More proof the 55+ population loves digital health ❤︎

November 16, 2015

When it comes to digital health tools, don’t underestimate the 55+ population. Just last week, we learned Omada Health’s Medicare Advantage cohort had 85% engagement and 8.7% weight loss—even more than their younger counterparts.

How do people find digital health apps in the first place? Read the latest from our research desk.


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Company Amt Investors Source
TigerText $50M Norwest Venture Partners, Invus Group, Accolade Partners, Shasta Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Reed Elsevier MobiHealthNews
ClassPass $30M Google Ventures VentureBeat
HealthiestYou $30M Frontier Capital MobiHealthNews
Dorado Systems $8M Spouting Rock Capital Advisors Philadelphia Business Journal
DICOM Grid $3M City National Bank HIT Consultant

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