The companies you can’t miss at Rock Health Summit 2017

With the sixth Rock Health Summit just around the corner, we wanted to take the time to tell you a little bit about this year’s Innovation Tours—a curated, inside look into some of the most noteworthy companies in healthcare. Before the Summit’s regularly scheduled programming kicks off, VIP pass holders will be welcomed into the offices of two cutting edge companies for private tours and lunch with team members. Whether you’re planning to attend the Rock Health Summit or not, we’re excited to share what you can expect to see and hear from these trailblazers.

What you need to know about FDA’s game-changing Digital Health Innovation Action Plan

We noted in our midyear funding report that we’d be keeping a close eye on the FDA’s plan to set more definitive regulatory guidelines for digital health in the coming months. It turns out we didn’t have to wait too long—on July 27th, the FDA announced the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, which includes the launch of the much-talked about Software Precertification Pilot Program (PreCert).

Podcast: Healthcare Investors’ Take On Digital Health Funding

Podcast Ep. 6: Last week we briefed you on the record shattering funding streak of the first half of 2017. Then we sat down with two other investors, Bessemer Venture Partners' Steve Kraus and Kaiser Permanente Ventures' Liz Rockett to bring you a deeper look into the most exciting opportunities in digital health, what recent tech giant moves mean for the industry, and more.

Digital health funding 2017 midyear review: A record breaking first half

As the digital health sector matures, investors are putting more money into more deals. In the first half of 2017, $3.5B was invested in 188 digital health companies, setting a record for number of companies funded and total amount invested.

Striding with 20/20 vision

Unfortunately, when you work on your own, vision insurance can be expensive and unaffordable. Most self-employeds with vision coverage spend over $200 per year on it and don’t get much in return. Stride designed a custom VSP vision plan to support anyone who works independently. Stride consistently delivers better coverage at a lower price, and today we set a new bar: we cut the price nearly in half while delivering easy access to better benefits with VSP, the #1 name in vision care.

Share your perspective. Take our survey for State of Women in Healthcare 2017

Rock Health supports thought leadership by conducting research and analysis of the landscape for women's leadership in healthcare. As part of our annual report, we are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities women encounter when pursuing career and personal goals.

Podcast: Gaps and opportunities in women’s health and entrepreneurship

Podcast Ep. 5: Gender parity in digital health remains a huge issue. It’s not due to lack of attention. Only 9% of companies funded in 2016 had a woman CEO—down from the already dismal 11% in 2015. How are women entrepreneurs navigating this environment and what gaps and opportunities do they see in women’s health? We spoke with two of them to find out.

The evidence healthcare startups need to be taken seriously by investors

The maturation of the digital health ecosystem has resulted in a notable shift in the minimum threshold of evidence companies must meet to survive and thrive. At this point, showing utilization of a product is simply table stakes—not a business plan, and no longer enough to attract funding. What investors really want to see comes down to the answers to three questions: have you changed behavior? Have you produced an outcome that matters? And do you have customers who are willing to pay for your product?

Getting clear about healthcare transparency: Lisa Maki & Noah Lang

Podcast Ep 4: What are players from around and outside healthcare doing to make this universal experience more understandable, clear—and even enjoyable? Two CEOs share their take on how transparency in healthcare is taking shape and what it really means for patients and stakeholders.

226 of the most exciting jobs in digital health today

Whether you’re venturing into healthcare for the first time or you’re a seasoned industry vet itching for a new gig, here’s a peek at a few handpicked roles at Rock Health and across our portfolio job board (we count over 220 awesome openings!).

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