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By  Laura Lovett 01:49 pm March 2, 2021
Live video telemedicine is up during 2020, but utilization remains highest among high earners with high levels of education, according to a new Rock Health consumer adoption report. The research and venture firm surveyed a total of 7,980 from September 4, 2020 to Oct. 2, 2020 in its annual survey. Researchers noted that 2020 was an unusual year for healthcare because of the pandemic. “Therefore,...
By  Dave Muoio 11:48 am January 12, 2021
Digital health investment firm Rock Health is the latest market spectator to tally up and break down what's widely being considered an exceptional year in activity and fundraising. Per the firm's 2020 Market Insights Report, released yesterday, the space claimed $14.1 billion of investments spread across 440 deals. By their reckoning, this represents a respective 72% and 15% increase over 2018,...
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By  Laura Lovett 02:56 pm November 9, 2020
New research out of Rock Health found that Black startups are reporting greater barriers to accessing capital and connecting with investors than their white, Asian and Hispanic counterparts. The new report, called the Diversity in Digital Health report, zeroed in on how health tech funding is getting distributed across races and backgrounds.  For example, the survey found that 10% of white male...
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By  Laura Lovett 11:16 am October 20, 2020
A new maternal health company called Oula has picked up $3.2 million in seed funding, propelling the launch of its multimodal care platform and brick-and-mortar services.  This batch of seed funding was led by Collaborative Fund with participation from Female Founders Fund, 8VC, Metrodora, Kapor Capital, Rock Health, January Ventures, Great Oaks and private investors.  WHAT IT DOES Oula’s model...
By  Dave Muoio 01:49 pm October 5, 2020
Just nine months into the year, 2020 has already hit a digital health fundraising high note as investors up their ante in coronavirus-affected health tech markets such as on-demand healthcare services or fitness and wellness platforms, per Rock Health's latest quarterly report. The digital health-focused venture capital firm reported $4 billion in U.S.-based digital health startup investments...
By  Laura Lovett 02:30 pm September 30, 2020
While the economy has been volatile during the pandemic, digital health companies to strike deals with investors raking in more money than ever before.  "We’ve already surpassed $7.5 billion in funding and are on track for this year to be the biggest funding year yet in terms of US-based digital health companies," Megan Zweig, chief operating officer at Rock Health, said during a fireside chat at...
By  MobiHealthNews 01:51 pm September 25, 2020
It's a bit of a pot pourri this week as the MobiHealthNews team shares some of what it's heard at a variety of (virtual, of course) industry events. First, host Jonah Comstock recaps what Apple announced at its product launch event last week, then Associate Editors Dave Muoio and Mallory Hackett discuss the Digital Therapeutics East event. Last, Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Jonah talk about...
By  Laura Lovett 03:09 pm September 23, 2020
When it comes to the world of health, words are important, according to panelists at Rock Health’s annual summit. What language is used by clinicians, caregivers, even digital health companies can boost inclusivity or cause exclusion. That’s particularly true for groups of people who have been historically marginalized, such as the LGBTQ+ community and people of color.  “Particularly in the queer...
By  Laura Lovett 03:23 pm September 22, 2020
The health systems of tomorrow could look a lot more inclusive, according to a group of panelists at Rock Health’s annual summit. In particular, panelists focused on how the health tech space could be revamped for more diverse populations with diverse needs.  “When I think about the healthcare system of tomorrow I’m very much focused on the lessons we can learn from this year of dual crisis....
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...