October 11, 2021 I Issue #130
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This Week in Digital Health Markets
Apple wants to make health its greatest contribution to mankind. It’s struggling to pull that off. Business Insider
At Geisinger Health, AI and facial recognition are just two of the advanced technologies elevating the customer experience, according to CIO John Kravitz. The Wall Street Journal
A study published by Verily researchers showed that some smartphone metrics, such as sentiment in weekly voice diaries, matched up with the severity of users’ depression as determined by PHQ-9 scores. MedCity News
Empire members will gain access to three Mount Sinai Health System care models, which enable patients to opt for in-home care when medically appropriate. MedCity News
Company CIO Blackford Middleton wrote in a LinkedIn post that the healthcare collaboration software vendor had “run out of runway” in terms of funding and resources. Healthcare IT News
Insights & Research
Digital health startups focused on women’s health care pulled in $1.3 billion in funding across 26 deals so far in 2021—nearly doubling all of 2020’s funding with four months still left to go. Fierce Healthcare
Fewer hospital mergers and acquisitions so far in 2021 is offset by a high percentage of “mega-merger” transactions, according to a new analysis. Modern Healthcare
This Week in The Big Unlock Podcast
Amit Phadnis, Chief Digital Officer of GE Healthcare reflects on how a geographical transition and a change in domain from IT networking to healthcare has worked out for him and shares his learnings from this shift.
Amber Fencl, VP of Digital Health and Engagement at Novant Health, discusses how innovations in technology are driving healthcare and enabling its seamless, effective delivery into patients’ homes today.
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Damo Consulting Thought Leadership and Research
A new effort to tackle the thorny issue of interoperability and digital health adoption. Paddy Padmanabhan shares his thoughts in this piece. STAT News
This article explores the impact and effects of digital transformation on frontline caregivers and what they want from digitized healthcare to make a difference in their lives as caregivers. Article
With Google Health and Apple both reported to be, respectively, closing down and scaling back their healthcare efforts, it’s worth asking just how disruptive consumer technology companies can be in this hugely complex and fragmented industry. Blog
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Digital Health Funding, M&A
Devoted Health, a startup using technology to provide better care for older Americans, raked in $1.23 billion in Series D funding, marking a record haul for a health tech business and one of the largest sums raised by any venture at such an early stage. STAT News
This article analyses how 2021’s funding swell is changing market expectations and empowering investors to venture outside of historical funding patterns, with more dollars going toward women-led companies, women+ digital health, and health equity solutions. Rock Health
Walgreens is considering buying Evolent Health, which makes software to help providers manage their value-based care programs, according to a recent report by Bloomberg. MedCity News
The startup, which says it uses “digital twins” to help people manage their diabetes, recently raised a series C round led by ICONIQ Growth. MedCity News
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