digital health M&A

By Jonah Comstock October 7, 2015
Digital health funding is on the rise -- for example, MobiHealthNews tracked $689 million in deals this quarter, spread across 49 deals, compared to $392 million in Q3 of last year. But investors at a Health 2.0 panel this week said that dollar amounts don't tell the whole story. "There are a lot of different sources of capital than there used to be before," Ankur Luther, an executive director at...
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2015
I'm excited to share that HIMSS Media has acquired MobiHealthNews. The entire MobiHealthNews editorial team -- Jonah Comstock, Aditi Pai, and I -- are joining HIMSS Media. Apart from more content from me -- this deal has kept me busy in recent months -- the MobiHealthNews you know (and hopefully love) won't change. As part of the deal, my good friend and Mobi co-founder Joe Maillie is moving on....
By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2015
Qualcomm Life, the mobile technology company's subsidiary focused on medical device connectivity, has acquired Capsule Technologie, a France-based clinical data management company that currently serves 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries, for an undisclosed amount. Up until now, Qualcomm's focus has been on connecting the data from home healthcare devices back to the hospital. But with the...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2015
In one more take on the first half of 2015 funding, Health 2.0 Market Intelligence has funding for the half at $2.2 billion, compared to $2.9 billion at the half-year mark last year. They tracked 2014's total funding at $4.6 billion. "Funding in 2015 hasn’t kept pace with 2014 but there’s no reason to panic," the report reads. "Early 2014 saw a handful of blockbuster deals (Proteus, Flatiron,...
By Jonah Comstock January 5, 2015
Funding by category, from Rock Health's report Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 as a record-breaking funding year for digital health in multiple categories. Rock Health places the total digital health funding for 2014 just over $4 billion, while StartUp...
By Jonah Comstock October 2, 2014
PatientKeeper's charge capture application. Last week, the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, announced it would be acquiring PatientKeeper, one of the oldest mobile health software companies still in operation, for an undisclosed sum. HCA will continue to operate PatientKeeper as an...