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By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2016
Digital devices for collecting patient data — from connected blood pressure monitors to Ginger.io's voice analysis software — are creating a new category of medical data, digital biomarkers. According to a new report from Rock Health, these biomarkers have the potential to deliver new health insights, but there are challenges to incorporating these biomarkers into the existing efficacy landscape...
By Jonah Comstock January 27, 2016
Even as medical technology enables some amazing things, the most important breakthroughs in public health could still come from simple technologies that can expand access to care and improve communications, according to a panel of providers and technologists that took the stage with Former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit earlier this week. Assembled speakers...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2016
Gender diversity in leadership roles can improve the performance of a company, but that diversity is still hard to find in digital health, according to a report from seed fund Rock Health. Although 2014 and 2015 were record years for women CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies, among the 45 healthcare companies on the 2015 Fortune 500 list, just 11 percent had a woman CTO or CIO. Additionally, only...
By Aditi Pai December 14, 2015
Venture funding in 2015 has reached $4.3 billion, right on track with 2014, according to Rock Health’s 2015 Year in Review report. There were 279 total deals this year and the average deal size was $15.6 million. Though the number of deals has decreased from last year, the average deal size is higher. Rock Health only including funding deals that are above $2 million and the data is current as of...
By Aditi Pai November 30, 2015
Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched. "I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have...
By Aditi Pai November 10, 2015
Boston Children's Hospital released data from a discharge app pilot they launched last year and announced three partnerships, with Rock Health, IBM, and Grand Rounds. Early data from the Boston Children's discharge app pilot found that 99 percent of patients said the app was useful, up from 82 percent from the first phase of the pilot, which ended two years ago. The discharge app used for these...
By Aditi Pai November 4, 2015
Tukwila, Washington-based Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, a behavioral health specialty pharmacy chain, has acquired New York City-based 1DocWay, which has developed a telepsychiatry network. 1DocWay helped providers offer remote visits to their patients through a browser-based videoconferencing tool that could be used on smartphones, tablets, and desktops. While 1DocWay never thought of itself...
By Jonah Comstock October 26, 2015
Following up on their report on consumerism in healthcare, Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi sat down with a few entrepreneurs that are trying to make direct-to-consumer business models in healthcare work. They grappled with the question of whether an increase of patients engaging with their health really translates to viability for direct-to-consumer healthcare companies. "There's a...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2015
San Francisco-based Amino, a new company that aims to use big data to help match consumers with the best doctor for them, has launched with $19.4 million in funding. Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, Rock Health, and a number of individual investors contributed to the round. CEO and co-founder David Vivero previously founded RentJuice, an apartment renting startup that was ultimately...

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