2/1/21

The Rock Weekly

Digital health’s Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is nearly upon us and lately, digital health news has us reminded of the eponymous cinematic classic. Last week, the platform wars heated up with DarioHealth's $31M acquisition of musculoskeletal solution Upright; Sharecare, Ro, and 23andMe joined the ever-growing list of companies throwing their hats into the SPAC ring; insurance startup Sidecar Health was dubbed the latest unicorn; and behavioral health solution Lyra snagged another ginormous $187M Series E raise. Same story, different day—but regardless of whether the groundhog sees his shadow tomorrow, spring has come early for digital health.

Meanwhile, it’s also Top 50 in Digital Health Awards season! Alongside Fenwick & West and Goldman Sachs, we’re honored to announce the recipients of this year’s awards—a collection of individuals and organizations that reflect the innovation, tenacity, and promise of digital health. Join us in congratulating the winners and visit the Top 50 website to view their spotlight videos!

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Healthcare Has Made Big Gains In Interoperability
KLAS and CHIME report shows progress between partner orgs using different systems Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

Digital Health During COVID-19: Lessons From Operationalizing New Care Models
How new models for ophthalmology can extend to other specializations The Lancet | (Tweet)

Mark Cuban Plans Low-Cost Generic Drugs With Pharma Startup
Cubes has entered the chat—and promises "radical transparency" in drug pricing Bloomberg | (Tweet)

Luma Health Launches New Tools To Expedite COVID-19 Vaccine Programs
Patient engagement platform adds end-to-end vaccine delivery and ops solutions Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

Trials And Tribulations: The New World Of Decentralized Trials
COVID-19's impact on pushing clinical trials toward tech-enabled decentralized trials MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

New Report Highlights Impact Of Care Deferred Due To COVID-19
Findings can help providers ensure people receive care during the current pandemic surge Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

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