Rock Weekly: Our latest data on a record-setting year in digital health

January 7th, 2012

As part of our ongoing efforts to paint a detailed picture of the health technology ecosystem, we’re kicking off 2013 with an in-depth analysis of the previous year in digital health funding.

Key findings of our 2012 Year in Review Funding Report include:

  • VC funding of digital health grew significantly in 2012, with 45% more investment and 56% more deals than in 2011
  • 134 digital health companies each raised more than $2 million dollars in 2012
  • Only 8 investors made 3 or more digital health investments
  • Digital health companies based in the Bay Area and Boston area represent more than 40% of all 2012 funding

Read on for more news in the world of health innovation, including the breaking news of Epocrates’ acquisition by Athenahealth.


Behind The Fiscal Cliff Deal, A Prolonged Hospital Finance Fight
Kaiser Health News

Why We Have a Right to Consumer Genetics
Technology Review

Can Technology Make You Happy?
IEEE Spectrum

Consumer-driven Health Plan Members More Likely to Use Health Apps

Sports and Wellness Drive Mobile Health Device Shipments Past 30M in 2012
EE Times

>Turning Information Into Impact: Digital Health’s Long Road Ahead

Rock Health in the News

Merck Emerges As Top Funder Of Digital Health Start-Ups

The Ultimate Guide To The 50+ Hottest Health And Fitness Apps, Gadgets And Startups Of 2012

Dystextia and The Coming of Background Health Monitoring

Funding & Acquisitions

BREAKING: Athenahealth Goes Mobile, Acquires Epocrates for $293M

Health Care Data Firm Kyruus Raises $11M
Boston Herald

Independa, Startup Providing Web-based Services to the Elderly, Raises $5M Series A

LifeNexus Raises $2.2M for a Personal Health Record That Looks and Works Like a Credit Card
MedCity News

Alere to Pay as Much as $22M for MedApps

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