April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on M&A. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about providers, payers, pharma, and funding.
This quarter, MobiHealthNews covered 11 acquisitions — 10 disclosed during this quarter as well as one we discovered and broke a year after it...
October 7, 2014
StartUp Health has added 13 more companies to StartUp Health's accelerator. The accelerator now has 84 companies in its portfolio.
The company also shared several data points about the startups in its portfolio.
Startups in the program have raised $154 million as of September 2014 and represent seven countries: Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, and the US. The company explained that 42...
September 22, 2014
Funding for digital health startups will reach $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, up from $3.5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from consulting firm Accenture. Digital health funding last year topped $2.8 billion.
“A digital disruption is playing out in healthcare that will change social interactions, alter consumer expectations and, ultimately, improve health outcomes,” Accenture...
September 18, 2014
Bain Capital's Chris Gordon
One of the biggest barriers to innovation in healthcare is that, unlike other industries, there are several key stakeholders who must be addressed before a company can successfully bring their product to market, according to a recent panel at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston this week.
"Any established company in any industry is always faced with the '...
March 7, 2014
By Jonah Comstock
One conversation topic that never seems far away at digital health industry events is the idea of data silos. Consumer health and fitness apps are letting people collect more health data about themselves than ever before. And increasingly connected electronic health records create a wealth of electronic data about patients. The real potential for that data, many people believe,...
March 6, 2014
Steve Krupa, Managing Member, Psilos
"We are about to have a significant flip in the competitive dynamics of healthcare," Steve Krupa, managing member and Chief Operating Officer, of healthcare investment firm Psilos told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. "It’s going to be quite severe and shocking across the board for the big and small players delivering health insurance, providers, and...
January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter.
Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...
December 10, 2013
Citing his experience at AOL, Co-Founder Steve Case told attendees at the mHealth Summit this week that entrepreneurs in new markets typically will experience three phases as a newer field like digital health matures: hype, hope, and happiness.
Hype, of course, is one of the first phases when most everyone is excited about the potential, but "revolutions happen in an evolutionary" way, Case said...
May 16, 2013
By Dave Dickinson, Former CEO, Zeo
After leading Zeo for the last 5 years, I'd like to share some of the key lessons we learned as an early pioneer within the digital healthcare movement. This post includes lessons learned for those who share our mission of improving the health and wellness of mankind by leveraging the awesome power of technology. Hopefully, some thoughts will engage new ways of...
May 13, 2013
Programs like Rock Health Angel Group and SecondMarket's recent collaboration with StartUp Health both focused on getting more accredited investors into healthcare -- high net worth individuals who don't have access to big venture funds, but are willing to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into startups. But both those programs are selling accredited investors on the earliest stage of...