Digital health’s top 2023 trends, wrapped

Across 2023, certain topics in digital health landed at the top of our most-played hits: GLP-1s and obesity care, AI in healthcare, and “retailers as providers” to name a few. With a new year just around the corner, we wondered—do 2023’s biggest trends have staying power? What will it take to move from hype to health impact? For Rock Health Advisory’s final piece of 2023 (and the last Rock Weekly until 2024!), we plotted the year’s most buzzworthy developments on our innovation maturity curve, based on funding activity, research volume, and partnership announcements. Read the piece for our assessment of the opportunities ahead for innovators—and our perspective on what will move the needle in 2024.

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Expanding Digital Health’s Impact In 2023 At
Reflections on lifting up digital health leaders and innovation

The Playbook: Pediatric Digital Medicine
Addressing the need for advancement and optimization in pediatric digital medicine Digital Medicine Society

CVS Plans To Overhaul How Much Drugs Cost
+ CVS Health rebrands healthcare services business to CVS Healthspire The Wall Street Journal

How Virtual Doulas Are Helping Pregnant People Have Fewer C-Sections
New research finds that benefits of virtual doula care are comparable to in-person care Fast Company

Birth Isn't Just About The Baby: Next-Generation Postpartum Care Is Born
A cohort of new companies (including Rock Health Capital port co Oula) focuses on maternal health Well + Good

Recent Funding

  • Ketryx grabs $14M for its FDA-compliant software development solution for life sciences
  • Maia Oncology, a virtual primary care clinic for cancer patients and survivors, finds $4.3M