January 2018

Venture capitalists are paying more attention to mental health. Venture investment in mental health startups has nearly quadrupled since 2014, thanks in part to a 2008 federal law that required health insurers to treat mental health equally to other kinds of health care. In 2017, VCs invested...

At long last, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IThas named a new chief privacy officer. The post has been vacant since Deven McGraw left the acting chief privacy officer post in October, and some in the industry speculated the Trump administration would not...

BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP) is a corporate venture fund program to which thirty-four BCBS entities have committed over $550 million across three Funds. The Funds invest in promising emerging companies of strategic relevance to Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plans and provide access to its...

PANEL: Transforming Traditional Medicine with Digital Therapeutics Digital therapeutics is making evidence-based waves in health care. An increasing number of companies are developing on-demand services and apps for patients to use in lieu of medications and traditional therapies, and it’s not just convenient, it’s saving money...

This was an impressive year for digital health investment. In total, MobiHealthNews covered 224 companies’ funding announcements constituting just over $5 billion in investments — roughly twice the amount we saw last year. Fifty-two of these funding announcements were in the first quarter of the year...