. Rock Health only including funding deals that are above $2 million and the data is current as of...
By Aditi Pai 02:07 pm December 10, 2015
Some 74 percent of adults said they plan to purchase health and fitness device within the next year. And of this group, 35 percent said they plan to buy a smartwatch, according to a survey of 1,001 online US adults conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey was fielded between August 20 and September 2. Following smartwatches...
By Aditi Pai 12:57 pm December 10, 2015
Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report. HRI also released results from a survey of 1,000 US consumers. "In 2016, millions of American consumers will have their first video consults, be prescribed their first...