Friday, July 5, 2013

Digital Health Investment: $849M First Half 2013

Rock Health reports there has been $849 million in digital health funding for the first half of 2013, a 12% increase over the same period in 2012.

Among the the biggest areas for digital health investment were analytics/big data and electronic health record systems.

"The biggest areas for digital health funding this year include analytics/big data"
- Rock Health, Digital Health Funding, Midyear Update
The interest in big data analytics makes sense as they are improving clinical care, yielding insights into healthcare business issues, and proactively detecting privacy data breaches.
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Sources:
(a) Digital Health Startups Net $849M in Investments in First Half of 2013 - www.iHealthBeat.org, 07/02/2013

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