12/9/19

The Rock Weekly

Meet the Top 50 in Digital Health

Despite a steady stream of investment dollars in healthcare technology over the last several years, some companies are encountering funding troubles. Veritas Genetics is shuttering US operations, due in part to investor weariness of startups backed by Chinese firms. Digestible pill pioneer Proteus Digital Health may face a similar fate. Once valued at $1.5B, the company saw an anticipated $100M funding round fall through after the fruits of its Otsuka partnership failed to materialize. Alliances between pharma and digital therapeutic companies are being put to the test as of late—it’s been a challenge to match cultures and begin to truly execute on their promises.

Today, we’re honored to announce the dedicated individuals and organizations pushing digital health to new limits in 2019. Meet the Top 50 in Digital Health.

Headlines

Mayo Clinic Brings On Boston Health Tech Leader
Dr. John Halamka will guide the health system’s data strategy STAT | (Tweet)

Amazon In Healthcare: Do You Trust Jeff Bezos With Your Life?
“‘You can’t overestimate the impact Amazon could have’” Newsweek | (Tweet)

Crowdsourcing For Disease Treatments—There's An App For That
FDA, NIH tap the clinician community for real-world data MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Google Health Poaches Facebook Exec
She’ll lead Google Maps-related social impact initiatives Becker's Hospital Review | (Tweet)

Novartis Continues Digital Push With Amazon's Cloud Services
An overhaul of manufacturing, supply, and business operations FierceBiotech | (Tweet)

A 2018 Acquisition Set The Stage For Teladoc's New Nutrition Offering
The company continues to expand its clinical services MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Humana, Philips Team Up On Medicare Advantage Remote Monitoring
Helping seniors stay longer and safer in their homes FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

Recent Funding

  • Healthcare banking platform Starship landed $7M
  • Apostrophe got $6M to help patients see a dermatologist on demand
  • Motivo raised $2.2M in a round led by our friends at Cox Enterprises
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