Announcing our partnership with Novo Nordisk

Tomorrow, we kick off our seventh Rock Health Summit, which we fondly consider to be our annual family reunion—a gathering of 650+ familiar and new faces under one roof to engage, connect, and explore what’s next for healthcare. This year, we have even more to be excited about as we announce a partnership with Novo Nordisk. As one of the newest members of the Rock Health family, Novo Nordisk joins our incredible group of corporate partners who strive to work with early stage digital health companies in their efforts to create meaningful health solutions.

Introducing our newest investments—and the exciting opportunities we’re watching next

The work of making healthcare massively better for every human being never ends. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to share updates on several recent investments we’ve made throughout the course of 2018. Each of these companies was at our seventh annual Rock Health Summit.

Q3 2018: An entrepreneurs’ market leads to digital health’s biggest quarter yet

At the close of its third quarter, 2018 is already the most-funded year ever for digital health startups. There has never been a better time to raise money, with founders securing larger and more frequent rounds. Yet numbers alone don’t tell the full story of the progress made in digital health thus far in 2018.

6 reasons we can’t wait for Rock Health Summit 2018

The seventh annual Rock Health Summit is just one month away, and we’re excited to give you a sneak peek at the content and festivities. Haven’t grabbed a ticket yet? Be sure to snag yours ASAP to join 600+ of your fellow digital health friends in San Francisco on October 16 and 17. Read on for six reasons why we’re pretty sure this year’s Summit will be your favorite one yet.

How Sutter Health is enabling a human experience through innovation and tech partnerships

Health systems often have to decide whether to invest in building new products and services or to look outside to partner. At Sutter Health, the Design & Innovation team does both. Located in the epicenter of Silicon Valley, it partners with cutting-edge organizations to fast-track, test, and scale solutions that enhance its internal human-centered design & build capabilities.

Healthcare consumers in a digital transition

Results from our third national consumer survey (2017 data) on digital health adoption and sentiments.

Four steps you can take to bridge healthcare’s diversity gap—starting today

While awareness about diversity has grown, the healthcare industry has moved at a glacial pace to bridge the gap. To help turn awareness into action, senior leaders from Lyft Healthcare, Rock Health, Sutter Health and Dignity Health had a conversation to provide actionable steps that individuals at all levels can take to immediately address and diminish the diversity gap in the workplace.

Building a digital health company on the foundation of diversity: A Q&A with Collective Health CEO Ali Diab

Ali Diab has spent the past five years building Rock Health portfolio company Collective Health—a cloud-based, integrated health benefits platform that enables self-insured employers to get more out of their healthcare investment while taking better care of their people. With Ali at the helm, Collective has not only helped employers and their people dramatically drive healthcare costs down—it’s also kept the value of diversity at the forefront, closing the gender wage gap along the way.

Developing digital biomarkers: An interview with Evidation’s Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist, Luca Foschini, Ph.D.

Rock Health portfolio company Evidation Health is a new kind of health and measurement company that provides technology and guidance to understand how everyday behavior and health interact and measure how behaviors outside the doctor’s office or hospital impact health outcomes. Evidation’s Chief Data Scientist, Luca Foschini, sat down with us to provide insight into the current state of digital biomarkers and how their team leverages both deep data science expertise and healthcare knowledge.

Next-generation payers and providers: Setting a strategy for tech-enabled innovation

To capitalize on the shift to value-based care and consumer demand for a better healthcare experience, a new type of business has emerged: next-generation payers and providers (“NGPPs”). Without the constraints of legacy payment models and operating systems, these companies were created to deliver a reimagined service to patients, prioritizing health and outcomes over utilization. We interviewed five NGPPs to understand their technology-supported strategies, with a focus on how they’ve partnered with startups and how they expect to keep pace with future innovation.

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