Healthcare Innovation Needs Policy

Recently I heard an insurance exec speak about innovation opportunities in healthcare. Somehow, he made it through his hour-long talk without once mentioning our President and his healthcare agenda. He talked about the pressing problem and need for solutions for chronic disease management in an aging population, but somehow never mentioned that these problems can’t improve if people aren’t insured. The soliloquy included a lengthy … Continue reading Healthcare Innovation Needs Policy

Improving Gender Diversity in Health Tech

This article was originally published on Healthegy.com. Last month, the seventh annual Rock Health Women’s Summit was held in San Francisco to promote gender diversity and support more women leaders in Digital Health. According to research from Rock Health, women are the predominant players in the health care marketplace. Women represent 78% of the health care workforce, make 80% of health care decisions in families, … Continue reading Improving Gender Diversity in Health Tech

Digital Health is Underfunded

Overall venture capital funding made a sharp decline in the last two quarters amid worries (justifiable or not) of a bear market and a funding bubble in technology investments. In contrast to the tech market, however, digital health funding continues to grow at a record pace. According to Rock Health, $4.5B was invested in digital health in 2015 (an increase from $4.3B from 2014) and … Continue reading Digital Health is Underfunded