7/29/19

The Rock Weekly

The IPO parade continues

All eyes were on two digital health household names last week—both Health Catalyst and Livongo made their much-anticipated public market debuts on Thursday. Livongo’s executive chairman hinted that the IPO provides spending money for an acquisition or two—which wouldn’t come as a surprise since digital health companies remain the most likely acquirers of other digital health companies.

At the eighth Rock Health Summit, we’ll sit down with leaders to discuss what exactly healthy growth looks like in our maturing sector. Here’s a list of seven other things we’re looking forward to on 9/24-25. Still need a ticket? Grab yours while you can.

Headlines

Two Digital Health Companies Join Parade Of IPOs
Both received a warm reception into the public markets The Wall Street Journal | (Tweet)

AliveCor Scoops Up New CEO From Amazon Alexa
And she’s not afraid of fending off larger rivals CNBC | (Tweet)

Anthem To Co-Launch Symptom Checker, Telehealth App
The aim is to better manage downstream health spending MedCity News | (Tweet)

With Wearables, Not All Tracking Is Equal
Sensors appear to be less accurate for people of color STAT | (Tweet)

In Digital Arms Race, Walgreens Bolsters Virtual Offerings
Until now, it has employed a more cautious approach MedCity News | (Tweet)

A Father’s Quest To Save His Son With Code
A display of AI’s power to provide crucial info when it matters most STAT | (Tweet)

CVS, Aetna To Support Needs Of Most Vulnerable Patients
A collaboration with Unite Us will focus on social services Modern Healthcare | (Tweet)

Recent Funding

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