What’s your (Series B) fantasy?

Last week, several thousand of our closest digital health friends met up in the Nevada desert to trade tales, share wisdom, and swap business cards (or QR codes). While we recover from Las Vegas and what the kids are apparently referring to as HLTHchella, here are a few of the stories coming out of last week that caught our eye. Amazon made the launch of Amazon Clinic official; Google Cloud and Epic partnered on a cloud integration for Epic's EHR; General Catalyst shared they’re now working with 15 health system partners; Included Health announced an end-to-end hybrid care and navigation platform; Uber Health expanded to serve self-insured employers; Roche unified their digital health offerings under the Navify brand—plus way more. Despite the current funding slowdown, the week’s news proves that digital health’s movers and shakers aren’t sitting still. We’re looking forward to seeing how the next few weeks unfold and what they might signal for the year ahead—stay tuned for the Rock Health crew’s forthcoming contribution to 2023 predictions season.

Beyond the buzz, last week was a reminder that the healthcare innovation community is made of some truly amazing people working together toward a better future. We hope to see many of you at next year’s Rock Health Summit on September 27, 2023 in San Francisco!


MindMaze And Mount Sinai Partner On Digital Neurotherapeutic Program
The duo is working to improve patient outcomes in the clinic and at home MobiHealthNews 

Retail Health Care Improves Access, But Quality Concerns Remain
Healthcare leaders raise questions around patient tracking and care quality NEJM

Google Travels Far To Test The Power Of Search Tools In Health Care
Google Care Studio to be tested at a small health system in Alabama STAT

More Blues Agree To Pay For Prescription Digital Therapies
17 Blues plans now cover prescription DTx Digital Health Business and Technology

WHOOP Finds A Novel Pregnancy Digital Biomarker For Premature Birth
HRV trends leading up to delivery may be indicators for preterm births FemTech Insider 

Cleveland Clinic To Bill Up To $50 For MyChart Messages
Some Medicare or high-deductible plans may see costs anywhere from $3 to $50 Becker's Hospital Review

Scheduling Troubles Force 61% Of Patients To Skip Medical Care
Study from Notable also found that 41% of patients have changed providers as a result MedCity News

Microsoft, Wolters Kluwer Partner To Improve Patient Engagement
The partnership will make patient educational resources available on the cloud Healthcare IT News 

Recent Funding

  • Digital at-home fall prevention program Nymbl Science lands $12M
  • Validic secures $12M for its remote patient monitoring and healthcare data connectivity solution
  • Curavit Clinical Research finds $5M to expand decentralized clinical trial capabilities for DTx
  • De-identified data services firm Segmed pounces on $5.2M
  • Ayble Health locks in $4.6M to launch its virtual-first GI and digestive health app
  • Calmwave pulls in $4M to reduce practitioner overwhelm and alarm fatigue in clinics