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Through our work at the forefront of digital health, we publish research on the trends shaping the future of healthcare. Browse our widely-cited digital health funding reports and special topics on the healthcare industry below—for full access, get in touch.

 Reports

Special Topics

Five key findings about the next generation of payers and providers

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.

Diversity

Smaller companies are rated highest for supporting women leaders

What 600+ women told us about working in healthcare in 2018

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 annual 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.

Funding

Funding hits $3.4B across 193 deals

2018 Midyear Funding Review: Digital health déjà vu in yet another record breaking half

It’s déjà vu for digital health, with yet another record breaking half for venture funding. The continued upward trajectory from 2017 through the first half of 2018 is not a fluke. Instead, this sustained growth is indicative of the maturation one would expect from a stable, emerging investment sector (coupled with a strong overall venture ecosystem). Read on to learn our five key findings from this eventful half.

Report

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.

Funding

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.

Diversity

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.

Special Topics

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.

Funding

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.

Funding

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.

Special Topics

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.

Funding

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.

Special Topics

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.

Funding

$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.

Diversity

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.

Funding

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.

Funding

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.

 

Data

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