By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH
Digital health continues to gain a lot of attention from investors, which is why we’ve reached out to one to gain insight into what’s hot (and what’s not) midway through the industry’s largest funding year through the moment. Larry Leisure of Chicago Pacific Founders (whose corporate health benefits company, Jiff, was acquired by Castlight Health) comments on the exuberance investors are showing in the health innovation space and whether or not it will last.
Are the appraisals and funding rounds a bit over the top? Are investors concerned about some of the recent ‘digital health fatigue’ complaints that employers and health plans are beginning to vocalize as they move through an expanding portfolio of point solutions? Larry brings us some of the closed-door conversations he’s had with payers and employers about the healthcare tech startup scene, and how his thinking is starting to change his own ideas about where to place your bets next. . Healthcare navigators … care-plus-behavior change platforms … underserved markets … the digital gateway … the end of the per member per month business model and MUCH MORE. I love having a high level look on the playing field!
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