Hear from a mix of founders, policy-makers, and investors on the impact of this year's mega-mergers on the startup health market and what it means for future industry disruptors. We've seen an unprecedented billions of capital flowing into new players in healthcare at the startup level just as this consolidation wave has taken hold. The panel will discuss where consolidation is driving opportunity: customer's demand for choice, innovation and focus; and where health tech startups need to ensure coordination and cohesion with some of the market's key players as they go from big to gigantic.
Hear from Collective Health Co-founder & CEO Ali Diab, Stride Health Co-founder & CEO Noah Lang and Janet Widman, Blue Shield of California's former Executive VP with moderation by UC Berkeley Associate Director of Health Management Kimberly MacPherson.
Many of us associate innovative solutions and scalable technology with startups, Silicon Valley, and scrappy teams; but these experts are focusing their time and talents in Washington DC in order to harness technology's ability to solve healthcare's biggest problems. Hear from The White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, HHS CTO Susannah Fox and Fortune Magazine Senior Writer Leena Rao.
Each year fifty of the leading entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, reporters, and providers dedicated to bringing technological advancements to healthcare are recognized at the Top 50 in Digital Health dinner hosted by Rock Health, Fenwick and West, and Goldman Sachs. Within the Top 50, a number of individuals and organizations are awarded for their distinct contributions to particular focus areas through nominations from the digital health community.
Three quarters into 2015, venture investments have outpaced 2014’s three quarter total with funding reaching $3.3B, representing 30% TTM growth. Digital health M&A activity has heated up and with 22% of the US population expected to be 65+ by 2040, there’s been strong investor interest in services and technologies that are designed for seniors.
It’s been a momentous month for Rock Health. From celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary, to hosting over 700 attendees at Rock Health Summit, today we’re thrilled to cap it off by announcing a partnership with CVS Health.
Remember the HIV outbreak in Indiana? It roiled Scott County, IN, the outbreak’s epicenter, where my father has practiced medicine for nearly 25 years. The outbreak threw this rural area into disarray, but the strong family dynamics in Scott County allowed residents to cope with this jarring event.
As the first venture fund dedicated to digital health, we’ve come a long way since our founding five years ago. Our goal from day one has been to build a community dedicated to changing healthcare. Thank you for being a part of this epic journey in digital health. Join us as we look back on the last five years of Rock Health and digital health.