Brace for impact

This week’s newsletter was meant to highlight new research on two areas of importance for digital health: a study assessing evidence of clinical impact, and an overview of interoperability innovation and opportunities. However, Friday’s news that the Supreme Court officially decided to overturn Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case is sending shockwaves through the U.S. healthcare system—so instead, we are contemplating the fallout. Beyond the direct, inequitable, and often devastating impact to health when individuals do not have safe access to abortion, there will be far-reaching reverberations on the intersection of digital health and reproductive healthcare: telehealth and prescription delivery, health data tracking, fertility procedures, and contraception. As the nation navigates the uncertainty of diverging state regulations, women’s health leaders are responding with resolve and intention to continue supporting patients and providers. As we noted when news of the potential ruling first leaked, the legal and regulatory environment for digital health startups just got murkier—but the call for entrepreneurs to innovate in service of women+ health has never been more clear.

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Assessing The Clinical Robustness Of Digital Health Startups
Takeaways from our recently published peer-reviewed JMIR article Rock Health

Highway To Health: Unlocking Whole Patient Care Through Data Interoperability
The interoperability landscape and opportunities for new innovation Rock Health

Buying From Mark Cuban's Pharmacy Could Save Medicare Billions
Study shows potential for $3B savings in one year The Wall Street Journal

Addressing Health Disparities One Haircut at a Time
The importance of community Everyday Health

Some VC Investors Say An Economic Downturn Can Be Good For Digital Health
A market reset provides opportunities to get creative Fierce Healthcare

Recent Funding

  • Medallion collects $35M for its provider management software
  • Heart disease diagnostic AI Euclid lands $27M
  • Florence secures $27M to streamline remote workflows for clinical trials
  • MyOme raises $23M for its whole genome analysis tools
  • Revenue cycle management startup Rivet pulls in $20.5M
  • August Health, a SaaS for senior living communities, adds $15M
  • Aidaly closes on $8.5M to improve caregiver recognition and support
  • Enara gets $6M for its personalized obesity care program
  • Kins locks in $4M for in-home or virtual physical therapy
  • Live Chair Health, a community health startup that partners with barbershops, nabs $3.5M
  • Spry grabs $3M for its SaaS platform for physical therapy clinics