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By Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 4, 2020
Despite femtech’s recent growth in the digital health sector, only 3% of the digital health deals in the U.S. since 2011 have focused on women’s health, according to a new report from Rock Health. Of that percentage, a majority of the funding has gone to companies targeting fertility, pregnancy or motherhood. Rock Health says that 65% of all femtech funding has gone to these areas, while less...
By MobiHealthNews 10:29 am July 24, 2020
Megan Zweig and Sean Day, chief operating officer and consultant, respectively, at Rock Health, join host Jonah Comstock for a discussion of digital health funding, M&A, and IPOs in the first six months of 2020. Per Rock Health's recent report on the subject, U.S. digital health companies pulled in $5.4 billion so far this year, in spite of (or, perhaps, because of) a global pandemic that has...
By Laura Lovett 01:35 pm July 7, 2020
During the global pandemic, digital health has certainly turned the heads of provider organizations, but the investment numbers are, in and providers weren’t the only ones to take notice.  Six months into 2020, investors have poured a record-shattering $5.4 billion into the digital health industry, according to the latest Rock Health Report. [Last week MobiHealthNews published its biannual...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:27 pm June 5, 2020
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others have lit a powder keg in the U.S. and abroad, leading to nearly two weeks of protests and demonstrations that highlight the pervasive and long-standing issues of racism, racial inequality and police brutality.  As public pressure mounts on those in positions to create change, a number of technology and health organizations have...
By Laura Lovett 02:46 pm April 8, 2020
The first three months of 2020 shattered all previous Q1 digital-health-funding records – amounting to a $3.1 billion in new investments – according to a new Rock Health report. Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, this early funding success may not be indicative of a trend for the entire year.  “Of course, this is not a post about historic funding levels – it is a story of healthy...
By Laura Lovett 02:38 pm January 8, 2020
2019 closed out the decade with $7.4 billion in digital health deals and a spike of six health tech IPOs, according to Rock Health’s latest funding report.  Over the last decade the amount of yearly funding in digital health deals has generally been on the rise; however, 2019 saw a slight decrease in funding from 2018 ($8.2 billion). This wasn't surprising to Rock Health, which predicted this...
By Laura Lovett 10:39 am December 3, 2019
The digital health field saw an increase in women leadership in 2019, but the pace of change remains relatively slow, according to a new Rock Health report.  Across the board the percentage of female executives at Fortune 500 health care companies, female partners at venture funds active in digital health and the deals closed by women-led digital health companies have all increased.  However, the...
By Laura Lovett 01:32 pm October 29, 2019
This week Rock Health released a new report conducted in partnership with Stanford University that analyzes how the consumerization of healthcare is shaping the future of the industry. It broke down three major trends: how patient data is creating opportunities and challenges in the field, how online health information is changing the provider relationship and attitudes over a consumer’s...

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By Laura Lovett 11:51 am October 15, 2019
A decade ago digital health was a relatively new term, largely without name recognition. Today, the venture dollars tell a new story, with $8.1 billion poured into the space in 2018 alone, according to a Rock Health report. Still, most healthcare stakeholders agree digital health is still in its early days and is grappling with questions about its place in the health ecosystem.  Founded in 2010,...