7/1/19

The Rock Weekly

Digital health exits are heating up

Driven by seven $100M+ mega deals and a record number of repeat investors, digital health funding in the first half of 2019 continued at a steady clip (and Rock Health portfolio companies raised $400M, nearly 10% of all funding). The exit market is heating up—last week, Phreesia, Health Catalyst, and Livongo filed for IPOs, and a handful of companies could soon follow suit. In our 2019 midyear update, we looked at the acquisition strategies of big, non-healthcare players and calculated digital health’s “net liquidity overhang”—the amount of capital still awaiting return to investors. Read more.

Headlines

UnitedHealth Group Acquires PatientsLikeMe
A deep dive into H1’s $4.1B, big tech’s digital health ambitions Rock Health | (Tweet)

UnitedHealth Group Acquires PatientsLikeMe
Here’s what patient Twitter is saying about the news MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Google, U. Of Chicago In Hot Water Over Data Sharing
What does “de-identified” patient data really mean, anyway? STAT | (Tweet)

Industry Reacts To Trump Admin’s Price Transparency Order
And economists are split on what it’ll do to prices Modern Healthcare | (Tweet)

Digital Health Startup Call9 Calls It Quits
Founder: there’s pressure to pursue revenue via fee-for-service CNBC | (Tweet)

Consumer Genetic Testing Companies Form Coalition
They’re advocating for a comprehensive genetic data privacy bill STAT | (Tweet)

Apple Health Records Now Available To All US Providers
… Well, those with compatible EHRs at least MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

This Insurer Is Getting Real About Wellness Programs
Blue Shield of CA will offer a curated digital health app platform CNBC | (Tweet)

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