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Digital health conference SZN means news drops fast and furious, and the runaway theme for last week’s announcements: acquisitions galore. 23andMe purchased Lemonaid Health for $400M, while Medicare primary care provider Oak Street Health acquired virtual specialty care company RubiconMD. Two Rock Health port cos also took the “exit” route: digital health management platform Wellframe got bought up by payer solution HealthEdge, and reproductive health startup Natalist was acquired by home-health testing company Everly Health—a rare example of a woman-led healthcare startup’s purchase by another woman-led health company (!). Farther along on their M&A journey, the combined company formerly known as Grand Rounds Health officially rebranded as Included Health, taking on the name of a recent acquisition. Digital health M&A is in the fast lane, so buckle your seatbelts—we expect consolidation to stay exciting through the end of the year.

Just like our industry, Rock Health continues to grow—and we’re hiring for several roles across Rock Health Advisory!

We’re looking for a Growth Manager; our Membership team has Account Manager and Account Associate roles open; our Consulting practice is hiring a Principal, an Engagement Manager, and a Consultant. Join us in our work to make healthcare massively better!


UnitedHealthcare Launches A Virtual-First Health Insurance Plan
+ The pros and cons of insurance focused on virtual care STAT

Simone Biles Executes a Tricky New Move: Mental-Health Champion
Digital health’s walk of fame continues with the Olympian joining Cerebral The Wall Street Journal

Electronic Health Record Use, Clinical Productivity, And Physician Turnover
Surprisingly, less time in EHR connected with physician departure JAMA

Pediatric Behavioral Health Company Brightline Expands Into Autism Space
Rock Health port co also plans specialty offerings for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC kids MobiHealthNews

One Medical Launches New Program To Target Chronic Care Management Market
Impact by One Medical will compete with the likes of Livongo and Lark Health Fierce Healthcare

Five Ways The FDA Could Build Transparency Into AI Devices
The AI in healthcare regulation debate continues STAT

Study Shows Promise Of Mobile Apps, Connected Devices To Manage Hypertension
Hello Heart shows reduction in blood pressure for 84% of users with hypertension Fierce Healthcare

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