How Rock Health portfolio companies stand out in a crowded employer health market

To equip startups with an understanding of what it takes to make it in the employer market, we interviewed our portfolio companies alongside a group of experts who represent the investor and health benefits consultant perspectives. Here’s what we learned—and how a few Rock Health companies are providing meaningful value to employers and employees.

Beyond wellness for the healthy: Digital health consumer adoption 2018

Results from our fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption and sentiments. Adoption continues to rise while consumers leverage digital health tools to address concrete health needs.

2018 Funding Part 2: Seven more takeaways from digital health’s $8.1B year

In a banner year for digital health funding, AI/ML companies raced to the top in dollars raised, investors showed excitement about on-demand healthcare services, and more women CEOs closed rounds than ever before—though they still represent a small sliver of the pie.

Podcast: Is digital health in an investment bubble?

To get to the heart of what the current funding environment means for the future of the sector, we spoke with Sitka's Kelsey Mellard and Flare Capital's Michael Greeley about how entrepreneurs should approach fundraising in a capital-rich market, whether valuations are too high, what milestones investors look for before signing the check, and why digital health is primed for more acquisitions.

2018 year end funding report: Is digital health in a bubble?

With a record $8.1B in funding and the absence of an equally robust exit market, there is more scrutiny on digital health than ever before. Will value creation track with recent investment trends? To provide some structure around this question, we validated a simple framework with fellow investors to assess the current “bubbliness” of digital health. Our verdict: digital health is not in a bubble.

How an eighty-year-old health plan is building the healthcare model of the future by working with Rock Health

Since 2015, Blue Shield of California has partnered with Rock Health to gain exposure to digital health and elevate its position as an innovative healthcare company. Through its partnership with Rock Health, Blue Shield of California has showcased thought leadership, collaborated on research, and gained unparalleled insight into the frontlines of healthcare innovation.

The data-driven transformation of the life sciences industry: A Q&A with ZS Associates’ Pete Masloski

Digital health innovation continues moving full-force in transforming the business of healthcare. For pharma and medtech companies in particular, this ongoing shift has pushed them to identify ways to create value for patients beyond the drugs themselves. From new partnerships between digital health and life science companies to revamped commercial models, collecting and extracting insights from data is at the core of these growth opportunities. But navigating the rapidly evolving terrain is no simple task. We chatted with ZS Associates Principal Pete Masloski to discuss how he works with clients to help identify, develop, and commercialize digital health solutions—and where he sees patients benefiting as a result.

2019 Enterprise Insights Series

High-impact healthcare innovation relies on an efficient, two-sided market. On one side, startups supply new, groundbreaking solutions, adaptability, and agility. On the other, large-scale enterprise companies have both the need for innovation as well as the operations, expertise, brand, and reach to drive impact at scale.

Where investment and value align in digital health: takeaways from Rock Health Summit 2018

While digital health venture funding continually climbs to new heights, it’s critical to recognize investment is not necessarily coupled with value. So how do incumbents and innovators’ dedication of time, money, and resources to reduce costs and improve delivery of care translate into value added to the market? As digital health forges onward, entrepreneurs armed with growing pocketbooks and established stakeholders seeking to innovate must prioritize creating tangible value to patients, providers, and the healthcare system at large.

Announcing the Top 50 in Digital Health 2019

Each year, Rock Health, Fenwick & West, Goldman Sachs, and Square 1 Bank honor those making exceptional progress in driving resources, attention, and innovation toward a massively better healthcare system. From a commitment to hiring diverse talent to writing policy that incentivizes innovation to investing in new ideas, we want to recognize the people and organizations making digital health thrive. Today, we're excited to announce the winners of the Top 50 in Digital Health 2019.

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