August 27, 2018
Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the past three years, Rock Health has surveyed 4,000 U.S. adults about digital health use and perceptions.
“With data from 2015 to 2017, we see a clear upward trend of consumers taking control of their healthcare via the use of digital...
April 17, 2018
Digital health companies raised $2.5 billion in VC funding in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Mercom says the quarter, with 187 deals, is only the second since 2010 to top $2 billion.
“Digital Health VC is off to a record start in 2018 with $2.5 billion beating the previous record of $2.4 billion from Q2 2017. Several large deals over $100 million...
February 27, 2018
The Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health Pavilion at HIMSS18 will once again feature “The Connected Health Experience,” a series of presentations and demonstrations of the latest connected health innovations. But this year the range of subjects will be even wider.
“There’s some similarities and some differences from last year,” said John Sharp, senior manager at PCHA. “As before,...
February 21, 2018
About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers, and providers. Her previous positions include the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Biogen’s VP of Innovation and External Partnerships, and...
February 13, 2018
About the Author: @JohnGardner_VC has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum. He came to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, Gardner held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses. Gardner holds an...
December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it.
“Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
October 25, 2017
While the startup ecosystem of 25 major US markets grew 35 percent from 2016 to 2017, investment into companies specifically looking to disrupt healthcare with digital care or other solutions remained relatively stagnant during the same period, according to data from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and 1776’s annual “Innovation that Matters” report.
However, these data likely aren’t signs...
July 6, 2017
Inhealthcare has gotten pretty good at launching technology pilots with the UK's National Health Service, having worked on a number including a back pain management program at James Cook Memorial Hospital and a cardiac remote monitoring program at Medway Community Healthcare. Now the company will be selling that expertise to others: At the end of June, Inhealthcare launched a new programming...
June 1, 2017
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report is a massive slide deck that the noted investor and Kleiner Perkins analyst presents every year around this time. The report, which details internet trends across all sectors and industries, has something of a mythic status in the tech world because of the way that Meeker draws together facts, figures, and statistics into a powerful narrative that explains...
May 23, 2017
Withings products are back on Apple Store shelves following the settlement of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia. The announcement comes with a suggestion that the two companies could be working together on a digital health project now that their relationship is restored.
"This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer...