Another blockbuster quarter for digital health funding — with Heather Mack

July 29, 2021 HIMSS Media Season 2 Episode 32
Another blockbuster quarter for digital health funding — with Heather Mack
Show Notes

Host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett welcome Heather Mack — former MobiHealthNews Associate Editor and now the head of content and editorial and Greylock Partners — to look back at another serious  funding quarter for digital health, and identify some of the trends that drove the investment.

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Talking points:

  • How the pandemic exposed the promise, and importance, of digital health
  • Mental health care as a major investment trend in the quarter
  • Is "digital health" just health now?
  • People are realizing how much digital health can do
  • Digital health is here to stay — not a bubble
  • Adoption, not innovation, is the current biggest driver
  • Telehealth beyond the video visit
  • Online healthcare habits are becoming the norm
  • What's the over-saturation risk for digital health niches?
  • SPACs and IPOs — what do they mean?
  • M&As — consolidation vs diversification
  • The impact of Amazon Haven's rise and fall
  • Quiet innovation in backend AI/ML
  • Expectations for the second half of the year

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Q2 wraps up with more than $6.2 billion in digital health investments

Healthcare automation startup Olive scores $400M

Digital MSK startup SWORD Health lands $85M in Series C

With more mega deals on the table, 2021 has already surpassed last year's funding total, says Rock Health report

Maker of computerized cardiac models HeartFlow to go public via $2.4B SPAC merger

Baby tech company Owlet hits NYSE after closing SPAC merger

Multimodal primary care provider Carbon Health scores $350M to become largest in the U.S. and more digital health fundings

Weight loss app Noom scores $540M in Series F funding

Ro raises $500M, bringing its D2C virtual care business to a $5B valuation

Oscar Health's CEO on how insurance companies have transformed during COVID-19

Amazon Pharmacy offers customers six months of prescription medication for $6