Rock Health News

 

7/19/21

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Wellbeing benefits for the modern workforce: Our investment in JOON

We’re thrilled to announce our investment in JOON, which is developing a modernized benefits solution that makes employee wellness easy for employers and their workforce. JOON gives employees the freedom to choose what’s meaningful to them by automatically verifying and reimbursing eligible purchases within the employer-set categories, such as fitness, food, mental health, family care, and education.

Other 5/24/21

Ro acquires Modern Fertility: Segment-specific M&A another front in the platform wars

Ro acquiring Modern Fertility represents the opportunity created when segment-specific services for a given population or need—in this case fertility—combine with wide-population focused virtual care platforms. This deal won’t be the last transaction where telehealth and navigation platforms snap up startups focused on segment-specific verticals.

Other 4/13/21

The next Nuance to the platform wars

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it was acquiring Nuance Communications for $16B, the largest digital health acquisition since Teladongo’s starter pistol to the virtual platform wars was fired off last year. Check out our take on why big tech companies are so focused on physician workflow solutions—and what this means for their healthcare strategies going forward.

Other 4/1/21

How to advance healthcare quality though digital health

Where does healthcare quality show up in the virtual healthcare context, and how should innovators, investors, and healthcare providers approach questions about quality in this paradigm? For a clinician’s point of view, we turned to Simon Mathews, Chief Medical Officer of Rock Health portfolio company Vivante Health, to share a perspective on how digital health can play a role in advancing care quality across four dimensions.

Welcoming Katie Drasser as the CEO of Rock Health’s Nonprofit!

Given the growth over the past few years of both Rock Health’s for-profit and our 501(c)(3), we are so excited to announce that Katie Drasser is taking over as the independent CEO to lead Rock Health’s nonprofit!

Funding 1/11/21

2020 Market Insights Report: Chasing a new equilibrium

2020’s stress test to our healthcare system created what felt like a fast forward button for digital health, with unprecedented growth in funding, adoption, policymaking, and national attention. While questions remain about a new equilibrium for the digital health market, this post explores four factors underpinning what we see as a durable investment sector: sustained commitment from investors, new consumer behavior change, rising enterprise buyer appetite, and a breakout exit market.

Other 11/19/20

The other shoe drops: Amazon Pharmacy is here

While the announcement of Amazon Pharmacy resulted in a flurry of headlines, the news itself was a bit anticlimactic. But now that Amazon Pharmacy is here, what will this mean for the online pharmacy industry?

Diversity 11/8/20

Diversity in Digital Health: 2020 Annual Report

In 2020, Rock Health and Dr. Ivor Horn launched a new Diversity in Digital Health initiative. This post showcases key findings from the 678 digital health startup leaders who completed our survey, offering insight into the current state of diversity. Read on for new, data-driven insights to launch conversations and inform how we build a more inclusive digital health community.

Maternity care for the modern era: Our investment in Oula

We’re honored to announce our investment in Oula, a company that is reimagining how women experience pregnancy and delivery. Offering women support from conception through postpartum, Oula brings together the best of obstetrics and midwifery, modern maternity clinics, and an integrated care management technology platform.

Funding 10/5/20

Q3 2020: A new annual record for digital health (already)

Venture capital dollars flowing to US digital health continued to surge in Q3 2020. One thing is for sure—2020 will be the largest funding year ever for digital health, spurred by 24 mega deals so far. Moreover, the stock market’s sharp recovery and pandemic-initiated policy and regulation changes have enabled large competitive moves and commercialization activities.

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