3/15/21

The Rock Weekly

Digital behavioral health’s defining moment

Even as vaccination numbers accelerate and the US edges closer to a more hopeful chapter in the pandemic saga, the psychological effects of 2020 won’t soon be forgotten. Investors were not lost to this realization—which resulted in $2.4B of funding poured into the digital behavioral health market last year. Our latest piece explores four trends underpinning this market's momentum, plus opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors alike to consider as the industry moves forward.

Did you know that people with mental health conditions were more likely to be telemedicine users in 2020 than those without mental health conditions? For more on how the pandemic accelerated the use of digital health, check out our 2020 Consumer Adoption Report.

Headlines

Biden Appoints Clare Martorana As US Chief Information Officer
Martorana’s experience ranges from the Department of Veteran Affairs to WebMD Fast Company | (Tweet)

Dr. B Website Will Match You With Leftover COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
ZocDoc founder links up with ex-Haven engineers to distribute shots The New York Times | (Tweet)

Health Data Poverty: An Assailable Barrier To Equitable Digital Healthcare
A lack of representative data for certain populations could exacerbate inequality The Lancet | (Tweet)

Medical Startup Ambulnz To Go Public In SPAC Deal
The merger with Motion Acquisition Corp. is valued at $1.1B Reuters | (Tweet)

COVID-19 Relief Package Includes Health IT Expansion
$1.9T bill allocates $500M to upgrade CDC tech Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

Using Smart Speakers To Contactlessly Monitor Heart Rhythms
How Google, Amazon, Apple et al.’s devices can identify individual human heartbeats Nature | (Tweet)

Babylon Health Buys Fresno-Based Practice As Part Of US Expansion
London-based telehealth co snaps up 1000+ providers and 50K MA and Medi-Cal patients MedCityNews | (Tweet)

PatientPoint Acquires Outcome Health To Combine Point-Of-Care Technologies
The two competitors join forces to create largest doctor’s office advertising network in US Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

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