Year in Review

A look back at the big news and trends emerging in 2019

In December, MobiHealthNews is taking a step back to examine the emerging trends and biggest news of 2019. So-called "new entrances to health" among tech and retail giants continue to make waves in the industry, and we are also seeing an increase interest from pharma. Overall, the digital health industry also continues to see a healthy funding pot; however, it remains slightly slower than last year. There is no denying that 2019 has been a busy year — and as for 2020, only time will tell what's next.

A look back at 2019

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New Transformation Capital partner Mike Dixon talks insights from a decade in digital health investing

by Jonah Comstock

The last 10 years have seen a slew of new customer bases in digital health, from pharma to employers to consumers, Dixon says.

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Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B

by MobiHealthNews

Babylon Health topped the charts with a $550 million round, followed by Capsule and Healthy.io. 

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Digital health funding slows in Q3 2019, according to Rock Health report

by Laura Lovett

The report noted that IPOs are on the rise, and that funding for women's health and behavioral health companies is growing.

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10 digital health mergers and acquisitions from Q3 2019

by Jonah Comstock

The deals include big names like Philips, long-time startup players like Mango Health and a dose of private equity.

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Rock Health's thoughts on digital health validation, exit strategies, future of digital therapeutics

by Laura Lovett

MobiHealthNews sat down with Rock Health to discuss the future of digital health and pressing trends in this novel space. 

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Janssen, researchers discuss evolving digital trial challenges alongside launch of remote, 1,900-person drug study

by Dave Muoio

Digital and remote clinical trial designs have plenty to offer in terms of cost and efficiency, but data handling and other concerns suggest there's still work to be done, according to experts at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia.

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HIMSSCast: Big moves in digital health from Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon

by MobiHealthNews

The MobiHealthNews team breaks down the week's news from big tech. Why does Alphabet want to buy Fitbit? Why does Facebook want to help you get a check up? And what is Amazon up to with its latest acquisition?

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Digital health deal quantity projected to decrease, funding amounts rise, according to Silicon Valley Bank report

by Laura Lovett

The European market is projected to nearly triple its digital health funding from 2018 to 2019. 

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Annual nationwide survey reports increasing telehealth access legislation, bipartisan support

by Dave Muoio

The Epstein Becker Green report pinpointed the opioid epidemic as a major driving force behind new laws and programs, but coverage restrictions and non-robust parity laws are still hampering adoption within Medicare.

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Patients want technology, remain frustrated with healthcare system, ResMed survey shows

by Laura Lovett

Six out of 10 responders are going to online resources before seeing a doctor.