Digital health is on track for its second largest funding year ever, with $5.5B invested across the first three quarters of 2019. Against the backdrop of nine $100M+ mega deals, both behavioral and women’s health are on the rise—fueled by increased funding, larger deals, more later stage companies, and a strong pipeline of early stage innovation.
Fertility benefits company Progyny will be the newest addition to the 2019 digital health IPO family, as employers seek to leverage digital tools to improve care and control costs (see Amazon’s virtual primary care clinic for employees). Read more in our just-released Q3 digital health market update.
Best Buy CEO Eyes Health As Retailer's "Next Big Thing"
It hired a Chief Medical Officer, who starts on the job today Bloomberg | (Tweet)
23AndMe Is Building A Clinical Trial Recruitment Business
8M customers are considered to be engaged research participants STAT | (Tweet)
"Value" Of Care Was A Big Goal. How Did It Work Out?
A check up on innovation nearly a decade after the ACA The New York Times | (Tweet)