2018 retrospective

By Dave Muoio December 21, 2018
The last few months of 2018 have been fairly active for digital health regulation, with the US FDA roughly a dozen noteworthy devices and consumer health products. But the bigger news out of the agency this quarter comes in the form of its market guidance. For instance, the very beginning of October saw the release of the Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response...
By Dave Muoio December 20, 2018
Alphabet’s business interests cover a wide range of industries, and healthcare is certainly among them. With each passing year, Alphabet (or Google, or Verily) unveils a growing collection of tech-driven partnerships and healthcare tools — read on for a compilation of the company’s news in 2018. January 4: Cityblock Health, the urban-focused public health startup that spun out of Alphabet’s...
By Laura Lovett December 20, 2018
2018 revealed some of Amazon’s biggest moves into the healthcare space. The year kicked off with the major announcement that the retail and tech giant was teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to build its own nonprofit healthcare entity. As the year unfolded the public would hear more details about the leadership and location of the venture.  In addition to the venture, Amazon...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2018
Updated 12/21 with additional deals. Babyforyou.net.ua has been tracking mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space since 2013, and with the exception of a small blip last year, the number has gone up every year. In 2018, we saw a record-breaking 56 acquisitions and mergers in the space, 13 of which had disclosed price tags totaling $7.6 billion. This year was notable not only for the...