A guide for business leaders, innovators, and deal makers

Demystifying AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare

AI in healthcare feels inevitable: Optimists predict that artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) will diagnose disease better and earlier, treat illness more precisely, and engage patients more efficiently than today’s healthcare system does. On top of this, AI/ML is expected to streamline business operations and restore sanity (and humanity) to the clinician experience. To separate hype from reality, read our 50-page white paper, Demystifying AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare.


AI, machine learning, & deep learning were the must funded differentiating technologies in 2017

A new research tool for a new phase of digital health: the analyses we now support

2017 was a record year for digital health by many accounts: total funding far surpassed previous years, there were more investors participating in digital health deals, and we saw more mega deals of $100M+ than ever before. With the industry maturing and entering its “middle innings,” we significantly expanded our Digital Health Funding Database and the information we track on every venture deal and company.


An all-time high $5.8B in digital health's most significant year yet

2017 Year End Funding Report: The end of the beginning of digital health

2017 was a record-smashing year for digital health, with venture funding approaching $6B and the most mega deals ($100M+) to date. It’s clear that the early game has concluded and digital health is entering the “middle innings” as an investment sector.


Nearly half of women surveyed believe it will take 25+ years to achieve gender parity in the workplace

Women in Healthcare 2017: How does our industry stack up?

Women are critical stakeholders in healthcare, serving as workers, caregivers, and consumers—yet they do not have an equal voice in the ranks of leadership. Our goal with this report is to contribute to a meaningful and actionable dialogue around women in leadership, with the hopes of providing a foundation for our industry to finally turn this dialogue into action.

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70% of digital health pilots converted to paying customers

Streamlining Enterprise Sales in Digital Health

For digital health startups, it’s increasingly a B2B world—and innovators are acutely feeling the challenges of enterprise sales. Selling to payers, providers, biopharma companies, and others is a tough game across the board. Sales cycles are long, requiring patience and a knack for relationship building. Finding the right buyer in a big organization can be disorienting. And crafting the pitch is tricky when talking to a complex, multi-faceted enterprise customer.


Four records shattered in digital health's $3.5B, 188 deal half-year

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.


71 deals and over $1B invested in digital health in Q1 2017

Q1 2017: Business as usual for digital health

When we started tracking deals in 2011, the newly enacted Affordable Care Act served as a major catalyst for market growth. We’ve only tracked digital health in an ACA-world, so we’ve been on the edge of our seats as the new administration vows to repeal this landmark reform.


8% fewer dollars invested than in 2015

2016 Year End Funding Report: A reality check for digital health

2016 was a strong year for digital health, but it also created an environment for discretion and focus for founders and investors alike. There were a record number of companies funded; and while the total amount of dollars decreased from 2015, we remain optimistic in the strength of the sector and the value of the companies improving our healthcare system.

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46% of consumers have adopted three or more digital health technologies

50 things we now know about digital health consumers

Results from our 2016 digital health consumer adoption survey. For full access to the survey data, report, and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email

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90% of consumers want to be in control of their genetic data

The Genomics Inflection Point: Implications for Healthcare

The genomics industry has tremendous potential to move the needle in health. Delivering on the promise of genomics depends on three main factors—many of which are within the purview of digital health. Through our survey of one thousand consumers, we provide novel data and insights regarding adoption, willingness to pay for specific use cases, and explore concerns around privacy and ownership.

For full access to the report and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email


A record-breaking 151 digital health companies raised over $2M

Digital Health Funding 2016 Midyear Review

After years of record-breaking venture funding, digital health finally hit its stride in a year when everyone expected funding to decline. In the first half of 2016, slightly over $2B filled company coffers–on track with both 2014 and 2015.

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Will digital biomarkers help us better understand health and disease?

The Emerging Influence of Digital Biomarkers on Healthcare

In healthcare, big data is only valuable when paired with a strong body of clinical evidence. Digital biomarkers are an opportunity to translate new data sources into informative, actionable insights.

For full access to the report and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email


$4.5B in digital health funding in 2015

Digital Health Funding: 2015 Year in Review

2015 was another year of big numbers for digital health—the year closed out with over $4.5B in funding flooding into the space, a sizable increase in the number of later stage rounds, and 187 M&A deals.

For full access to all of our funding reports and database, become a Rock Health partner—email

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80% of consumers have adopted at least one digital health technology

Digital Health Consumer Adoption: 2015

Results from our landmark national survey on the adoption trends in digital health.

For full access to our consumer adoption reports and survey data, become a Rock Health partner—email

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71% of venture-backed predictive analytics companies use clinical data

The Future of Personalized Healthcare: Predictive Analytics

A look at the challenges and promises of using new and existing sources of data to deliver personalized care.

For full access to this report and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email

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5x growth in venture funding since 2011

The Future of Biosensing Wearables

A review of the current landscape and future of biosensing wearables.

For full access to this report and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email


Only 6% of funded digital health companies have a woman CEO

The State of Women in Healthcare: 2015

This report explores why gender diversity matters in healthcare and what we can do to change the status quo. For full access to this report and all of our research, become a Rock Health partner—email


50% of funding accounted by top six categories

Digital Health Funding 2015 Midyear Review

An in-depth look at the investors, companies, and trends that drove digital health funding in the first half of 2015.


125% year-over-year venture funding growth

Digital Health Funding: 2014 Year in Review

2014 was a record-breaking year. Digital health funding surpassed $4.1B, representing over 125% year-over-year growth.